The Boulder County Consortium of Cities provides an organizational structure to promote interaction and communication among local governments for the benefit of the organizations and their residents. (Jump to Membership List)
Consortium of Cities
Next Meeting - Dec. 6, 2023
Note: The October 11 meeting has been canceled due to COC member scheduling conflicts.
Hybrid Meeting (In-Person and Virtual via Zoom)
Dec. 6, 2023 | 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Topic: Disaster and Emergency Management and Planning
Sheriff’s Communication Center/Emergency Operations Center
3280 Airport Road, Boulder (Map & Directions)
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1. Call to Order – Introductions
2. Meeting Topic: Disaster and Emergency Management and Planning
- Meeting participants will work through a scenario highlighting a hazard to create an understanding and mental model of how disaster response generally progresses, to be followed by working through a scenario highlighting the recovery phase for the hazard.
3. UPDATE: Regional Minimum Wage
4. Community Announcements
October Meeting Canceled (due to members’ scheduling conflicts)
- Video recording: Aug. 2, 2023 Consortium of Cities video
- TOPIC: Affordable Housing
- Video recording: June 7, 2023 Consortium of Cities video
- TOPICS: 2023 Update on Countywide Transportation Sales Tax, Gun Violence Prevention – Local and State Updates, Regional Minimum Wage update
- Video recording: April 26, 2023 Consortium of Cities video
- TOPIC: Public Health Approach to Mental and Behavioral Health
- Video recording: December 7, 2022 Consortium of Cities video
- TOPIC: Community Equity
- Video recording: October 5, 2022 Consortium of Cities video
- TOPIC: Climate Resiliency
- Video recording: August 3, 2022 Consortium of Cities video
- TOPIC: Behavioral and Mental Health
- Video recording: June 1, 2022 Consortium of Cities video
- TOPIC: Natural Disaster Resilience
- Video recording: April 6, 2022 Consortium of Cities video
- TOPIC: Economic Sustainability
(Note: The Feb 2022 meeting was postponed until March 2022 due to inclement weather; the March 2022 meeting was conducted as a topics/scheduling meeting. No recording is available for the March meeting.)
- Video recording: December 1, 2021 Consortium of Cities video
- TOPIC: Community Equity
- Video recording: October 6, 2021 Consortium of Cities video
- TOPIC: Sustainability Initiatives
- Video recording: August 4, 2021 Consortium of Cities video
- TOPIC: Economic Vitality/Sustainability
- Video recording: July 7, 2021 Consortium of Cities video
- TOPIC: Gun Violence Prevention
Please email Consortium of Cities with any questions and suggestions.
2023 Consortium meeting dates (all meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the even-numbered months of the year, beginning at 6:30pm):
- PAST – February 1
- PAST – April 26 (moved from first Wed. due to observance of Passover
- PAST – June 7
- PAST – August 2 (Nederland)
- October Meeting Canceled (due to members’ scheduling conflicts)
- December 6
Local Minimum Wage Background
In 2019, the Colorado State Legislature passed legislation (HB19-1210) that allows local governments to set a local minimum wage standard that is higher than the state minimum wage. In January 2020, Denver enacted a citywide minimum wage to help those working in the city better keep up with an increasing cost of living.
Connection to Consortium of Cities
A working group of the Boulder County Consortium of Cities has been convening a group of local elected officials in the Denver Metro Area to gather information on the legislation and explore opportunities to develop a regional process to achieve a common minimum wage in Boulder, Broomfield, Adams, and Jefferson counties.
For local cities to adopt their own minimum wage, they must consult with surrounding local governments and engage stakeholders, including chambers of commerce, small and large businesses, businesses that employ tipped workers, workers, labor unions, and community groups.
To start this process, The Boulder County Consortium of Cities Local Wage Working Group hosted a Local Wage Webinar on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 to hear presentations about the state legislation, the cost of living and wage history in the Denver Metro Area, and the economic rationale for increasing wages.
Webinar presenters included the Colorado Department of Labor, the Colorado Center on Law and Policy, and the National Employment Law Project.