Something else I forgot: CU South update. No notes on this bc they didn't include anything in the packet.
CU is supposed to submit annexation proposals in early October. Friend, Weaver suggesting that Nov. 10 or Nov. 17, the council gets to review it and then do a plan for community engagement.
(flood work still ongoing, including another look at options for upstream detention)
Friend: Hopefully public hearings for annexation starting in April
This is just a check-in to see how council feels about it.
About that plan.
Weaver: "It just seemed too quick to us to have staff respond to a proposal this big and this impactful to the community."
Normal annexation process is: applicant submits, then staff reviews and responds in ~30 days..?
Friend: "We think it's pretty important the community engage on the front end of this."
Young: "I want us to be clear on what the engagement process looks like." I don't want to take us back to step 1.
There is council consensus around this idea. So that's how that will go. Another fun process and vote to look forward to.

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