What: Broomfield Air Quality Testing Program Open House
Where: Lobby of City and County Building
When: Wednesday, October 24 from 5 pm – 6:30 pm
Why: Ask the City previously unanswered questions about how the results will be available to the public and emergency response actions/enforcement
Please save the date and plan to stop by to ask questions of City Staff and contractors from Colorado State University’s Department of Atmospheric Science and Ajax Analytics. According to the City’s announcement, “Attendees can learn more about how air quality testing will be conducted, what tools and sensors will be used and how results will be accessible to the public.” At the August 28 Council meeting approving the agreement costing Broomfield $1,179,775, Council Member Shaff and resident Jean Lim (author) raised unanswered questions fi the public would have full, immediate access to the data.
Also at the Oct. 24 Open House, the City states that citizens can learn about “information supporting emergency response actions.” Questions about how the City is going to enforce violations have also yielded vague answers from Staff in the past.
The City also announced more specifics regarding the baseline sampling by CSU and Ajax Analytics. They have placed four whole air samplers to collect weekly time-integrated air samples in the following locations: two near pads (unspecified at this time), one near Anthem Ranch, and one near Broomfield Commons Fields. The map of the entire schematic for air quality monitoring can be found here.