Gov’t watch: May 22, 2024

What your local officials are up to this week


Boulder City Council

At the May 23 study session, council will:

– Hear a presentation and discuss public safety including traffic and bike safety, and citywide crime. It will also include updates on ongoing projects like the Reimagine Policing Plan.  

– Hear a presentation and discuss the final draft of the Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP). The updated CWPP, funded by Boulder’s voter-passed Climate Tax, aims to identify actions for risk reduction and provide a framework for the planning and implementation of mitigation measures. The city’s previous plan was adopted in 2007.

Because of Memorial Day, there won’t be a council meeting on May 30. The next meeting will be on June 6.

Boulder County Commissioners

During the week of May 27, commissioners will:

– Attend a business meeting at 9:30 a.m., where commissioners will “conduct the routine business of the county” including signing agreements, taking personnel action or other matters not requiring a public hearing. Specific agendas are published the day before the meeting at

– Host an in-person town hall May 30 at 5:30 p.m. at the Boulder Recycling Center (1901 63rd St.) where staff will present on composting in the county. 

– Attend various workshops and tours, including a grasslands fire workshop on May 29 and a visit to the Bluebird Permanent Supportive Housing Apartments (2445 30th St., Boulder) on May 31. The 40-unit Bluebird facility, opened earlier this year, supports people experiencing chronic homelessness and provides supportive services from the Boulder Shelter for the Homeless and other local organizations like Mental Health Partners and Community Food Share. 

Boulder County offices will be closed on May 27 for Memorial Day. 

Lafayette City Council

This week, council:

– Approved the city’s first wildlife plan to establish guidelines for habitat conservation, land management recommendations and policies. Discussions for the plan started in 2019 to address concerns stemming from the interface of urban development and nature. According to census data, the city’s population has grown by nearly 25% since 2010. Lafayette has 1,640 acres of open space.  

– Approved a preliminary universal recycling ordinance to expand collection service to “all who live and work” in Lafayette starting January 2025. The ordinance, which creates requirements for commercial and multi-family properties, aims to help Lafayette reach its waste diversion goal of 50% by 2026. In 2023, the diversion rate was 42%. The next vote is scheduled for June 4. 

Karen Norback contributed to this reporting. All agendas are subject to change. 


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