BoCo seeks public’s input on 2016 budget – Let’s give some!

The Daily Camera reported On October 5th that Boulder County residents can offer their own ideas about what programs, services and projects should be funded in next year’s budget in public hearings.

The current-year spending package the commissioners authorized to spend by December 31st to fund county services, programs and projects in 2015 is about $515.8M.

However, there is a projected $50M shortfall in budgeted spending. (Information about current and prior years’ budgets is available at BoulderCounty.org/Budget).

Wow!

An opportunity to get the voice of BoCo CAPS heard in the Boulder County Land Use Department, Commissioners Office, Niwot Local Improvement District, Surveyor’s Office, Parks and Open Space Department – all in one meeting!

When:     Thursday, October 15th at 2 p.m.,

Where:   BoCo Courthouse, 1325 Pearl St., Boulder, Commissioners’ third-floor hearing room

How:       We will present our “opportunity” in a positive, information-seeking manner because our goal is to have the Boulder County commissioners to want to help our cause.  We will come prepared with their arguments against by citing elements from the Boulder County Comprehensive Plan, Goals, Policies and Maps Elements, Second Edition, Boulder County Land Use Department.

What we want:

The formation of a task force with public member inclusion to study:

  • Potential partnerships with CU Boulder, BVSD and or one or more Municipalities
  • Formation of an Aquatics District
  • Investigation of putting a bond issue on the ballot for Boulder County or the Aquatics district
  • Survey of potential natatorium sites in Boulder County

Please email bococaps “at” gmail “dot” com if you want to attend and participate in communicating the dire need for a 21st century aquatic resource in Boulder County to meet existing and future aquatics programming sports demands – there is not a venue in Boulder County that can host a Boulder County swim meet.

If you cannot attend the meeting, further opportunities to comment:

  • The budget hearings will be webstreamed and archived for future viewing at http://bit.ly/1P99SSc.
  • People can also submit comments by email, to commissioners@bouldercounty.org, by mail to Boulder County Commissioners Office, P..O. Box 471, Boulder CO 80306, or by phone at 303-441-3500.
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