Gov’t watch: Feb. 21, 2024

What your local elected officials are up to this week

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The Penfield Tate II Municipal Building at 1777 Broadway in Boulder. Courtesy: City of Boulder

Boulder City Council 

The special meeting scheduled for Feb. 29 has been canceled. Due to council chamber upgrades, all March meetings will be virtual. 

Boulder County Commissioners

On Feb. 22, the Parks and Open Space Advisory Committee (POSAC) will: Hear presentations on weed management practices and proposed changes to the County’s weed management plan draft. Proposed changes include reducing the amount of herbicide used on open space and removing aerial spraying via helicopter.  Public comment will be taken following the presentations.

Lafayette City Council

On Feb. 20, Council: were briefed on a potential update to an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) to centralize administration of affordable homeownership and rental programs under one umbrella managed by the City of Boulder. A foreclosure prevention fund is set to be included.

Erie, Louisville, Superior, Broomfield and Lyons are also participating in the IGA. If adopted, all partners would continue to acquire affordable units to be managed by the regional program.

Lafayette has approximately 750 deed-restricted housing units. The City manages 20 affordable homes. 

On Feb. 26, Council will: Discuss the final distribution of funds obtained via the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and potential ballot issues for 2024. 

Editor’s note: A previous version of this article incorrectly stated that the affordable housing IGA had already been updated by Lafayette City Council. That agreement has not yet been adopted.