Earlier this year, Boulder County Transportation started work on a Floodplain Management and Transportation System Resiliency Study and Action Plan (RSAP) to learn from our experiences recovering from the 2013 flood, and to examine what can be done to better prepare the county’s waterways and transportation systems for future natural or economic disasters.
In addition to open houses in January, a public survey was offered to help gauge residents’ acceptable levels of risk, awareness of the risks facing them and their property and what they think Boulder County should prioritize for future actions.
We took that feedback and combined it with our own research to come up with both short- and long-term steps the Transportation Department can take to better prepare the transportation network, area waterways, and the public’s property for the next natural or manmade disaster.
We’d like your help once again to ensure we heard you before finalizing the recommendations and incorporating them into funding and implementation plans. Please join us and provide feedback:
RSAP Open House in Boulder
Monday, June 10
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
West Senior Center – 909 Arapahoe Ave. – Boulder, CO
The study results are available for review on the project website at www.BoCoResiliencyStudy.org. The draft recommendations will be made available before the meeting.
“Prior to the flood and after, we’ve been exploring and implementing solutions aimed at ensuring county infrastructure and residents are prepared for any natural or human-caused disaster comes our way,” said Boulder County Commissioner Deb Gardner. “Not only do we do our best to make our county buildings and roads are as strong as they can be, but we also implement policies and fund programs to help residents create safe spaces that will stand up to the test of time and elements. The RSAP, MHMP, and other ongoing planning efforts support our goal of making the county as resilient as possible by helping us to prioritize projects and identify potential funding sources. We want your help to make sure we’re covering all the bases.”
In addition to the resiliency study recommendations, staff at the open houses will also provide information on:
- An update to the county’s Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan
- How the Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan addresses natural hazards, and opportunities to share your ideas for updates to the county’s natural hazard-related goals and policies
- The county’s new Room for the River voluntary flood risk program for property owners
- Modeling of roadway overtopping during flooding
- General disaster risk and mitigation questions
Start dateJune 10, 2019 5:30 pmEnd dateJune 10, 2019 7:30 pmCalendarPublic WorksGoogle Calendar
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VenueCity of Boulder West Senior CenterAddress909 Arapahoe AveCityBoulder