Crunch Time: Write to Council Now or Speak October 24 on the Amended Agreement with Extraction

The scheduled Amended Agreement vote on October 24 is extremely important to our future as residents in Broomfield.  If this Amended Agreement is passed, it will grandfather this Amended Agreement with Extraction before many unresolved matters have been finalized, including ordinances resulting from the Task Force work.  This document seeks to identify some of the concerns that I have. …

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Latest Changes to Extraction Proposal Will Be Discussed at Oct. 17 Study Session

Additional negotiated changes between the City and Extraction will be discussed during a Council Study Session on Tuesday, Oct. 17 at 6 p.m. in City Council Chambers.  They are described under “Current Status of Negotiations” starting on page 4 of the City’s summary, which is available here.  You can find a map of the proposal here. Citizens are usually…

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Twists and Turns in Council MOU Negotiations with Extraction

  In presenting an “Update on Staff Negotiations with Extraction Oil and Gas, LLC” at the October 10 City Council meeting, City Manager Ozaki announced that he planned to use a “unique negotiating process” where Council Members and Staff could ask Extraction representatives direct questions during the meeting.  What was expected to be an evening with a unique format…

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A Maze of Confusion

Are you confused?  Join the rest of us! Broomfield Concerned’s frequent tag line is “Are you concerned?”  Then we typically share what we know to “inform” and “educate.” While our goal is to get answers where we can, and to share them with you, sometimes answers are elusive. Even those of us paying exceptionally close attention sometimes lack the…

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3 Ways to Ask the Council Candidates Your Oil and Gas Questions at the Oct. 11 Forum!

There is a City Council Candidate Forum on Wed, Oct. 11 from 6 pm to 9 pm in City Council Chambers. It is sponsored by the League of Women Voters, the Broomfield Chamber of Commerce, and the Broomfield Enterprise. This is a great opportunity to call attention to oil and gas issues in Broomfield and hear the candidates’ responses….

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Bring a Friend and Voice your Concerns at Two Key Upcoming Community Meetings!

Mark your calendar and grab a friend or neighbor! These two important meetings need your attention . . . and your attendance! Broomfield City and County Council Meeting October 10, 2017 6 pm, Meetings are open to the public and are held at The George Di Ciero City and County Building, 1 DesCombes Drive. Our understanding, based on what…

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The Importance of Question 301

I am more convinced than ever that we need to pass Question 301 to protect the health and safety of Broomfield residents! We need to take bold steps to protect our neighbors and ourselves. Question 301 is a proposed amendment to the Broomfield City Charter that would require any decision about oil and gas development to consider the negative…

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