TLAG’s response to BVCP staff recommendations for Twin Lakes

 

Recommendations unchanged despite public participation

TLAG calls for unbiased staff report 

Aug. 25, 2016

If community engagement made any difference, they wouldn’t let us do it. That’s the lesson Gunbarrel residents learned yesterday when the Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan staff released their final recommendations of 14 units per acre for the Twin Lakes parcels.

“All of our concerns about misuse of public lands, wildlife, preservation of neighborhoods, hydrology and other serious problems with this development proposal fell on deaf ears,” says Twin Lakes Action Group chair Dave Rechberger. “They never authentically considered or addressed any of these issues and how they would affect residents. We ended up where we started.” Continue reading “TLAG’s response to BVCP staff recommendations for Twin Lakes”

Kristin Bjornsen: Indecent proposal for open space 

If you care about open space, you should care about the Twin Lakes. That’s a bold statement for 20 acres of grassland in the boonies of Gunbarrel. Nonetheless, it’s true because of a dangerous proposition being made here: annexation through county open space. …  For those interested in attending to share their thoughts, the final review meeting will be at 4 p.m. on Aug. 30 at the Boulder County Court House, 1325 Pearl Street.

Full Story: Kristin Bjornsen: Indecent proposal for open space – Boulder Daily Camera

Read more about Twin Lakes at the Twin Lakes Action Group website, and be sure to sign the Twin Lakes Petition.

Bob Greenlee: Boulder County — management by taxation? – Boulder Daily Camera

Boulder County’s jail is bursting at the seams, … County roads are in extreme disrepair … These are just two examples that require management attention… In response, the county commissioners have determined it’s time to ask voters to tax themselves to buy more open space. Plus they want funds for a bunch of new and ill-defined “sustainability” initiatives … What more could citizens ask for than this kind of professional expertise and sound management?…When the topic of forced annexations comes up, people in Gunbarrel and other places appropriately become anxious.

Source: Bob Greenlee: Boulder County — management by taxation? – Boulder Daily Camera