Planning Board unanimously recommended plan adoption Aug. 1
900 attendees at 9 community events
1,400 ppl from under-represented groups (Latinx, youth, ppl with disabilities)
1,300 responses from statistically valid survey
2,300 responses from online survey
Reminder: This is the *first* open space master plan, per council's memo.
The plan is using a tier system.
Ecosystem Health and Resilience: Using the best available science, we protect healthy ecosystems and mend those we have impaired
Morzel raises her hand.
"Of course you do," Jones says.
Only 6 speakers for public hearing.
(From what I've seen so far of the plan, I agree.)
Participate in acquisition efforts with partners, protect land outside city boundaries, prioritize acquisitions in rural areas of Boulder Valley
Tier 1: Enhance visitor communication, welcome diverse backgrounds and abilities
Tier 2: Support city’s engagement with indigenous peoples, connect youth with outdoors
We are about 80-85% toward completing desired acquisitions.
Tier 2: Update trail design standards, encourage non-driving transportation to trailheads, managed permitted passive recreation (off-leash dogs, etc.)
Tier 2: Protect water resources, encourage diverse and innovative ag
Tier 1: Preserve and restore habitat, update grassland and forest ecosystem management plans, address climate change
Tier 2: Reduce undesignated trails, control invasive species, develop “learning laboratory” approach to conservation
Sorry I'm not more helpful!
"There needs to be a really clear line between (OSMP) and (Parks & Rec)."
Yes, Wagner says: A lot in the plan reflects strategies we already have in the works.
Dan Burke, OSMP director, jumping up to take this.
Guys, you're killing me with all these planning and strategy buzzwords. My brain feels so fuzzy.
Finally, something I understand!
Brockett: "I felt it was an absolutely Goldilocks process. I would hope we get a case study out of that."
"I would hope, with respect to prairie dogs, that we move forward." It's OK to be a Tier 1 priority, but we need to complete the working group recommendations.
Weaver: "You're deserving of all the praise you're getting."