- Open Space Ballot Initiative Re-vote at 8/20/19 Council Meeting 2019-08-16 - The Charter Amendment to protect open space from mineral extraction will be up for a re-vote at the August 20th Broomfield city council meeting. The vote will determine whether this charter amendment will appear on the November 5th ballot to be voted on by citizens. The item is 11.g on the agenda and comments will be taken from citizens when this item comes up. While this amendment initially was read and voted down in at the July 23rd council meeting, any council member who voted “no” is allowed to bring that item back up for a re-vote. Community members who...
- Broomfield Health and Safety First Invites You to Sign Petition: “City of Broomfield: Do NOT Sell Our Water!” 2019-08-08 - Broomfield Health and Safety First (BHSF) is “a group of residents seeking to ensure that health and safety are Broomfield’s first priority on oil & gas decisions” who sponsored Charter Amendment 301. BHSF is sponsoring a petition titled “City of Broomfield: Do NOT Sell Our Water!” that you can read and sign here. In an August 1 announcement from the City and County of Broomfield (CCOB), CCOB stated it would hold a special Council meeting on August 13 to consider whether to sell municipal water to Extraction for usage in mixing cement for drilling operations. There is a CCOB calendar...
- Attend Tuesday May 28 Council Meeting to Support Moratorium 2019-05-27 - At the Tuesday, May 28 Council Meeting, there will be a public hearing and Council vote for the second reading of Ordinance No. 2091, “a moratorium on processing new and pending applications for use by special reviews or operator agreements for oil and gas developments to allow Broomfield to amend its oil and gas regulations to account for new regulatory authority granted to local governments by SB 19-181.” Please consider attending this meeting to register your support or you can write to Council here email@example.com. The moratorium ordinance is Item 11a on the Council agenda here. Citizens should plan on...
- Consider Attending Special Council Meeting for Moratorium and Spacing Application Near Anthem 2019-05-10 - Broomfield City Council will hold a special meeting at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14 to consider an ordinance “for a moratorium on processing new and pending applications for use by special reviews or operator agreements for oil and gas developments to allow Broomfield to amend its oil and gas regulations to account for new regulatory authority granted to local governments by SB 19-181.” SB19-181 Protect Public Welfare Oil and Gas Operations gave local governments greater power to protect public health and safety by regulating oil and gas industry operations in their jurisdictions. Please consider attending this meeting to register...
- Letter to Governor Polis: Sign SB181 into Law 2019-04-06 - Now that the State legislature passed SB 19-181 Protect Public Welfare Oil and Gas Operations on April 3, it is on Governor Polis’s desk awaiting his signature. If you would like to encourage him to sign this bill, you can sign on to a letter sponsored by the League of Oil and Gas Impacted Coloradans at this link http://www.coloradologic.org/letter-to-gov-polis-sign-sb181-into-law/ You can read the bill here https://leg.colorado.gov/bills/sb19-181 Note: Broomfield Concerned is a neighborhood group under the umbrella of LOGIC.
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- Call and Write Our Elected Officials and the State Regulatory Agencies
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