People vulnerable to flooding when South Boulder Creek overtops U.S. 36 achieved a win in August 2015 when Boulder’s City Council voted unanimously to approve the South Boulder Creek Flood Mitigation Study/Option D.
Unfortunately, our work isn’t done. In order to move forward with Option D, the city must negotiate with University of Colorado to use 80+ acres of property owned by CU known informally as CU South. CU is expected to request annexation into the City of Boulder as part of the negotiation process. The city, having received pushback in the last year about how they solicit citizen input on every issue, is not only bracing for resistance from people who oppose annexation, they are actively seeking to make sure those voices get heard.
As the project becomes noisier it’s imperative that the point of view of people who support flood mitigation and see annexation as an opportunity to assert control over what happens at CU South, also has a place.
You are invited (and encouraged!) to join us at one or both of the following events coming up in the next two weeks. This is emotional work for those of us who experienced some of the worst flooding in Boulder in 2013, but it is also rewarding.
City Council Meeting
Tuesday, September 20th, 6:00 pm
Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan – Open House
Monday, September 26th, 2016, 5:00 to 7:00 pm
St Paul’s United Methodist Church
4215 Grinnell Ave.