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November 23, 2022

Online Survey Open for Wildfire Mitigation and Emergency Services Ballot Measures

Staff will also provide information, answer questions and collect public input at Nov. 29 open house

Boulder County, Colo. - Boulder County is hosting an online survey and open house to obtain public input on recently passed ballot measures for 1A Wildfire Mitigation and 1B Emergency Services. The Nov. 29 open house is free and open to the public.

The open house and online survey are the first steps by the county to engage the public in these two ballot measures.

Online Survey

The online survey is open through Dec. 5. The questions on wildfire mitigation and emergency services are broad and open-ended. County staff will review all the input collected from the survey and open house and share ideas with elected officials.

Open House

What: Open House on Boulder County Wildfire Mitigation and Emergency Services Ballot Measures
When: Tuesday, Nov. 29 from 4-6 p.m. Attendees can stop by anytime between 4-6 p.m.
Where: BOCC Hearing Room, Downtown Boulder County Courthouse, 1325 Pearl St., 3rd Floor, Boulder

County staff will attend to listen to attendees' suggestions on what programs and services they think are essential. This information will be utilized to help further project planning and implementation, including informing initial budgeting.

The following categories are included in wildfire mitigation ballot measure 1A:

  • Strategic forest and grassland management projects to reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfire, protect water supplies, and foster resilient ecosystems
  • Community partnerships and programs to help residents prepare for wildfires, create defensible space around homes, make homes more fire resistant, and provide technical and financial assistance
  • Fire mitigation staffing
  • Other projects and services to proactively address the increasing risk of climate-driven wildfires

The following categories are included in emergency services ballot measure 1B:

  • Capital, including facilities and equipment, and operational costs of search and rescue organizations
  • Supplemental funding for needs of fire departments in mountainous and rural areas
  • Ambulance services in areas not covered by municipal or fire district ambulance services
  • Wildland firefighting staffing
  • Trail and trailhead safety services

Visit the 2022 Boulder County Ballot Issues & Measures webpage for more information, or contact Jim Webster at or 720-564-2600.

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