Hello on this beautiful Tuesday, #Boulder. We've got city council starting in about 15 min. (Though I hope you're still outside enjoying the sunshine.)
Tonight, we've got a public hearing for some budget stuff. Adding in $$ from ARPA, the infrastructure tax extension; and appropriating $$ spent during the Marshall Fire and windstorm.
And a 2-hr+ discussion on the library district. Council hashing out some key sticking points tonight for a potential future district.
Council is reading a declaration for the Day of Remembrance, the 1-yr anniversary of the King Soopers shooting. That's next Tuesday (March 22) but council won't be in session then.
There will be some events next week, including a community-wide moment of silence at 2:30 p.m. and a gathering at the bandshell from 4:30 to 6. weareboulderstrong.com
March 22 will be the Boulder Day of Remembrance in perpetuity, not just this year.

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Mar 16
OK, the library district. Feels like the 800th time we've talked about this over the last 3.5 years. documents.bouldercolorado.gov/WebLink/DocVie…
Here's where we are right now: Council is (most likely) going to vote to form a district on paper. (Probably) in the fall, voters will weigh a tax to fund it.

What we're working on now is how the district and city will work together, assuming it gets formed and funded.
This is something called an IGA, or intergovernmental agreement. (I should add that to the Local Gov't 101 glossary...boulderbeat.news/boulder-101/bo…
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Mar 16
Quickly to our public hearing: Budget stuff

This is a process called an adjustment to base. It's when the city has extra revenue or expenses that it didn't budget for ahead of time. (The current year's budget is worked on April-Oct and approved in Dec of the previous year.)
This adjustment is special, though, bc we've got all that $$ from the feds (ARPA), additional tax revenue from the CCS tax extension (OK'd by voters in Nov. 2021) and expenditures from the Marshall Fire and wind storm.
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Mar 9
Now a report on traffic/street safety in #Boulder. documents.bouldercolorado.gov/WebLink/DocVie…
So much to report here.... basically, aside from 2020 (an anomaly), the number of crashes overall has declined in recent years but the number of crashes resulting in severe injury and/or death has stayed fairly consistent.
Boulder does a Safe Streets Report every 3 years that looks at crashes and trends

65% of severe crashes happen on arterial streets (larger ones) despite the fact that they make up a minority of all Boulder's streets
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Mar 9
I'm here! Another #Boulder city council meeting. Tonight: Board and commission nominations (with a public hearing) and discussion of traffic crashes / injuries + deaths, and efforts to prevent them.
The "official" name of that latter subject is Safe Streets Report (as in, a study Boulder does every ~3 years on crashes and trends) and Twenty is Plenty — the city's 2020 move to lower neighborhood speed limits to 20 mph
Lots of interesting data in that one.
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Mar 2
Yes, I am still here. Next: When will council return to chambers for meetings? COVID transmission is still high but falling pretty quickly.

Apparently April 5 at the very earliest for council, and May 3 for the public. As you'll see in that presentation.
That would be for regular and special meetings only; study sessions would stay virtual.

And even in-person meetings would be hybrid, with some council members, staff and public able to participate remotely.
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Mar 2
Next up: Some updates on the city's lobbying agenda for the state leg. No presentation, but I've got a few notes so you know what Boulder is advocating for.
First up: Support expansion of behavioral health
No specific legislation yet, but Boulder likely to support
whatever gets proposed. Recommendations from a task force report introduced to the state leg.

They are as follows:
- Address the residential behavioral health needs of Colorado’s Native American Tribes. ($5 to $10M)

- Meet the needs of children, youth, and families through residential care, community services, and school and pediatric behavioral health care integrations. ($110.5 to $141.5M)
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