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May 6, 2019

Public hearings scheduled to consider plan to amend county cropland policy

Meetings are held in the Commissioners' Hearing Room, Downtown County Courthouse, Third Floor, 1325 Pearl Street, Boulder, Colo. (map) unless otherwise noted. Commissioners' meetings and hearings are webstreamed and archived for viewing online. Public comments are taken at meetings designated as Public Hearings.

Public hearings are scheduled for Tuesday, May 7, and Monday, June 3

At two public hearings, each scheduled about a month apart, the Boulder County Commissioners will take public comment on a proposal to amend the transition plan for genetically-modified (GM) (aka genetically-engineered, or GE) crops on Boulder County agricultural land.

County staff will provide the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) with a summary of efforts to facilitate the transition from GM crops on county-owned agricultural lands. The proposed plan includes a revision to the current transition plan to allow for additional support for tenants to transition from GM crops.

Reference: Staff Memo with history and proposed amendment to transition plan

Public Meetings – May 7 and June 3

  • Tuesday, May 7 beginning at 2 p.m. The County Commissioners will receive a proposal from staff to amend the transition plan for GM corn and sugarbeets on open space lands (staff memo). Public comment will be taken in-person and through an online feedback form on the Cropland Policy webpage. (Form to be made available on May 7.)
  • Monday, June 3 beginning at 4 p.m. The Boulder County Commissioners will consider public comments received over a four-week period and deliberate on the proposed plan. Additional public comment will be taken at this hearing.

Both hearings will be held in the:
County Commissioners’ Hearing Room
Boulder County Courthouse
1325 Pearl Street, 3rd floor
Boulder, Colo. 80302

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