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Policy & Legislative Affairs

The Commissioners’ Policy Team works to advance and support key public policy and intergovernmental relations goals for the County Commissioners, engaging with local, regional, state, and federal governmental entities, including the Colorado General Assembly and the U.S. Congress.

2022 State Legislative and Budget Priorities

Boulder County’s 2022 State Legislative and Budget Priorities will guide county advocacy efforts during the 2022 session of the Colorado General Assembly.

2022 State Legislative Agenda

Boulder County’s 2022 State Legislative Agenda identifies a diverse set of core county legislative and state budget priorities in need of support from Boulder County’s state legislative delegation, the General Assembly, and the Governor. The agenda will serve as the county’s legislative advocacy blueprint for the 2022 state legislative session.

Air Quality and Climate Policy Initiatives

Boulder County’s Policy Team engages with legislative efforts and regulatory actions that impact our air quality and climate, through work that supports the county’s key priorities of combatting both the climate crisis and unhealthy air pollution due to high ozone levels and other factors.

In July 2022, Boulder County, in partnership with several other local governments and Colorado Communities for Climate Action, sent a comment letter to the Regional Air Quality Council asking for the inclusion of more aggressive mitigation actions in the draft ozone State Implementation Plan that is set to be approved by Colorado’s Air Quality Control Commission (AQCC) in December 2022 (see below).

Opportunities for Public Comment

The AQCC is scheduled to hold a rulemaking hearing in December to consider revisions addressing HB21-1266 and the Clean Air Act (CAA): Severe and Moderate Ozone Nonattainment requirements.

Boulder County, as part of the Local Government Coalition, will give testimony and has submitted a pre-hearing statement, which details the county’s key issues with the proposals.

Written public comments are due November 29, 2022 at 5 p.m. and should be emailed to cdphe.aqcc-comments@state.co.us

PUBLIC COMMENT SESSION

DATE: December 13, 2022
TIME: 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
PLACE: The session will be held online only; there will be no in-person participation. (Registration is not yet open.)

Details related to participation and registration will be available at:
https://cdphe.colorado.gov/aqcc

NOTE: The public comment session may end early if all commenters that are registered and in attendance before 6:30 have had an opportunity to speak prior to 7:30.

PARTY TESTIMONY & DELIBERATIONS

DATE: December 14-16, 2022
TIME: 9 a.m.
PLACE: The hearing will be held online only; there will be no in-person participation.

Details related to participation and registration will be available at:
https://cdphe.colorado.gov/aqcc

Contact Us

Policy Team

Mark Ruzzin, Team Lead
303-441-4567
Email

Cindy Copeland
303-441-1242
Email

Summer Laws
303-441-4574
Email

Location

Commissioners’ Office
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