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City Council Study Session

1777 Broadway Boulder, CO 80302

City Manager Jane Brautigam

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City Attorney Thomas A. Carr

City Clerk Lynnette Beck
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AGENDA FOR THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOULDER CITY COUNCIL

Items not on the Agenda are sometimes presented to Council in weekly Information Packets. Those packets can be accessed at www.bouldercolorado.gov/city-council.
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1.
Call to Order and Roll Call

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A.
Reading of Resolution 1228 regarding the Celebration of Immigrant Heritage

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10
min

2.
Open Comment

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3.
Consent Agenda

A.
Consideration of a motion to call a Special Meeting on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers, located at 1777 Broadway, Boulder, prior to the Study Session for the purpose of a public hearing regarding accessory units

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B.
Consideration of a motion to approve the March 5, 2018 Regular Meeting Minutes

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C.
Consideration of a motion to approve the April 10, 2018 Advance Study Session Summary on Climate Commitment Update

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Tagged Passions:environment

D.
Consideration of a motion to approve the purchase of approximately 1 acre of land and appurtenant water and mineral rights located south of 3794 Eldorado Springs Drive from Jane Ann Stengel for 5,000 for Open Space and Mountain Parks purposes

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Tagged Passions:purchasing, Fossil Fuels - Oil, Utility, Natural Resources - Coal, utility, parks, and water

E.
Consideration of a motion to adopt Resolution 1228 declaring the month of June of each year to be Celebration of Immigrant Heritage

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F.
Introduction, first reading and consideration of a motion to order published by title only, Ordinance 8246 amending Title 4, Licenses and Permits, B.R.C. 1981, creating a Dockless Bicycle Share Licensing Program

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Tagged Passions:license, ordinance, Bicycles, bicycles, and program

4.
Call-Up Check-In

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5.
Public Hearings

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A.
Consideration of a motion to approve the purchase of approximately 110 acres of land associated residences and agricultural outbuildings located at 3902 N. 63rd Street, Boulder, Colorado, together with 340.8 shares of North Boulder Farmer s Ditch and appurtenant mineral and water rights for 5,200,000 for Open Space and Mountain Parks purposes

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Tagged Passions:streets, purchasing, Utility, agriculture, utility, parks, and water

20
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B. Second reading and consideration of a motion to adopt Ordinance 8241 related to the annexation of a 30,840 square-foot (0.71 acre) developed residential property at 832 Gapter Road with an initial zoning designation of Residential Rural 2 (RR-2)

Tagged Passions:property, annexation, ordinance, zoning, and rural

30
min

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C.
Introduction, first reading and consideration of a motion to order published by title only Ordinance 8247 amending Chapter 8-9, Capital Facility Impact Fees, B.R.C. 1981, and Section 4-20-62, Capital Facility Impact Fees, B.R.C. 1981, related to the Commercial Linkage Fee

120 min 6. Matters from the City Manager A. Update from the Campaign Finance and Elections Working Group on its recommendations to City Council concerning changes to the Boulder Home Rule Charter and Boulder Revised Code addressing Initiative and Referendum matters 45 min 7. Matters from the City Attorney

Tagged Passions:legal, commercial, administrator, manager, ordinance, council, Tony Taylor Custom, campaign finance, voting, finance, election, referendum, and facility

8.
Matters from Mayor and Members of Council

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9.
Discussion Items

10.
Debrief

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11.
Adjournment

4:45 Hours This meeting can be viewed at www.bouldercolorado.gov/city-council. Meetings are aired live on Municipal Channel 8 and the city's website and are re-cablecast at 6 p.m. Wednesdays and 11 a.m. Fridays in the two weeks following a regular council meeting. Boulder 8 TV (Comcast channels 8 and 880) is now providing closed captioning for all live meetings that are aired on the channels. The closed captioning service operates in the same manner as similar services offered by broadcast channels, allowing viewers to turn

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the closed captioning on or off with the television remote control. Closed captioning also is available on the live HD stream on BoulderChannel8.com. To activate the captioning service for the live stream, the CC button (which is located at the bottom of the video player) will be illuminated and available whenever the channel is providing captioning services. The council chambers is equipped with a T-Coil assisted listening loop and portable assisted listening devices. Individuals with hearing or speech loss may contact us using Relay Colorado at 711 or 1-800-659-3656. Anyone requiring special packet preparation such as Braille, large print, or tape recorded versions may contact the City Clerk's Office at 303-441-4222, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Please request special packet preparation no later than 48 hours prior to the meeting. If you need Spanish interpretation or other language-related assistance for this meeting, please call (303) 441-1905 at least three business days prior to the meeting. Si usted necesita interpretacion o cualquier otra ayuda con relacion al idioma para esta junta, por favor comuniquese al (303) 441-1905 por lo menos 3 negocios dias antes de la junta. Send electronic presentations to email address: CityClerkStaff@bouldercolorado.gov no later than 2 p.m. the day of the meeting.

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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM COVER SHEET

MEETING DATE: April 17, 2018

AGENDA TITLE Reading of Resolution 1228- Celebration of Immigrant Heritage PRIMARY STAFF CONTACT Carmen Atilano Community Relations and Human Rights Manager ATTACHMENTS: Description Resolution 1228
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RESOLUTION 1228

A
RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING THE MONTH OF JUNE AS IMMIGRANT HERITAGE

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MONTH TO CELEBRATE AND TAKE PRIDE IN THE IMMIGRANT HERITAGE OF

THE CITY OF BOULDER THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BOULDER, COLORADO, HEREBY FINDS AND RECITES: A. Immigrants enrich the United States beyond measure, bringing many contributions to our society, including the unique customs and traditions of their ancestral homelands;
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B.
Immigration is one of the largest single factors in our nation's social, cultural, and

economic development;
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C.
Immigrants have an indelible impact on the growth and development of Boulder

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throughout its history, making it a vibrant and diverse place to live;

D. Immigrants provide meaningful and significant contributions to the community and the City of Boulder; E. Boulder recognizes the importance of preserving immigrant histories for all who visit, live or work in Boulder; and
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F.
Boulder celebrates Immigrant Heritage Month with a series of events honoring the

experiences and contributions of the millions of immigrants who shape the community over many generations. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL THAT THE CITY OF BOULDER, COLORADO: Does hereby recognize the month of June as Boulder s Immigrant Heritage Month and invites all Boulder residents to celebrate the vibrant life stories and contributions of immigrants in our community and facilitate the successful integration of immigrants into the civic, economic and cultural life of Boulder.

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Adopted this 17th day of April 2018.

CITY OF BOULDER, COLORADO

_________________________________ Suzanne Jones, Mayor ATTEST: ___________________________

Lynnette Beck, City Clerk

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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM COVER SHEET

MEETING DATE: April 17, 2018

AGENDA TITLE Consideration of a motion to call a Special Meeting on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers, located at 1777 Broadway, Boulder, prior to the Study Session and for the purpose of a public hearing regarding accessory units
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PRIMARY STAFF CONTACT Heidi Leatherwood, Deputy City Clerk; 303-441-3019

REQUESTED ACTION OR MOTION LANGUAGE Consideration of a motion to call a Special Meeting on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers, located at 1777 Broadway, Boulder, prior to the Study Session and for the purpose of a public hearing regarding accessory units ATTACHMENTS: Description No Attachments Available

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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM COVER SHEET

MEETING DATE: April 17, 2018

AGENDA TITLE Consideration of a motion to approve the March 5, 2018 Regular Meeting Minutes

PRIMARY STAFF CONTACT Heidi Leatherwood, Deputy City Clerk; 303-441-3019

REQUESTED ACTION OR MOTION LANGUAGE Consideration of a motion to approve the March 5, 2018 Regular Meeting Minutes

ATTACHMENTS: Description Minutes

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CITY OF BOULDER CITY COUNCIL MEETING

Municipal Building, 1777 Broadway Boulder, Colorado 80302 Monday, March 5, 2018

MINUTES

1.
Call to Order and Roll Call

Mayor Jones called the meeting to order at 6:02 p.m.

Roll was called and the following responded: Council Members Brockett, Carlisle, Grano, Morzel, Nagle, Weaver, Yates and Young.

COUNCIL MEMBER MORZEL MOVED TO APPROVE THE AMENDED AGENDA BY ADDING ITEMS 7A, 8D AND 8E. COUNCIL MEMBER BROCKETT SECONDED THE MOTION. THE MOTION PASSED 9:0 AT 6:29 P.M.

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2.
Open Comment Open Comment began at 6:05 p.m. and the following spoke:

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1.
Don Cote spoke about Fraiser Meadows and safety from floods.

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2.
Ruy Arango spoke about raising the affordable housing linkage fee

to the highest limit.

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3.
Cindy Angell thanked council and attorneys for the changes in the

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short term rental licensing ordinance.

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4.
Patrick Murphy spoke about municipalization.

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5.
Samuel Smith signed up but did not speak.

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6.
Austin Bennett signed up but did not speak.

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7.
Kurt Nordback spoke about the Accessory Dwelling Unit Summit

on March 17.

8.
Gary Urling spoke about parking tickets given to homeowners

regarding the 72-hour language in Ordinance 7620. He asked that staff reach out to him.

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9.
Alan McCluney spoke about losing retail (Snarf's) to luxury

townhomes.

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10.
Rob Smoke spoke about the Council Chats.

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11.
Rachel Sours-Page spoke about retail being replaced by luxury

townhomes on Pearl. Open Comment closed at 6:24 p.m.

3.
Consent Agenda

A.
Consideration of a motion to approve the January 4, 2018 Regular Meeting Minutes

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B.
Consideration of a motion to approve the January 16, 2018 Regular Meeting Minutes

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C.
Consideration of a motion to accept the study session summary from

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February 27, 2018 regarding the Accessory Dwelling Unit Update project

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D.
Consideration of a motion to accept the February 27, 2018 Study Session Summary on Affordable Housing

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E.
Consideration of a motion to approve one twenty-year lease and one

twenty-year permit for right-of-way encroachments (permeable pavers) proposed at 3103 Bluff St. and one twenty-year lease for right-of-way encroachments serving properties located east of 32nd Street (3205, 3210, and 3304 Meredith St.; 3303, 3401, and 3350 Bluff St.; and 3390 and 3400 Valmont Rd) for the benefit of the S PARK development. (REV2017-00003 REV2017-00014)

Tagged Passions:leasing, streets, development, encroachment, Development, and parks

F.
Consideration of a motion to approve a five-year farm, crop and

grazing lease with Gabel Gabel, LLC for the Boulder Valley Farm open space property to be acquired by the City of Boulder in 2018

Tagged Passions:leasing, property, and agriculture

G.
Consideration of a motion to authorize the city manager to enter into

a settlement agreement with Morganne Gau

Tagged Passions:administrator, manager, and settlement

H.
Consideration of a motion to authorize the city manager to enter into

an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) between the City of Boulder and the County of Boulder for Wildfire Management on Public Lands

Tagged Passions:administrator, manager, and intergovernmental

I.
Consideration of a motion to adopt Resolution 1227 declaring the

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City of Boulder s official intent to participate in a future issuance of Water and Sewer Revenue Bonds and to reimburse itself for capital expenditures undertaken in advance of such financing made from

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the Water and Wastewater funds, including, without limitation, architectural engineering, appraisal, surveying, acquisition, site preparation and other costs incidental to the commencement of construction of the financed project

Tagged Passions:Utility, construction, finance, funding, utility, sewer, and water

J.
Continued second reading and consideration of a motion to adopt Ordinance 8234 updating the city s code provisions regulating

short-term rentals, by amending Chapter 10-1, Definitions, and Chapter 10-3, Rental Licensing, and setting forth related details

Tagged Passions:ordinance, short-term rental, and rental

K.
Introduction, first reading and consideration of a motion to order

published by title only Ordinance 8240 amending Section 5-10-6, Marijuana Odor Emissions, Title 6, Health, Safety, and Sanitation, regarding Chapter 6-14, Medical Marijuana, and Chapter 6-16, Recreational Marijuana, B.R.C. 1981, to adopt revisions recommended by the Marijuana Advisory Committee, and setting forth related details

Tagged Passions:ordinance, marijuana, health, drugs, recreation, and solid waste

L.
Introduction, first reading and consideration of a motion to order

published by title only and adopt by emergency measure Ordinance 8243 amending sections 4-20-64, Medical Marijuana Business Fees, and 4-20-67, Recreational Marijuana Business Fees, and setting forth related details M. Consideration of the following items related to the annexation and initial zoning of the property at 832 Gapter Road (case no. LUR2017-00077): 1. Consideration of a motion to adopt Resolution 1226 finding the annexation petition in compliance with state statutes and establishing April 17, 2018, as the date of a public hearing on the proposed annexation and the second reading of the ordinance; 2. Introduction, first reading and consideration of a motion to order published by title only Ordinance 8241 related to the annexation of a 30,840 square-foot (0.71 acre) developed residential property with an initial zoning designation of Residential Rural 2 (RR-2) COUNCIL MEMBER MORZEL MOVED TO APPROVE THE CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS 3A-3M, WITH THE FOLLOWING AMENDMENT TO 3L, TO REMOVE EMERGENCY AND REPLACE WITH ADOPT ON EMERGENCY ON MARCH 2, 2018. COUNCIL MEMBER WEAVER SECONDED THE MOTION. THE MOTION PASSED 9:0 AT 6:32 P.M. WITH COUNCIL MEMBER CARLISLE RECUSED ON 3J AND COUNCIL MEMBER GRANO ABSTAINED ON 3A.

Tagged Passions:hearing, compliance, property, annexation, ordinance, council, marijuana, drugs, recreation, zoning, emergency, rural, and business

4.
Call-Up Check-In

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5.
Public Hearings

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A.
Introduction, first reading, and consideration of a motion to order published by title only and adopt Emergency Ordinance 8242

modifying the International Fire Code to regulate ceremonial fires and setting forth additional details City Attorney Tom Carr presented this item to council at 6:33 p.m. The ordinance would allow for a ceremonial fire pit and a chantico (little house) or fireproof house. The notice for Open Space Mountain Parks Land is still in effect. Fire Marshal Dave Lowry spoke and answered questions. The public hearing opened at 8:44 p.m. and the following spoke:

Tagged Passions:hearing, legal, ordinance, council, building codes, parks, and emergency

1.
David Young

The public hearing closed at 8:46 p.m. COUNCIL MEMBER WEAVER MOVED TO INTRODUCE, ORDER PUBLISHED BY TITLE ONLY AND ADOPT BY EMERGENCY ORDINANCE 8242 AMENDING SECTION 10-8-2 ADOPTION OF INTERNATIONAL FIRE CODE WITH MODIFICATIONS, B.R.C. 1981 MODIFYING THE CITY S ADOPTION OF THE INTERNATIONAL FIRE CODE TO REGULATE CEREMONIAL FIRES AND SETTING FORTH RELATED DETAILS. COUNCIL MEMBER YOUNG SECONDED THE MOTION. THE MOTION PASSED 9:0 AT 6:47 P.M. B. Second reading and consideration of a motion to adopt Ordinance 8239 amending Chapter 2-3, by adding a new section 2-3-24, Housing Advisory Board, B.R.C. 1981, for the purpose of advising the city council and city manager on housing issues and setting forth related details Jeff Yegian introduced the item to council and stated the purpose for the creation of the board.

Tagged Passions:hearing, administrator, manager, ordinance, council, building codes, housing, and emergency

Council reviewed the Housing Advisory Board s purpose, functions and composition and made one amendment to the proposed ordinance.

The public hearing was opened at 7:05 p.m. and with no speakers, the public hearing closed at 7:05 p.m. COUNCIL MEMBER MORZEL MOVED TO AMEND ORDINANCE 8239 TO ADD ON PAGE 230, LINE 9, NOTHING IN THIS SECTION SHALL PROHIBIT THE HOUSING BOARD FROM MAKING
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RECOMMENDATIONS FOR CHANGES TO TITLE 9. COUNCIL MEMBER BROCKETT SECONDED THE MOTION. THE MOTION PASSED 9:0 AT 7:09 P.M. This item will return on third reading on March 20, 2018.

C.
Update on State Legislation and consideration of a motion to Revise the City of Boulder s 2018 State and Federal Legislative Agenda

Policy Advisor Carl Castillo introduced the item. The public hearing opened at 8:02 p.m. and with no speakers, the public hearing close at 8:02 p.m. COUNCIL MEMBER BROCKETT MOVED TO APPROVE REVISIONS TO THE CITY OF BOULDER S 2018 STATE AND FEDERAL LEGISLATIVE AGENDA AS REFLECTED IN ATTACHMENT A- THE FOLLOWING IS A SUMMARY OF THE PROPOSED SUBSTANTIVE REVISIONS TO THE 2018 STATE AND FEDERAL LEGISLATIVE AGENDA: ECONOMIC VITALITY O HISTORIC PRESERVATION TAX CREDITS ADD A NEW POSITION NUMBER 17 IN SUPPORT OF EXTENSION OF THE HISTORIC PRESERVATION TAX CREDIT AS PROPOSED BY HB18-1190. HUMAN SERVICES O CHILD CARE CONTRIBUTION TAX CREDITS ADD A NEW POSITION NUMBER 27 IN SUPPORT OF EXTENSION OF THE CHILD CARE CONTRIBUTION TAX CREDIT AS PROPOSED BY HB18-1004. MUNICIPAL COURTS O DISCRETION TO IMPOSE MONETARY BONDING ADD A NEW POSITION NUMBER 33SUPPORTING THE PRESERVATION OF DISCRETION FOR MUNICIPAL JUDGES TO IMPOSE MONETARY BONDING FOR OFFENSES IN INSTANCES OF PUBLIC SAFETY OR FLIGHT RISK. AS INTRODUCED, HB18-1089, WOULD THREATEN THAT RIGHT. NATURAL RESOURCES, WILDLIFE AND PARKS O ECOLOGICAL CONSERVATION AMEND EXISTING POSITION NUMBER 35 TO SUPPORT LEGISLATION THAT WOULD PREVENT INHUMANE METHODS OF LETHAL CONTROL, WHEN IT BECOMES NECESSARY. THIS IDEA WAS PROPOSED BY COUNCIL MEMBERS NAGLE AND MORZEL AND SUPPORTED BY STAFF TRANSPORTATION O TRANSPORTATION ACCESS FOR VULNERABLE POPULATIONS ADD A NEW POSITION NUMBER 53 IN SUPPORT OF FUNDING THAT WOULD INCREASE TRANSPORTATION ACCESS FOR VULNERABLE

Tagged Passions:hearing, legal, taxes, public safety, Taxes, policy, services, council, Child Care, risk, judge, Conservation, historic, funding, preservation, transportation, parks, bond, and court

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POPULATIONS. THIS IDEA WAS PROPOSED BY COUNCIL MEMBER YOUNG AND SUPPORTED BY STAFF. O VISION ZERO AMEND EXISTING POSITION NUMBER 60 TO ADD TWO NEW EXAMPLES OF LEGISLATION THE CITY SUPPORTS IN FURTHERANCE OF ITS TRAVEL SAFETY OBJECTIVE. SPECIFICALLY, ENHANCED PENALTIES FOR DISTRACTED DRIVING RESULTING IN THE DEATH OF A VULNERABLE ROAD USER (E.G., SB18-140) AND PROHIBITIONS OF USING MOBILE ELECTRONIC DEVICES UNLESS THROUGH A HANDS-FREE DEVICE (E.G., SB18-049). MAYOR JONES SECONDED THE MOTION. THE MOTION PASSED 9:0 AT 8:08 P.M. 6. Matters from the City Manager 7. Matters from the City Attorney

Tagged Passions:streets, legal, administrator, manager, travel, and strategic

A.
Request for Council approval to participate as amicus curiae in Colorado Oil and Gas Commission v. Martinez

City Attorney Tom Carr introduced the item at 8:06 p.m. Council direction was to participate.

Tagged Passions:legal, boards and commissions, council, and Fossil Fuels - Oil

8.
Matters from Mayor and Members of Council

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A.
Council discussion regarding feedback on city matters before the Colorado Public Utilities Commission

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Council Member Weaver suggested that a subcommittee was not necessary at this time. Council agreed.

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B.
Consideration of a motion to amend the Council Rules of Procedure

and Working Agreements as discussed by Council at the 2018 Council Retreat City Attorney Tom Carr introduced this item. COUNCIL MEMBER BROCKETT MOVED TO AMEND THE COUNCIL RULES OF PROCEDURE, AS SET FORTH IN ATTACHMENT A AND THE COUNCIL WORKING AGREEMENTS AS SET FORTH IN ATTACHMENT B. AMEND RULE II(D) TO ELIMINATE THE REQUIREMENT THAT WITNESSES BE UNDER OATH DURING QUASI-JUDICIAL HEARINGS. AMEND RULE III(E)(1) TO PROVIDE THAT IF A CHANGE IN THE COMPOSITION OF CAC RESULTS IN A CHANGE OF COUNCIL AGENDA, THE MATTER SHOULD BE REFERRED TO THE FULL

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COUNCIL IN THE EVENT THAT A NEW MEMBER OF THE CAC RAISES A QUESTION ABOUT THE CHANGE MADE BY A PRIOR CAC AMEND RULE III(E)(9) TO PROVIDE THAT CAC SHALL NOT SCHEDULE MEETINGS ON THE FIFTH TUESDAY OF ANY MONTH WITHOUT PRIOR CONSENT OF COUNCIL. AMEND RULE IV(A)(2)(E) TO ALLOW FOR COUNCIL MEMBERS TO GIVE COMMUNITY MEMBERS AN OPPORTUNITY TO REPLY TO A STAFF RESPONSE AFTER OPEN COMMENT. AMEND RULE IV(A)(3)(C) TO PROVIDE THAT SECOND READINGS OF ORDINANCES SHALL GENERALLY BE SCHEDULED FOR PUBLIC HEARINGS. AMEND RULE IV(A)(6) TO PROVIDE FOR PUBLIC HEARINGS IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING EVERY MOTION MADE UNDER MATTERS. DELETE RULES IV(A)(9) AND (10) AS NO LONGER NECESSARY AND RE-NUMBER SUBSEQUENT SUBSECTIONS. AMEND RULE IV(A)(11) (NOW SUBSECTION 9) TO CLARIFY THAT COUNCIL DISCUSSIONS ARE OCCASIONALLY HELD DURING REGULAR COUNCIL MEETINGS. AMEND RULE IX(A) TO ELIMINATE THE NEED FOR A MEETING ON THE SECOND TUESDAY OF NOVEMBER AFTER AN ELECTION FOR COUNCIL MEMBERS TO DECLARE INTEREST IN THE POST OF MAYOR AND MAYOR PRO TEM. DELETE RULE XVII PROVIDING A PROCEDURE FOR EXECUTIVE SESSIONS. UNDER COUNCIL PROCESS: DELETE THE FOURTH BULLET RELATING TO TIMER LIGHTS FOR COUNCIL MEMBERS. AMEND THE SIXTH BULLET TO CONFORM TO THE CURRENT PRACTICE OF HAVING THE MAYOR ADJUST THE SPEAKERS TIME. CLARIFY THE SEVENTH BULLET REGARDING FEEDBACK FROM OTHER COUNCIL MEMBERS. UNDER COUNCIL COMMUNICATIONS: CLARIFY THE FOURTH BULLET REGARDING SUPPORT FOR DECISIONS OF COUNCIL. UNDER COUNCIL COMMITTEES: AMEND THE SECOND BULLET REGARDING PROVIDING NOTICE ONCE PER WEEK INSTEAD OF ONCE PER MONTH OF TIMES AND PLACES FOR COMMITTEE MEETINGS. UNDER SELECTION OF MAYOR AND MAYOR PRO TEM: CLARIFY THE THIRD SUB-BULLET UNDER THE SECOND BULLET TO ELIMINATE THE PROSCRIPTION AGAINST MAKING NEGATIVE REMARKS AND REPLACE IT WITH AN AGREEMENT TO BE RESPECTFUL.

City Council Meeting Page 14 of 146 AMEND THE THIRD BULLET TO CONFORM TO THE RULES CHANGES ALLOWING FOR A HOTLINE MESSAGE TO EXPRESS INTEREST IN BECOMING MAYOR OR MAYOR PRO TEM MAYOR JONES SECONDED THE MOTION. THE MOTION PASSED 9:0 AT 8:05 P.M. This item will return on March 20, 2018 for adoption.
Tagged Passions:hearing, ordinance, Communications, voting, selection, communications, election, events, and procedure

C.
Discussion regarding scheduling 311 Mapleton items

Executive Director of Planning, Housing and Sustainability Jim Robertson introduced the item. Direction was given to schedule the item for the April 3, 2018 Regular Meeting.

Tagged Passions:sustainability, planning, and housing

D.
Nod of Five to direct staff to address the issue of permanent

affordability for accessory dwelling units (ADUs) and owner's accessory units (OAUs) Council Member Morzel introduced this item to council at 9:15 p.m. Council gave a Nod of Five at 9:20 p.m.

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E.
Nod of Five to direct staff to prepare an ordinance for the March 20,

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2018 Regular Meeting to address the rapid conversion of mixed-use residential on East Pearl

Council Member Grano introduced this item to council. Council gave a Nod of Five at 9:38 p.m.

Tagged Passions:commercial and council

9.
Comment on Motions made under Matters

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10.
Decisions on Motions

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11.
Debrief

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12.
Adjournment THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO COME BEFORE COUNCIL AT THIS TIME, BY MOTION REGULARLY ADOPTED, THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED ON MARCH 5, 2018 AT 9:40 P.M.

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Approved this 17th day of April, 2018.

APPROVED BY:

______________________________ Suzanne Jones, Mayor

ATTEST: _______________________________

Lynnette Beck, City Clerk

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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM COVER SHEET

MEETING DATE: April 17, 2018

AGENDA TITLE Consideration of a motion to approve the April 10, 2018 Advance Study Session Summary on Climate Commitment Update. PRIMARY STAFF CONTACT Kimberlee Rankin, Sustainability Coordinator REQUESTED ACTION OR MOTION LANGUAGE Consideration of a motion to approve the April 10, 2018 Advance Study Session Summary on Climate Commitment Update. ATTACHMENTS: Description Memo and Attachment
Tagged Passions:sustainability and environment

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CITY OF BOULDER CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM

MEETING DATE: April 17, 2018

AGENDA TITLE Consideration of a Motion to approve the April 10, 2018 Advance Study Session Summary on Climate Commitment Update. PRESENTER/S Jane S. Brautigam, City Manager Mary Ann Weideman, Deputy City Manager Heather Bailey, Executive Director of Energy Strategy and Electric Utility Development Jim Robertson, Executive Director of Planning, Housing and Sustainability Kendra Tupper, Chief Sustainability Officer Jonathan Koehn, Regional Sustainability Coordinator Yael Gichon, Energy Strategist Brett KenCairn, Senior Environmental Planner Kimberlee Rankin, Sustainability Coordinator Matt Lehrman, Energy Strategy Coordinator Christin Whitco, Energy Code Coordinator Sarah Huntley, Engagement Manager Ben Irwin, Deputy Director of Communications Alexis Bullen, Communications Specialist Emily Sandoval, Communications Specialist BRIEF SUMMARY OF STUDY SESSION TOPIC This agenda item provides a summary of the April 10, 2018 City Council study session on Climate Commitment Update. The purpose of the study session was to provide Boulder City Council with an update on the city s energy strategy and workplan priorities, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reporting, local renewable energy goals and Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs). The focus was on how these items affect the way
Tagged Passions:administrator, manager, council, Utility, development, Communications, sustainability, energy, strategic, communications, planning, environment, Development, utility, electric, and housing

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the city measures progress toward reaching the community s goals and prioritizes deployment of renewable energy products in city policies and programs. DIRECTION GHG Inventory Though best practice protocols have some limitations, the city will continue use of the GPC protocol for emissions reporting while continuing to investigate opportunities for improvement. Staff will work to educate around emissions that are excluded from the inventory but are still vital to lessening climate impacts, such as emissions from food and purchases. Renewable Generation Staff will prioritize renewable energy generation that the city has more control over and directly reduces the community emissions footprint. Progress towards renewable energy will continue to be measured as installed capacity Megawatts (MW) and include all generation that is owned (or subscribed to via Community Solar Gardens) by the city organization, city residents or city businesses. Future considerations include goals in generation as well as capacity as different renewable energy sources with a range of capacity factors become more prevalent and goals for energy storage. RECs Unbundled REC purchases will not be made to meet energy goals. RECs should be retained when possible but can be sold when the financial benefit

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is necessary to make a project viable. REC ownership will not be required for meeting local codes. If a city building desires the net-zero energy (NZE) label, RECs must be retained.

Prioritizing Renewable Energy Renewable energy options should be prioritized for future adopted codes and ordinances, voluntary participation through residential and business programs, and for city or private facilities going above and beyond local energy requirements. The Energy Impact Offset Fund (EIOF) prioritization should be monitored and potentially re-prioritized as the use of the fund expands.

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Suggested Motion Language: Staff requests council consideration of this matter and action in the form of the following motion:

Motion to approve the April 10, 2018 Climate Commitment Update Advance Study Session Summary.

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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM COVER SHEET

MEETING DATE: April 17, 2018

AGENDA TITLE Consideration of a motion to approve the purchase of approximately 1 acre of land and appurtenant water and mineral rights located south of 3794 Eldorado Springs Drive from Jane Ann Stengel for 5,000 for Open Space and Mountain Parks purposes PRIMARY STAFF CONTACT Luke McKay, Property Agent REQUESTED ACTION OR MOTION LANGUAGE Consideration of a motion to approve the purchase of approximately 1 acre of land and appurtenant water and mineral rights located south of 3794 Eldorado Springs Drive from Jane Ann Stengel for 5,000 for Open Space and Mountain Parks purposes ATTACHMENTS: Description Memo and Attachment City Council Meeting Page 20 of 146
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CITY OF BOULDER

CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM

MEETING DATE: April 17, 2018

AGENDA TITLE: Consideration of a motion to approve the purchase of approximately
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1-acre of land and the appurtenant water and mineral rights located south of 3794

Eldorado Springs Drive from Jane Ann Stengel for 5,000 for Open Space and Mountain Parks purposes.
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PRESENTER/S

Jane S. Brautigam, City Manager

Tracy Winfree, Director, Open Space and Mountain Parks Dan Burke, Deputy Director, Open Space and Mountain Parks Luke McKay, Property Agent, Open Space and Mountain Parks

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The Stengel II Pond property is an approximately 1-acre inholding of the 306-acre Stengel II Open Space property located south of Eldorado Springs Drive and west of the Doudy Draw Trail owned by Jane Ann Stengel (Attachments A and B). The property was retained by Ms. Stengel as part of the city s 1993 purchase of the Stengel II Open Space property and encumbered with an OSMP development rights agreement. The property largely consists of a man-made pond that was historically used for irrigation and stock watering. Currently, the pond is ephemeral, and only fills during spring melt or
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after an abundant rain (Attachment C). The purchase price is 5,000 which includes the

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appurtenant water and mineral rights.

OSMP staff and the Open Space Board of Trustees (OSBT) believes the fee acquisition of the Stengel II Pond property meets the following City of Boulder Charter purposes: Preservation or restoration of natural areas characterized by or including terrain, geologic formations, flora, or fauna that are unusual, spectacular, historically important, scientifically valuable, or unique, or that represent

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outstanding or rare examples of native species; and preservation of water

resources in their natural or traditional state, scenic areas or vistas, wildlife habitats, or fragile ecosystems.
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o When filled, the pond serves as high quality emergent habitat that may support northern leopard frogs (Lithobates pipiens) a Tier 1 Species of Greatest Conservation Need.1

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Preservation of land for its aesthetic or passive recreational value and its contribution to the quality of life of the community.

o Located west of the Doudy Draw Trail, the acquisition of the property will enable OSMP to better protect scenic impacts and visitor experiences along the trail. STAFF RECOMMENDATION: Staff requests City Council consideration of this matter and action in the form of the following motion: Motion to approve the purchase of approximately 1-acre of land and the appurtenant water and mineral rights located south of 3794 Eldorado Springs Drive from Jane Ann Stengel for 5,000 for Open Space and Mountain Parks purposes. COMMUNITY SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENTS AND IMPACTS
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Environmental: OSMP is a significant community-supported program that is recognized worldwide as a leader in preservation of open space lands contributing

to the environmental sustainability goal of the City Council. The city s acquisition of the Stengel II Pond property, and its integration into OSMPs land and resource management and visitor service programs, help preserve, protect and enhance the
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values of the city s Open Space system.

Economic: OSMP contributes to the economic vitality goal of the city as it provides the context for the diverse and vibrant economic system that sustains services for residents. Acquiring properties such as the Stengel II Pond property
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for Open Space supports the city s quality of life which attracts visitors and helps businesses recruit and retain quality employees.

Social: Because OSMP lands, facilities and programs are equally accessible to all members of the community, they help to support the city's community sustainability goal because all residents who live in Boulder can feel a part of and thrive in this aspect of their community. OTHER IMPACTS

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Fiscal The purchase price for the Stengel II Pond property is 5,000 payable at the time of closing. OSMP also expects to expend additional funds for immediate

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property stabilization and management needs. There are sufficient funds in the

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1Colorado Parks and Wildlife. State Wildlife Action Plan: A Strategy for Conserving Wildlife in Colorado.

Denver, Colorado (2017). https://cpw.state.co.us/Documents/WildlifeSpecies/SWAP/CO_SWAP_MainDocOnly.pdf.

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Open Space Fund within the Real Estate budget appropriation for this acquisition

and related needs a Cash Flow Projection is attached as Attachment D.

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Staff time This acquisition is part of the normal 2018 work plan for the OSMP Real Estate Workgroup.

BOARD AND COMMISSION FEEDBACK
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At its March 14, 2018 meeting and public hearing on this topic, by a vote of 4-0, the

Open Space Board of Trustees unanimously recommended City Council approval of the
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purchase of the Stengel II Pond property. Kevin Bracy Knight was absent for this

meeting.
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PUBLIC COMMENT AND PROCESS

This item was heard at the March 14, 2018 OSBT public meeting advertised in the Daily
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Camera on March 11, 2018. There was no public comment provided.

ANALYSIS The approximately 1-acre Stengel II Pond property is an inholding of the 306-acre Stengel II Open Space property located south of Eldorado Springs Drive and the Doudy Draw Trailhead. Although the Stengel II Pond property is already encumbered with a city development rights agreement, the city s purchase will provide additional protection for the ecological, water and scenic resources within and surrounding the property by incorporating a resource management regime similar to adjacent Open Space. The property largely consists of a man-made pond surrounded by mixed grass prairie and
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riparian shrublands. Historically used for irrigation and stock watering, the pond is now

ephemeral, and only fills during spring melt or after an abundant rain. When the pond fills, it establishes high quality emergent habitat that may support northern leopard frogs (Lithobates pipiens). In Colorado, northern leopard frogs are listed as a Tier 1 Species of
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Greatest Conservation Need. Once extremely common in the Boulder Valley, northern

leopard frog populations have dropped significantly in recent years due to habitat loss

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and competition and predation from the non-native American Bullfrog (Lithobates

catesbeianus). As a result, ephemeral ponds such as the one located on the Stengel II property are a unique resource. Although OSMP staff has not surveyed the pond for amphibians, northern leopard frogs breed in ponds in the vicinity of the Stengel II

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property making it probable that the pond supports northern leopard frogs at some stage

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in their life cycle. Therefore, the city s ownership of this property will expand OSMPs management and restoration options to improve habitat conditions and more effectively

monitor and manage the pond and surrounding wetlands for this critical species. City ownership will also enable OSMP to better protect scenic values and visitor experiences along the nearby Doudy Draw Trail. The Stengel II Pond property falls within the BVCP Acquisition Area in the city s Open Space and Mountain Parks Acquisition Update: 2013-2019, which reflects the BVCP

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policy that the city and the county will act to preserve existing rural land use and character in and adjacent to the Boulder Valley where environmentally sensitive areas,

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hazard areas, agriculturally significant lands, vistas, significant historic resources, and established rural residential areas exist. 2 After closing, the property will remain closed to the public until resource assessment and management recommendations are developed during OSMPs property integration

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process. During this time, OSMP staff will evaluate the resource management and

infrastructure needs of the property. In the interim, the property will be managed according to best practices and consistent with adjacent and comparable OSMP lands to conserve its resource values. Given the Stengel II Pond property s Open Space attributes and resources, and its inclusion in the BVCP Acquisition Area as part of the Open Space and Mountain Parks Acquisition Update: 2013-2019, the property is a priority for preservation and OSMP staff and OSBT recommends that it be acquired by the city as Open Space. ATTACHMENTS Attachment A: Vicinity Map Attachment B: Location Map Attachment C: Photographs Attachment D: Cash Flow Projection
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2Boulder County and City of Boulder. The Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan (2010). https://www-

static.bouldercolorado.gov/docs/boulder-valley-comprehensive-plan-2010-1-201410091122.pdf, 27.
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Approximate property boundaries from Boulder County Assessor's data. ATTACHMENT A: Vicinity MapStengel II Pond Property BoulderBoulder LouisvilleLouisville LongmontLongmont

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2015 City of Boulder, Colorado All rights reserved. The map information contained hereon isintended for the sole use of the purchaser and may not be copied, duplicated or redistributed in any way, in whole or in part, without the expressed written consent of the City of Boulder. The information depicted is provided as a graphical representation only. While source documents were developed in compliance with National Map Accuracy Standards, the City of Boulder provides no guarantee, express or implied, as to the accuracy and/or completeness of the information contained hereon.

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STENGEL II

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ATTACHMENT B: Location Map Stengel II Pond Property

Approximate property boundaries from Boulder County Assessor's data.
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Stengel II Pond Property Photographs

Full pond photo taken by Will Keeley, Senior Wildlife Ecologist, on June 5, 2017
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Dry pond photo taken by Matt Ashley, Associate Property Agent, on April 26, 2017

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Dry pond photo with surrounding vegetation taken by Matt Ashley, Associate Property

Agent, on April 26, 2017
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CITY OF BOULDER 2016-2023 Cash Flow Projection

Beginning Fund Balance 36,200,183 42,551,454 44,139,561 17,929,655 18,068,071 15,077,291 12,379,074 10,494,119

Sources of Funds Net Sales Tax Revenue 30,616,008 29,376,150 29,886,359 26,713,631 21,974,494 22,451,038 22,939,606 23,440,501 Anticipated FEMA Flood Reimbursement 1,405,579 1,725,750 3,031,329 - - - - - Investment Income 323,577 330,048 335,362 340,761 346,248 351,822 357,487 363,242 Lease and Miscellaneous Revenue 1,056,198 922,147 1,063,899 978,306 1,007,655 1,037,885 1,069,021 1,101,092 Voice Sight Tag Program Revenue 110,156 127,000 127,000 127,000 127,000 127,000 127,000 127,000 General Fund Transfer 1,166,175 1,209,590 1,138,820 1,172,985 - - - - Grants 256,941 - - - - - - -

Total Sources of Funds 34,934,634 33,690,686 35,582,769 29,332,683 23,455,397 23,967,745 24,493,114 25,031,835
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Uses of Funds General Operating Expenditures - Office of the Director 1,462,338 1,730,674 2,019,237 1,989,429 2,009,324 2,029,417 2,049,711 2,070,208 Central Services 2,458,323 3,279,028 2,959,798 2,789,396 2,817,290 2,845,463 2,873,917 2,902,656 Community Connections Partnerships 4,118,393 4,559,034 4,686,324 4,708,188 4,755,269 4,802,822 4,850,850 4,899,359 Resources Stewardship 3,791,632 3,990,067 4,438,798 4,383,186 4,327,018 4,370,288 4,413,991 4,458,130 Trails Facilities 3,925,036 4,492,554 4,703,173 4,700,205 4,747,207 4,794,679 4,842,625 4,891,052 Carryover/ATB Operating - 6,171,317 - - - - - Cost Allocation 1,577,657 1,903,344 1,960,444 2,009,455 2,059,691 2,111,184 2,163,963 2,218,062 CIP- Capital Enhancement 1,813,335 2,190,000 430,000 590,000 440,000 440,000 390,000 290,000 CIP- Capital Maintenance 1,395,723 640,000 1,057,300 660,000 675,000 725,000 750,000 750,000 CIP- Capital Planning Studies 71,362 300,000 100,000 100,000 - - - - CIP- New Facility/Infrastructure 13,619 - - - - - -

CIP- Land Acquisition 1,869,813 3,554,050 28,027,969 3,920,000 3,300,000 3,300,000 2,800,000 1,300,000 Fort Chambers/Poor Farm 5,200,000 Stengel II Pond 5,000 Other 2017 Approved Acquisition Exp 11,250,000 Remaining Land Acquisition Capital Available 11,572,969 Transfer to BMPA 1,618,163 1,002,209 767,597 663,022 663,022 593,655 593,655 593,655 Debt Service - Bonds Notes 4,467,969 4,461,618 4,470,719 2,681,388 652,356 653,456 649,356 649,006 Total Uses of Funds 28,583,363 32,102,578 61,792,675 29,194,268 26,446,176 26,665,963 26,378,069 25,022,129 Ending Fund Balance Before Reserves 42,551,454 44,139,561 17,929,655 18,068,071 15,077,291 12,379,074 10,494,119 10,503,826 Reserves OSBT Contingency Reserve 2,341,951 5,083,706 5,201,218 4,784,854 4,406,235 3,996,173 4,038,852 3,855,962 OSMP Campus Vision - 3,000,000 3,000,000 3,000,000 3,000,000 3,000,000 3,000,000 3,000,000 Pay Period 27 Reserve 291,119 411,119 531,119 547,053 563,464 580,368 597,779 615,712 Sick/Vacation/Bonus Reserve 490,000 490,000 490,000 490,000 490,000 490,000 490,000 490,000 Property and Casualty Reserve 400,000 400,000 400,000 400,000 400,000 400,000 400,000 400,000 FEMA De-obligation Reserve 54,836 227,445 377,945 383,488 383,488 383,488 383,488 383,488 Total Reserves 3,577,906 9,612,270 10,000,282 9,605,394 9,243,187 8,850,029 8,910,119 8,745,162 Ending Fund Balance After Reserves 38,973,548 34,527,292 7,929,373 8,462,676 5,834,104 3,529,045 1,584,000 1,758,663
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OPEN SPACE AND MOUNTAIN PARKS

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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM COVER SHEET

MEETING DATE: April 17, 2018

AGENDA TITLE Consideration of a motion to adopt Resolution 1228 declaring the month of June as Immigrant Heritage Month in Boulder. PRIMARY STAFF CONTACT Carmen Atilano, Community Relations and Human Rights Manager REQUESTED ACTION OR MOTION LANGUAGE Consideration of a motion to adopt Resolution 1228 declaring the month of June as Immigrant Heritage Month in Boulder. ATTACHMENTS: Description Memo and Attachment
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CITY OF BOULDER CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM

MEETING DATE: April 17, 2018

AGENDA TITLE: Consideration of a motion to adopt Resolution 1228 declaring the month of June as Immigrant Heritage Month in Boulder PRESENTER/S Jane S. Brautigam, City Manager Karen Rahn, Director of Human Services Carmen Atilano, Community Relations and Human Rights Manager
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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY In celebration of the many positive impacts immigrants have on the social, cultural and economic life of Boulder, staff recommends the passage of Resolution 1228, which formally recognizes the contributions of the immigrant community.

STAFF RECOMMENDATION
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Suggested Motion Language: Staff requests council consideration of this matter and action in the form of the following motion:

Consideration of a motion to adopt Resolution 1228 declaring the month of June as Immigrant Heritage Month in Boulder. BOARD AND COMMISSION FEEDBACK At its March 19, 2018, meeting, the Human Rights Commission (HRC) unanimously passed the recommendation to council to adopt Resolution 1228.

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PUBLIC FEEDBACK Members of the public present at the March 19, 2018, HRC meeting spoke in support of the adoption of Resolution 1228.

BACKGROUND In 2013, council passed a declaration recognizing the first week of October as Immigrant Heritage Week and has celebrated accordingly each year since. As awareness of immigrant contributions and history has expanded, there are many more aspects of history and heroic stories yet to learn. In 2014, President Barack Obama officially declared June to be Immigrant Heritage Month. We therefore encourage the City of Boulder to join the U.S. government and numerous other cities around the country in extending the period of immigrant recognition to a full month.

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ATTACHMENTS Attachment A: Resolution 1228

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RESOLUTION 1228

A
RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING THE MONTH OF JUNE AS IMMIGRANT HERITAGE

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MONTH TO CELEBRATE AND TAKE PRIDE IN THE IMMIGRANT HERITAGE OF

THE CITY OF BOULDER THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BOULDER, COLORADO, HEREBY FINDS AND RECITES: A. Immigrants enrich the United States beyond measure, bringing many contributions to our society, including the unique customs and traditions of their ancestral homelands;
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B.
Immigration is one of the largest single factors in our nation's social, cultural, and

economic development;
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C.
Immigrants have an indelible impact on the growth and development of Boulder

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throughout its history, making it a vibrant and diverse place to live;

D. Immigrants provide meaningful and significant contributions to the community and the City of Boulder; E. Boulder recognizes the importance of preserving immigrant histories for all who visit, live or work in Boulder; and
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F.
Boulder celebrates Immigrant Heritage Month with a series of events honoring the

experiences and contributions of the millions of immigrants who shape the community over many generations. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL THAT THE CITY OF BOULDER, COLORADO: Does hereby recognize the month of June as Boulder s Immigrant Heritage Month and invites all Boulder residents to celebrate the vibrant life stories and contributions of immigrants in our community and facilitate the successful integration of immigrants into the civic, economic and cultural life of Boulder.

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Adopted this 17th day of April 2018.

CITY OF BOULDER, COLORADO

_________________________________ Suzanne Jones, Mayor ATTEST: ___________________________

Lynnette Beck, City Clerk

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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM COVER SHEET

MEETING DATE: April 17, 2018

AGENDA TITLE Introduction, first reading and consideration of a motion to order published by title only, Ordinance 8246 amending Title 4, Licenses and Permits, B.R.C. 1981, creating a Dockless Bicycle Share Licensing Program. PRIMARY STAFF CONTACT David Kemp, Senior Transportation Planner REQUESTED ACTION OR MOTION LANGUAGE Introduction, first reading and consideration of a motion to order published by title only, Ordinance 8246 amending Title 4, Licenses and Permits, B.R.C. 1981, creating a Dockless Bicycle Share Licensing Program. ATTACHMENTS: Description Memo and Attachments
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CITY OF BOULDER

CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM

MEETING DATE: April 17, 2018

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

In fall 2017, several new for-profit bike share operators approached the City of Boulder seeking the opportunity to begin operating dockless or stationless bike share programs that do not require bikes to be parked or checked out from a docking station. This an alternative approach to the current
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designated bike share stations of the Boulder B-cycle model.

Based on research of other city s experiences, city staff has found that dockless bike share systems can create many negative community consequences, including obstructions in the public right of way that threaten public safety and welfare, if not managed in a comprehensive manner. To prevent these
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negative consequences, staff is proposing dockless bike share regulations that would establish where

bikes may be parked and set rules for operators to pick up improperly parked bikes in a timely manner. It is important for City Council to consider regulations now to take advantage of possible benefits of dockless bike share, such as encouraging bicycling and providing more options for first and final mile
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transit connections, while reducing the potential for negative consequences. Staff is therefore proposing

an ordinance with a sunset provision to establish specific licensing requirements. If approved by council, dockless bike share operators will be able to apply for licenses beginning in June AGENDA TITLE: Introduction, first reading and consideration of a motion to order published by title only, Ordinance 8246 amending Title 4, Licenses and Permits, B.R.C. 1981, creating a Dockless Bicycle Share Licensing Program.

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PRESENTER/S

Jane S. Brautigam, City Manager

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Maureen Rait, Executive Director of Public Works

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Michael Gardner-Sweeney, Director of Public Works for Transportation

Kathleen Bracke, GO Boulder Manager

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David Kemp, Senior Transportation Planner, GO Boulder

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2018. Staff will monitor implementation and coordinate with the operators on a quarterly basis to ensure

they are meeting the city s expectations regarding safety and reliability. Additionally, staff will continue community engagement and will evaluate the overall effectiveness of the proposed regulations prior to the sunset of the provision in August 2020. STAFF RECOMMENDATION
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Staff requests council consideration of this matter and action in the form of the following motion:

COMMUNITY SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENTS AND IMPACTS
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Economic: The introduction of dockless bike share, and the proposed licensing program, embraces a recent transportation technology and provides business opportunities within Boulder;

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Environmental: Expanded bike share accessibility throughout Boulder will enhance available travel options for people and potentially reduce vehicle miles traveled, greenhouse gas emissions, and

other air pollutants; and
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Social: This proposed licensing program supports the city s goals to expand access to bicycle travel options for the Boulder community, including first and final mile connections to transit as well as

offering electric-assist bicycle share options. This proposed licensing program also supports helping low income populations, and people without smart phones and/or credit cards to remove barriers to bike share services. OTHER IMPACTS
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Fiscal: Dockless bike share operators fund the operation and maintenance of their systems using the

revenue they collect from their customers and investors. While there will be city costs involving the
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administration of the licensing system and the monitoring of the performance of the operators, the

dockless bike share operators will be charged an application fee to offset these city expenses. The city will also assess the operators a per-bike fee to cover the city s costs to provide bike parking equipment needed to accommodate the dockless bike share bikes. Additionally, the operators will be required to apply for a business license to operate in the City of Boulder. PUBLIC FEEDBACK Public engagement regarding the introduction of dockless bike share began at the recent TMP Update launch event on March 21, 2018 and is planned to continue, pending the outcome of the City Council
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direction on the proposed dockless bike share ordinance. Some community members are supportive of

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dockless bike share, particularly the option for e-bikes, while others are concerned about the potential

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for bicycles to be illegally parked or abandoned, based on the experience of other cities.

COUNCIL AGENDA COMMITTEE QUESTIONS The Council Agenda Committee has asked for more information on the feedback from dockless bike share operators regarding the proposed regulations. Motion to introduce, order published by title only, Ordinance 8246 creating a dockless bicycle share licensing program by amending Title 4, Licenses and Permits, B.R.C. 1981, and setting forth related details.

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The dockless bike share industry continues to evolve, grow and change. Currently, there are

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approximately ten (10) operators with programs in approximately twenty-five (25) cities nationally.

Information provided by operators has helped inform the proposed regulations. Some dockless bike
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share providers have indicated that they are currently able to meet the proposed regulations, while others

are not. The primary concern of the operators that are unable to meet these regulations is the required ability to lock a bike to a bike rack referred to throughout this memo as an integrated lock as stipulated in the proposed ordinance. Some operators have yet to incorporate this technology, while other operators

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already have this technology integrated into their bikes.

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One operator expressed concern that the maximum number of bikes to be deployed at launch of

operations (100) is too low and will not provide enough revenue to maintain operations. Other operators have not expressed this concern.

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One operator expressed concern regarding the cost of the license fee to cover staff time to review initial

applications and on-going monitoring and evaluation. An additional financial concern includes the required eighty-dollar financial guaranty per bike to cover the cost of abandoned bicycles or damage to public property. Response letters from two operators are provided in Attachment B.
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TRANSPORTATION ADVISORY BOARD FEEDBACK

The Transportation Advisory Board (TAB) held a public hearing on April 9, 2018, regarding the proposed dockless bikeshare ordinance and regulations. TAB moved to recommend adoption of the ordinance to City Council as drafted, while noting the following concerns: 1) Maximum flexibility be allowed for the type of integrated lock required in order to lock the bike to a bike rack. TAB asked whether a U-lock or cable lock could be used, if an operator does not currently have bicycles that integrate the lock into the frame of the bike. 2) 100 maximum initial bikes allowed may be too low. TAB wants to ensure there is a sufficient
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number of bicycles in operation for each operator to be successful, while ensuring the

community has sufficient access to the bike share service.
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3) 50 percent ratio of electric assist bikes required may be too high. TAB believes this may be an

unfair request to the operators and that the number of e-bikes required within a fleet should be potentially lower. Based on TAB s motion recommending the proposed ordinance while expressing interest/concern in three areas, staff reassessed associated provisions to identify potential adjustments. The follow up
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information on this reassessment is provided below:

Locking System: Staff maintains that the requirement of a locking system that enables the bicycle to

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be locked to a fixed object is a critical factor for ensuring that bikes are not left in places where they

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will become obstacles to pedestrians and other cyclists or where they will need to be cleaned up by

city staff. The current practice by some dockless bikeshare vendors is to provide a locking system that only locks the rear wheel. Experience is that this system has led to patrons leaving the bicycles in inappropriate locations blocking sidewalks and crosswalks. More critically, this locking system

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allows a third party to potentially pick up the rear wheel and relocate the bicycle to a dangerous

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situation and/or locations. Staff expressed to TAB at the meeting that there is flexibility regarding

the type of lock required, if the operator is unable to integrate a lock into the design of its bike.

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100 Maximum Bicycle Initial Deployment The proposed maximum of 100 bicycles for each operator is recommended to allow the city to carefully evaluate operator and program performance,

while reasonably managing issues as they emerge. The experience of other cities that did not have a maximum is that the deployment of too many bicycles initially created severe rollout issues. Staff discussed with TAB the opportunity for operators to expand the fleet of bicycles in operation based
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upon their ability to meet quarterly key performance indicators.

Electric Assist Bicycle Minimum Percentage Based on TAB feedback, staff has removed the 50 percent minimum electric assist bicycle percentage from the draft ordinance. Staff will further evaluate the tradeoffs of requiring a significant percentage of electric assist bicycles. Final
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determination of required e-bikes will be discussed further with the operators and specified in the

City Manager Rules. BACKGROUND Boulder s current bike share program, known as Boulder B-Cycle, is operated by Boulder Bike Share, a local non-profit organization, through a contract with the City of Boulder. The Boulder B-Cycle bike share system supports the city s Transportation Master Plan (TMP) and broader sustainability goals by offering people options for short-distance bicycle trips and providing first and final mile connections.
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Boulder B-Cycle operations are funded primarily through user fees and sponsors, with an annual

operating subsidy provided by the city. For more information on Boulder B-Cycle, please see their 2017

annual report. In 2017, a new dockless bike share technology that doesn t rely on docking stations emerged in Asia and quickly spread to several U.S. cities. Through a mobile device, users download an application specific to the bike share operator, identify the location of bike, unlock the bike and then use the bike for a specified period. Once their trip is complete, the user can park and lock their bike at any location. Trip fees vary among operators, but typically, users are charged approximately a dollar a ride. Examples of

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dockless bike share operators that are in business today in other cities include Spin, Ofo, and Limebike.

Urbike, a Boulder-based company, has started to place their bikes around the city allowing friends to test their system for free. They have agreed not to begin formal operations pending the outcome of the city s permit process.

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Staff is coordinating with Boulder B-Cycle on the city s proposed dockless bike share licensing system, with the goal to support both types of bike share programs that would provide a complementary network

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of bike share access for broader areas of the community.

The city is also coordinating with University of Colorado - Boulder (CU) to create complementary dockless bike share licensing programs and support both Boulder B-cycle stations as well as dockless bike share operators for campus area bicycle trips. ANALYSIS To develop this proposed dockless bike share licensing program, staff has coordinated with several cities
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