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January 11, 2018

Reminder: Boulder County seeks public input on agricultural land use issues

Public comments requested by Jan. 12 for Open House in Longmont on Thurs., Jan. 18, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Boulder County is working with the community regarding the current Land Use Code and other regulations that affect agricultural operations. Some members of the agricultural community have previously expressed concerns to county staff about challenges posed by existing regulations.

As a result, a team of staff from Boulder County Land Use, Public Health, Parks & Open Space, and CSU Extension would like to hear from anyone with concerns associated with agriculture.

Public Comment

The county has created a variety of opportunities for public engagement.

Potential topics for discussion include regulations that affect:

  • Farm labor and housing,
  • Food handling and safety,
  • Agricultural tourism,
  • On-farm sales, and
  • Greenhouses.

Input can be provided through the county’s website ( Posts to the form on that site will allow others in the community to see and respond to submitted feedback. Input received before Jan. 12 will be used to inform the discussion at the Open House on Jan. 18. View comments submitted via the online form.

January 18 Open House

When: Thurs., Jan. 18, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Location: Ron Stewart Parks & Open Space Administration Building, 5201 St. Vrain Road, Longmont

Open House Schedule:

  • 5:30-6:10 p.m. – Informal Introduction, opportunity to review
    materials, make comments, and speak with staff
  • 6:15-7 p.m. – Facilitated group discussion
  • 7-7:30 p.m.– Additional time to talk with staff or others in
    the room and to make comments on information boards

Email or Phone

For those unable to provide feedback online or attend the open house, county staff is available to discuss this project with interested parties and answer questions associated with it.

Project Contacts

  • Amy Oeth, Boulder County Land Use, 720-564-2623
  • Jeff Moline, Boulder County Parks & Open Space, 303-678-6270
  • Adrian Card, CSU Extension, 303-678-6383

Boulder County staff will review comments and identify potential updates to the Land Use Code and other county programs based on concerns from the community and agricultural producers.