Of that, 20c goes to general fund
Open space: 9c
Parks & Rec: 3c
Community, culture and safety tax: 3c
Of that, 9 cents goes to the general fund.
A further 2 cents is sent to the general fund for Public Safety expenses.
Library gets less than 1 cent.
Parks & rec gets 1c.
Community housing assistance program: 1c
No one knows; City Attorney Tom Carr is going to look it up.
Increased community demand: $59.425M
End of lifecycle technology replacement: $6M
Climate initiatives: $5.025M
Improvements of public space amenities: $63.163M
New city biz/service: $54.48M
Workforce recruitment/retention: $2.5M
The old Fire Station No. 3 land (by Scott Carpenter) is in the high-hazard flood zone, so it can't be used for much of anything. It didn't flood in 2013.
Given what staff said about how hard it was to find land for No. 3, no idea where No. 2 and 4 are going to go.
For instance, one of the "immediate" needs is $700K to re-install doors on the east side of the municipal building (where council chambers are), a pet project of Morzel.
No, Doelling says, no commitments yet to these items.
"We're looking, even now," says fire chief Michael Calderazzo. "It's a tough market. We're exploring what may be available in the next 3-5 yrs."
Morzel: That brings up the issue of, why move?
I similarly had no idea what that was.
Morzel: "I'd like to put some brakes on that."
Wants staff to do some prioritization.
Wagner: "We're working toward it."
Morzel: "I want to start out with the big elephant in the room, and that's Alpine Balsam. I wonder if we should start on the path we're on now. We never anticipated expenses that are there now."
"It's far more than I think any of us anticipated. I think we call it good and get out." Wants to sell the property ASAP.
Doelling responds that it will be cheaper in the long run to build new rather than finding new spaces to rent. "Those buildings need to be vacated."
Kind of confused what they're doing tonight, then, by saying what their priorities are.
"I want a public hearing. I want a place where council can legally direct staff to do X, Y, Z."
BCH is moving out May 1. There was an IP put out this week giving a timeline/cost estimate for deconstructing the hospital at Alpine Balsam.
Morzel: I'm still not convinced it needs to be deconstructed.
I'm sure that can be abated, but idk.
His personal priority is Fire Station No. 3. "It's a life safety issue, we've been planning it for a long time."
Weaver not a fan, but he's gonna go along. Carlisle not a fan either, but also agreeing if it's understood that there is flexibility.
City has said that its high levels of reserves helped Boulder recover more quickly from the 2013 floods.