Consortium of Cities

Consortium of Cities

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)

Hybrid Meeting (In-Person and Virtual via Zoom)


Boulder County Consortium of Cities Meeting

Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022 | 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Topic: Community Equity

In-Person:

Boulder County Downtown Courthouse, East Wing (map and directions)

2025 14th Street, Boulder CO 80302

Virtually:

Zoom link:
https://www.zoomgov.com/j/1604489477

Or, to join by phone:

One tap mobile:
+16692545252,,1604489477#

Manual dial:
669-254-5252

Meeting ID: 160 448 9477

Agenda


1. Call to Order and Introductions

2. Meeting Topic – Community Equity

  • Community Presentations

3. Old/New Business

  • UPDATE: Regional Local Wage
  • DISCUSSION: Meeting Topics for 2023
  • DISCUSSION: Consortium meeting logistics – start time, meeting locations, etc.

4. Opportunity for Member Comments and Updates

  • Previous meeting topics
  • Community ARPA Updates
  • Community Reports – Share any upcoming community event invitations

5. Adjournment

Past Meetings

October 2022

August 2022

June 2022

April 2022

(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.)

December 2021

October 2021

August 2021

July 2021


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):

  • February 1
  • April 5
  • June 7
  • August 2
  • October 4
  • 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.

Consortium of Cities Membership

GovernmentRepresentativeAlternate
Boulder County (Co-Chairs)Claire Levy, Marta Loachamin, Matt Jones
City of BoulderAdam SwetlikMark Wallach
Town of ErieAri HarrisonSara Loflin
Town of JamestownMichael Box
City of LafayetteBrian WongTim Barnes
City of LongmontPolly ChristensenJoan Peck
City of LouisvilleKyle Brown
Town of LyonsHollie Rogin
Town of NederlandEric Coombs Esmail
Town of SuperiorKen LishPaige Henchen
Town of WardInactive
Broomfield (non-voting)Deven Shaff

Contact Us

Commissioners’ Office

303-441-4571 (Consortium)

303-441-3500 (Main)

303-441-4525 (Fax)

Email

Location

Boulder County Courthouse
Third Floor
1325 Pearl Street
Boulder, CO 80302
Map & Directions
Hours: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. M-F

Mailing Address

PO Box 471
Boulder, CO 80306

Meetings

The consortium generally meets the first Wednesday of every other month.