Gov’t watch: March 6, 2024

What your local officials are up to this week

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Ariana DeBose as Dr. Kira Foster in I.S.S. Courtesy: Bleecker Street

Boulder City Council

On March 14, council will:

  • Appoint residents to City boards and commissions that oversee everything from liquor licenses to the use of open space. Eighty-eight people applied for 30 open seats, according to City documents. Most city council members first served on a city board and commission. This year’s applicants include former (unsuccessful) council candidates and a former Boulder mayor. 
  • Prepare for its annual retreat, where priorities and work plan items are determined for the next two years. In past years, the retreat was held in January. This council moved the retreat back to give new members more time to familiarize themselves with City processes and get feedback from city staff. The retreat will be held virtually April 3 and 4. 

Boulder County

On March 12, the Parks & Open Space Department will:

  • Host a 6:30 p.m. panel discussion on weed management, including the use of herbicides and pesticides. Public testimony will be taken. More information: boco.org/WeedMgmtPanel. Attend virtually: boco.org/Panel-Mar12

— Shay Castle

Lafayette City Council

On March 5, council: 

  • Was briefed on House Bill 24-1313, legislation addressing housing affordability and the lack of transit ridership through state-regulated zoning requiring increased density in areas surrounding bus transit stations and corridors. Non-compliance will result in the loss of highway funding for municipalities. Learn more at bit.ly/hb-1313
  • Learned about Lafayette’s membership in the Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport Community Noise Roundtable. The group works to identify and address community concerns and solutions to noise from the Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport in Broomfield. It meets on the first Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. Learn more: jeffco.us/4235/CNR-Meetings

— Karen Norback

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