Critical Decisions Regarding Oil and Gas Chapter Loom- Please Write Council and Attend on Aug 29

 

 

Critical decisions regarding the Oil and Gas Chapter loom at the August 29 City Council Study Session and your help is needed to ensure the health and safety of Broomfield residents!

 

 

 

Please write to City Council using the email addresses here in order to:

  1. request that City Council have their oil and gas counsel present at the Study Session and in any executive sessions to advise on these highly specialized oil and gas issues.  This includes Broomfield’s oil and gas coordinator Tami Yellico, and oil and gas attorneys Phil Barber and Elizabeth Paranhos who have been used by Broomfield in the past to advise on these issues.

2. tell them your comments, concerns or support of the document(s).  Remind them that these measures are essential to protect the health, safety and welfare of Broomfield residents from large-scale residential oil and gas development.  The Study Session agenda documentation includes the Council summary, Background on the Update Committee focus, the Chapter, and its supporting documentation for the Draft.

 

Please attend the City Council Study Session on August 29 at 6 pm to show your support.  The agenda is posted here, including the Council summary, Background on the Update Committee focus, the Chapter, and its supporting documentation for the Draft.  You will be able to hear Council members’ questions and follow-up with any concerns by emailing your representatives.  You can also submit any concerns following the Study Session to the Oil and Gas Update Committee    oilandgas@broomfield.org

Public comments will not be allowed at the Study Session. Therefore, it is important you review the documents and provide your comments ahead of time (ideally before Friday).

Following the August 29 Study Session, there could be another study session, the City could ask the Update Committee to consider changes, or the City could enter into internal consultations with legal counsel.

The City Council would then hold one public hearing to show the public what they are considering adopting.  Citizens would have the chance to make comments at this hearing and then there would be a Council vote on the Chapter.  This might occur at the end of September or beginning of October.