City and County Priorities 2019

2 days ago
CLOSED: This discussion has concluded. The Mayor and City Councilmembers requested your ideas on what issues and projects to focus on in 2019. Feedback was accepted from Dec. 20, 2018 - Jan. 11, 2019. Council will review this feedback when planning their 2019 Priorities at their Jan. 29 Study Session.

In preparation for the City Council's Study Session on January 29, the Mayor and City Councilmembers are requesting your ideas on what issues and projects to focus on in 2019. Please submit your feedback by 5 p.m. January 11, 2019. 

  • Awanerus 17 days ago
    Increase small businesses in Broomfield. Would love to see less chains more independently owned restaurants and businesses. Redevelop/redesign west 120th/north side of 36/287 interchange. The west stretch of 120th between the new parkway and 287 is an eyesore. So much potential in that stretch of Broomfield. Just please NO MORE storage facilities. The number of them in Broomfield is ridiculous! Affordable housing- we need more of it it. Plain and simple.
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    • Grandpa_Dave 16 days ago
      I agree with you on storage facilities, but caution that the cause is the high cost of housing & relatively low salaries (as reported in the news). Whether renting or buying, people just can't afford a living space big enough to hold their stuff and close to where they work. So I am sympathetic.
    • Janice Char 16 days ago
      I agree on the storage facilities with regards to affordability. However, it’s all about supply and demand. I question fewer “chain” stores. Many times these are owned by the people in our communities. We need to support all business. This is why Boulder ran themselves into the ground. We do NOT want to be Boulder, please! I am all for positive business growth so we can pay for many of the above requested items. Please keep in mind that the succession rate of small non-chain businesses is extremely low. When then have a revolving city of vacant businesses. My last thought is who is going to pay for the affordable housing. Perhaps individuals who are proponents of this would feel comfortable starting a fundraising campaign. This would then be community funded which would bring us together more as a community.
    • Dwayne 13 days ago
      Agree that this city doesn't need any more storage facilities, it would be a joke if it was not so sad. I want to know why these keep being built? If there's such a demand for affordable housing, then why do the developers not build housing? Is it a zoning issue? Or permitting obstacle?And yes that stretch of 120th towards Nickel... Very ugly... Wish it could be replaced with some buildings that aren't so ugly, how about some red brick buildings with loft apartments up top and commerce on the ground floor? and put the land to more productive use than overflow for the car dealership!
    • Tonya 11 days ago
      I agree
    • Kent 9 days ago
      I find the larger chain restaurants also blah and as if we lived in any other cheapest-to-survive kind of community. We like places like Buenos Tiempos, Deli Zone, New Star Café, Infinitus, I wish we had more of those kinds of places around, not sure how we might accomplish that besides eat there more often but maybe some kind of tax benefit for the smaller businesses?
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      • Dwayne 6 days ago
        Sadly a lot of the food choices are developer-driven. When a developer wants to borrow millions of dollars to open a new strip mall, the bank won't lend the money to some John Doe nobody who wants to open a locally-owned restaurant. However the bank will lend money to a Taco Bell, Jimmy Johns, or Applebee's chain or franchise because the risk is lower. Since Broomfield is so new, this is how we end up with junk chains rather than local flavor.
      • Bekind 3 days ago
        I like the eating places you mentioned. I would truly love a SALAD that wasn't made from things you can pick as weeds. So many restaurants are following Boulder (gasp) yuppie dishes. The big chain stores are the anchor of any shopping center. Without them there would be no Flatirons mall, etc. Most of the small boutique places are too expensive for seniors. We depend on stores like Khols.
  • Matt 6 days ago
    I see a common topic here with roads and traffic. -I would like to see the expansion of Dillon road West of Sheridan to HWY 287, with a safe bike lane like most of the other roads in Broomfield. It is very dangerous for visibility with such a small lane. -A city operated Trash pickup like Lafayette. It would also reduce the amount of trash trucks that come up and down each street each day from multiple trash services. Trash services could be split up to ensure they still have routes.-I like the idea of city wide Internet as well.
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    • Autopilot 6 days ago
      I agree about a city operated trash pickup like a lot of surrounding cities. I was on the Task Force to investigate this possibility many years ago and was shocked at the uproar the population had because they didn't want to lose their right to select a trash company. What about my right to have the street in front of my house on a cul de sac not get torn up from trash trucks turning around four days a week?
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      • Dwayne 6 days ago
        Agree that having like 5 different trash company's trucks coming through my neighborhood is not safe, causes more air pollution, and tears up the roads causing expensive repairs!
      • Bekind 3 days ago
        A citywide single trash company would cost less. Hopefully, recycling would be included. I believe there would be less this and that increases.
    • Heather 5 days ago
      Thank you mor mentioning bike lanes. This is something I would love to see more of-it would make our town much more accessible to alternative transit!
  • MAG 5 days ago
    I would like to see them focus on: 1. Get rid of all the geese in this city- their mess is everywhere. 2. Ban pot shops for ever. 3. Adequately fund and staff the police so they can start performing city policing and not just react to crime and thugs coming up from Denver.
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    • Bekind 3 days ago
      Geese are a protected fowl. You cannot harrass or chase them (unleashed pets and small children). This is their natural flyway. If they are hatched here, this is their return point.
  • JOANBOYKIN 3 days ago
    In 2019, please focus on developing and building the much-needed Broomfield "downtown," which has been under discussion for years. Thank you.
  • tinaregina 6 days ago
    Please update code compliance to include the need for siding on homes. Perhaps a two month period would give house flippers and homeowners who are replacing siding sufficient time. On Holly Drive West a home has been without siding for over two months now and it is an eyesore which makes our neighborhood look unkempt. While the branches in the front yard are a violation of code compliance, the lack of siding is not. Help please!!
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    • Dwayne 6 days ago
      What did your neighbors say when you asked them about the lack of siding on their house?
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      • tinaregina 5 days ago
        No one is living there and no one is working on the house any longer. I would speak with them if I could. The original owner was a great neighbor, but she passed away about two years ago. I have no idea who owns the house now.
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        • Dwayne 5 days ago
          If you enter the property address into this Broomfield website, you'll at least get the legal owner of the property, who may or may not live there http://egov.broomfield.org/assessor/web/
    • Natasha 4 days ago
      Sounds like you might want to look into moving to an HOA neighborhood.
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      • Heather 3 days ago
        People cannot just up and move! This is not a realistic solution.
  • Barbara anderson 26 days ago
    Arm teachers
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    • Natasha 4 days ago
      I'm on-board with this
    • Heather 3 days ago
      No, please do not consider this!
  • J Snyder 26 days ago
    I believe that the City Council should continue to focus attention on the issue of affordable housing in Broomfield. We need affordable housing available to ensure we maintain diversity and our workforce in the community. I would also like to see additional bus routes offered to decrease traffic and increase transportation options.
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    • Natasha 4 days ago
      We have affordable housing! Broomfield is by far the cheapest place to live, houses are still seeing for $300k here that's crazy! Houses in higher crime neighborhoods in Thornton start at $400k. Broomfield has bigger issues to deal with- like traffic congestion. Fix the roads before building apartments and inviting thousands of more people here
  • Tiffany 24 days ago
    Make a nice downtown area for people to enjoy. Broomfield is strongly lacking.
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    • Natasha 4 days ago
      Broomfield has a mall!
  • Kerry 17 days ago
    Affordable housing. Don't we want teachers and first responders to be able to live in Broomfield? Well, they can't afford to buy a home here these days...
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    • Natasha 4 days ago
      Broomfield has some of the most affordable housing in the Denver Metro Area actually. City council needs to focus on current residents' needs instead.
  • Bob Booze 23 days ago
    Increase the parking lot at McKay Lake. It is always packed. Nice place to have pictures taken and always a lot of people.
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    • Dwayne 19 days ago
      Could you walk, bike, take a bus, or take an Uber/Lyft there instead?
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      • Natasha 4 days ago
        No.
    • Grandpa_Dave 16 days ago
      Speaking of McKay Lake, it's actually in Westminster city limits. Seems like it would be a nice, nearby place to paddle a canoe. There are many small lakes along the front range (Fort Collins -- Colo Springs), but very few are open for paddling.
  • Jackie 26 days ago
    Doing a better job of the commerce we already have, ie: not losing any more retailers we have and filling the empty spaces at Flatirons. Is this because rents have been prohibitive? Protect and maintain open space, protect wildlife including prarie dogs. Encourage solutions to protect the environment. Address the issue of dangerous speeders for example along Midway. Fund the police force adequately so there are more officers to attend to these traffic issues and so the police station can be manned and open every day. I have noticed landscaping around Broomfield has gone downhill since the company employed to take care of the grass weeds, leaves, etc was changed. A bit of old fashioned weeding rather than poison being sprayed would also be good. Clearing sidewalks of leaves fallen branches etc so seniors or whoever can walk safely. Cutting back trees etc so signs, including speed notifications are not hidden. I do want to recognize the workers in the city and county building and the library, they are always most courteous and helpful.
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    • Janice Char 25 days ago
      Let’s work on building a strong economy via businesses in Broomfield. Prairie Dogs are a nuisance and don’t deserve time or money.
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      • Natasha 4 days ago
        Prairie dogs are actually a vital keystone species to the area. Broomfield's ecosystem needs prairie dogs to survive. We wouldn't be seeing the beautiful bald eagles around here without "nuisances" like prairie dogs.
    • rr26 15 days ago
      thanks for your comment on landscaping around Broomfield. I did not know that there was a change in companies, but that might explain why we have also noticed a downward trend in maintenance of grass, trees, etc. in our parks.
  • cfoxy888@yahoo.com 25 days ago
    Stricter code enforcement... especially for neighborhoods without an HOA. Cracking down on cars parking along streets that they don’t even reside near and not moving for days. This causes safety issues because it narrows streets within communities that are seeing this issue. Getting our own fiber internet- like Longmont’s Nextlite service.
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    • Dwayne 19 days ago
      The streets are a public resource, it seems silly that you want to be able to control who can and cannot park on them?
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      • Cfoxy888 19 days ago
        There have been a lot of accidents on the main road through my neighborhood because people pull out from a stop sign, not being able to see a car coming because of cars being parked along that road. Especially gets annoying when people who do not live in the neighborhood park here then walk across the street to their neighborhood.
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        • Dwayne 13 days ago
          Thank you for explaining, I'm all for safer streets. Unfortunately Broomfield traffic engineers only design for high speed cars and don't know how to do anything different!
    • Grandpa_Dave 16 days ago
      Agree there is parking congestion on residential neighborhood streets. It's a relatively recent cultural thing -- everybody has a car. Broomfield was designed & built starting ~1955 when there was only one car per family. I think that's why most homes in first-filing have single car garages. I can offer no realistic solution to this issue.
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      • Dwayne 13 days ago
        You already offered a realistic solution... Biking! If Broomfield designed the city to be more bike friendly, it would be entirely feasible for families to have 1 fewer car... And have more disposable income to spend rather than on transportation expenses! This has been proven by studies done in Portland.
    • Natasha 4 days ago
      Anyone can park on any PUBLIC street, it doesn't matter who lives there. We all pay taxes for the privilege.
  • KH 10 days ago
    Please do not increase sales taxes or property taxes. Also, please stop endorsing every new property tax, income tax or sales tax increase out there. I get that City Council and the Mayor think that they will get some of the money to spend on Broomfield but we already pay enough in taxes to live here and frankly it just shows the poor planning on part of city government to have to borrow money for transportation projects and then the mayor complains when the sales tax scheme doesn't pass. Supporting tax increases and using your power and position to advocate for tax increases is not leadership, it demonstrates a lack of leadership and imagination to figure out how to get the important things done. All these tax increases make it less affordable for those of us not on government welfare to live in Broomfield. No Worthy Sales Tax! Affordable housing mandates and tax breaks for affordable housing is nothing more than tokenism. Also, please bring ranked choice voting to Broomfield or some other change in voting for City Council. Thank you for considering all of our opinions.
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    • Natasha 4 days ago
      I agree!
  • plsstop 6 days ago
    Remove any mentions or ties to HSUS on your website for pet advice. This should be a fairly easy, free fix... They are an animal rights extremist organization with the goal of ending pet ownership. They hide it well, but by linking to them, you are implying they are a legitimate authority when they are anything but. As a new resident, I was horrified to see you defer to them.
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    • Natasha 4 days ago
      I agree!
  • rayrollsr 6 days ago
    Increase the speed limit on the Broomfield County Commons Drive to 25 or 30 MPH except when major events are being conducted. I drive it twice daily and do not see anyone going the posted 20 mph.
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    • Natasha 4 days ago
      I agree!
  • Patrick Crist 6 days ago
    Focus on serving the current residents and stop being boosters of growth for growth's sake. Plenty of studies show growth does NOT pay for itself in the long run with the need for services indefinitely. The massive Baseline project is a good example--no one from council or transportation office responded to my or Anthem's HOA about the plans to deal with the massive increase in traffic (already a major problem). All I hear is boosterism about how great all this development is; in the meantime what used to be a 5-7 minute drive to get my kids to school or to get to shopping can be a 20 minute stop and go slog. This should be about quality of life and community sustainability.
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    • Natasha 4 days ago
      I agree!
  • CharleneH 6 days ago
    I am proud to love in Broomfield and happy with the awesome services we are provided. We could use municipal broadband. We could get RV's and junk cars off the residential streets. I find RV's to be an eyesore and a hazard for our children. We have an RV and pay to store it when we're not using it.
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    • Natasha 4 days ago
      I choose to live in a non-HOA neighborhood for the exact reason of parking my boat and RV at my home and not paying for storage. You might feel more comfortable moving to a HOA neighborhood where such freedoms are restricted.
  • Tanya 25 days ago
    NEVER make Bloomfield a sanctuary city (as Councilman Kevin Kreeger wants to do). As someone who has lived in sanctuary cities here's what you could expect - increased car thefts, home invasions, sexual assaults, robberies, gun violence, possibly murders and diseases transmitted to our school children. Broomfield is a wonderful place to live and raise a family. Everyone is welcome, but not illegals who cannot be screened for diseases and criminal pasts.
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    • Janice Char 16 days ago
      Great comments, thank you for sharing!
    • Dwayne 13 days ago
      Hello, do you have any statistics that you could cite to back up your claims about crime increasing in sanctuary cities? I would be interested in seeing the data, thank you!
    • amf 6 days ago
      Absolutely agree! I too came from a designated “sanctuary city,” and believe me, it will eventually have a serious impact on our community and quality of life, should it ever occur. The changes do not come overnight, but our community became an entirely new culture in the space of about 15 years, and the clash of cultures did not make for a friendly community.at.all, in addition to increased crime city-wide.
    • Natasha 4 days ago
      I agree!
  • FireworksLegal4th 10 days ago
    Repeal the ban on safe and sane fireworks, for residents ages 21 and older, as it currently encourages use of more hazardous fireworks that are not even legal at the state level, and is a missed opportunity for taxation in support of training and outreach for consumer fireworks safety. By banning state fireworks, many citizens see fit to just violate state law in addition to city law!Sparklers are the most mishandled consumer fireworks, often given to children, and yet they are the only consumer fireworks product legal in the city!
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    • Dwayne 6 days ago
      I might be in favor of a designated open space area where fireworks enthusiasts such as yourself could be free to have some fun, provided you all are paying for the emergency services to be there on standby! No one in my neighborhood would want a free-for-all of fireworks like you are suggesting, it's already obscenely noisy on Independence Day and that upsets pets, children, and early risers!
    • Natasha 4 days ago
      I agree!
  • Sunshine5 12 days ago
    We need a Sheriff’s Department! There are not enough police officers to handle the size of Broomfield. This is putting everyone at risk. Broomfield still thinks it’s a small town! We don’t live in Mayberry anymore! We have big issues going on!
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    • Dwayne 6 days ago
      Can you please explain why a separate Sheriff's Department is needed instead of just more police officers? The way I see it, a separate Sheriff's Department would be a lot more overhead (require tax increases) compared to just hiring more police?
    • Natasha 4 days ago
      I agree, we need our own District Attorney. We've been our own county for about 20years.
  • Mike 9 days ago
    Would like to see city Council look into residential code compliance. Code has not been updated in 5+ years and as property values increase homes in non-HOA communities Seem to be deteriorating. As the code stands currently a house must have three violations before it is a code compliance issue, peeling paint ,dead lawn, down fencing, cracked or heaving sidewalks, weeds etc. currently three of these would need to exist to warrant code compliance. Our beautiful community one of these should warrant a code compliance. This is how it is in our neighboring communities but Broomfield has yet to step up and change this. Parking code compliance is also something that should be looked into. At this point you can park a vehicle anywhere in the city as long as it has a valid license plate. It does not matter whether the car belongs in that area or not. This is a big problem in subdivisions without HOA and have apartment buildings and or trailer homes nearby that charge people to park. The people that don’t want to pay to park, simply park in the subdivisions Parking in front of peoples houses, entrances to subdivisions, and taking up resident parking for the subdivision.Nothing can be done about this currently. As more people realize that this is something they can do it will become more of a problem. RVs are also being stored in neighborhoods. Understand people need to load and unload their RVs when they go on trips and such but RVs should not just be allowed to be stored our neighborhood streets. Again communities around Broomfield have taking care of these problems and have it as part of their code simply think city Council should take up looking at updating our code to 2019 problems and standards
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    • Autopilot 6 days ago
      I agree about the car parking problem. There is a house on our block that has cars parked in the driveway, on the street and even the front lawn. There has been a trailer full of junk on the front lawn for months but I guess there is code against that. Some of these cars haven't moved in months and a couple had expired plates. It wasn't until I called code that the plates were updated. I've also noticed other areas of town where cars park in the wrong direction on the street and park right up to their neighbor's driveway. That poor neighbor has little clearance to back out of his driveway.
    • Dwayne 6 days ago
      What do your neighbors say when you talk to them about these things that bother you so?
    • Natasha 4 days ago
      Anyone can park on any public street! You don't own the street in front of your house.
  • Sas 12 days ago
    We pay RTD taxes. We were promised light rail. No more expanding any lightrail south until we in the northern area get it! Broadband internet. Better trails and more open space. Stop killing prairie dogs. Time lights better.
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    • Dwayne 6 days ago
      Definitely need light rail to connect Broomfield to other job centers and recreation and even the airport, and also more trails and open space!
    • Heather 5 days ago
      I agree with you that RTD should live up to its promises. I would love to have the light rail as it wouldn't be as subject to traffic patterns as the busses are, however I feel that it would only replace the Flatiron Flyer to and from Boulder, which is already amazing and has more options for where the busses end up. I don't need a Light rail to Union Station,I need one to Civic Center amd fear the bus that gets me there would disappear if we had light rail. I used to live a 15 minute drive from my work in downtown Denver and the local bus ride was 30 minutes. Now living in Broomfield my bus ride is about the same, and sometimes even faster! I fear it would lengthen if it was relpaced with Light rail. I'd rather our RTD funds go to improving the bus routes in Broomfield to get people to transit hubs more efficiently. Ultimately we need to keep working on improving our transit options in Northern Denver!
    • Natasha 4 days ago
      I totally agree! STOP KILLING PRAIRIE DOGS!
  • Kent 9 days ago
    Curbside composting was great when we lived in Boulder, would like to see that here. Our trash bin could be 1/4 of the size if we had a compost service that accepted yard material as well as food waste.
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    • Dwayne 6 days ago
      Agree that curbside composting would reduce food waste and help the environment!
    • Heather 5 days ago
      Yes!!! And include options for apartment residents much like we have with recycling.
    • Natasha 4 days ago
      Nope. I don't want this. My neighbors trash smells enough without compost. We have enough neighborhood mice problems. No thanks!!
  • Terry 5 days ago
    I would like to see development if the Broomfield civic center/downtown start. We are in real need of a downtown in Broomfield!
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    • Kateman1 4 days ago
      Yes! A down town with some character... Not just another strip mall or commercial space. Invite the artists and coffee shops and community builders in!
  • Natalie 5 days ago
    Thank You City Council Members for all that you invest into the people & place that is Broomfield, CO. I would be grateful for you to continue working on affordable housing opportunities including any changes made so that Tiny Houses can be situated here. Also more focus & investment into solar panels, recycling, & composting opportunities at residences & businesses & parks / public spaces including the new downtown development. For there also to be more mental health services provided to the community for people of all ages & concerns, including more availability of therapists & of group therapy sessions would be appreciated & vital to someone like me.
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    • Kateman1 4 days ago
      I agree!
  • Kateman1 4 days ago
    I would REALLY love to see broomfield help facilitate curb side compost pick up and set some climate change goals.
  • cwestmueller 4 days ago
    We have been told for years Broomfield will develop a downtown. Let's focus on making Broomfield a true community with a downtown for gathering and enjoying our community rather than always leaving for other areas like Lafayette, Louisville or Boulder. Please make it a priority this year.Also, high speed internet would be appreciated.
  • Tizkit 5 days ago
    High speed internet, community spaces, local shops and businesses, more coffee shops. Less fracking and a focus on community events
  • Jannie 5 days ago
    Please focus on preserving the character and views in our community. I have lived here more than 25 years and have found Broomfield to be a great place to live and raise a family but the more I drive around Broomfield these days, the more concerned I am that the look and feel and charm of our relatively small town is disappearing in a sea of building and apartment complexes, and beautiful Front Range and other views that we have had are rapidly disappearing. I know we need to address growth and affordable housing and other valid issues, but please do everything you can to protect the character and charm of our community and not turn it into just another nameless suburb. Thank you!
  • Hass Home 5 days ago
    1. Panhandling should be banned as it is a traffic hazard at intersections such as Wadsworth and US 36.2. Homelessness is on the increase in this city and those people have become more aggressive in store parking lots such as Home Depot, Walmart, and King Soopers3. People living in their RVs on city streets and in store parking lots like Home Depot and the old Safeway parking lot. People storing their RVs on city streets has increased greatly as well and is causing traffic hazards in terms of decreased visibility.
  • George 5 days ago
    The city should institute an outdoor lighting ordinance similar to (but not necessarily the same as) that going into effect in Boulder. Poor lighting at night produces unnecessary glare (making it more difficult to see, not less), light trespass (like the street light shining in your bedroom window), and skyglow (cannot see the stars at night because of wasted light going upward). The poor lighting also wastes money since more focused, proper lighting need not have as much wattage to do its job. I recommend having a look at the website https://www.darksky.org/light-pollution/.
  • Christy Young 5 days ago
    Curb cuts and bump outs for pedestrians near schools and parksTree lawns and bollards next to sidewalks to protect pedestrians from cars, shade sidewalks, security street furniture around park for Broomfield DaysSwales for drainage to soak in instead of sending to storm drainsCenter medians with shade trees to reduce heat island from hard surfacesWork on replacing ash trees, removing worse noxious weed trees and plantsRoundabouts instead of stop signs and street lights to reduce maintenance costs, improve traffic flow, increase bike and pedestrian safetyAll lights low glare- make targets for different categories of ownershipsBury all utility linesReplace all waterlines and service lines to lead-freeMake easier for single car garages to turn into 2 car garagesCity appointed project manager to assist homeowners in major remodels and repairs such as driveways, garage floors, foundations , additions, structural improvements, matching architecture of neighborhoods and surrounding buildingsPredesigned 2nd car designs for single car houses, several prechecked contractors to help homeowners get the job doneReduce permit costs for visual and structural repairs to buildings such as adding brick to sides of wood only houses, replace aging wood shingle roofsTrail connections through first and second filing- redraw property lines if neededAdd 90 degree curb edge to angle cut curbs- make sidewalks ADA accessibleRemove concrete pans in drainage and rebuild wetlands along creeks and streamsCreate unmowed grass along community farmers ditch for wildlife corridor and habitatRevamp all parking lots for shade to reduce heat island effectPUD all R residential areas, allow for removal of houses in busy intersections to be replaced by small cafes or coffee shopsRemove problem houses and replace with pocket parksRemove long-term blight and empty buildings and return to prairie or parksAll non-sports fields revamp for more native grass coverings, leave pockets along pathways for picnic tables and benches saving water and creating wildlife habitatSolar panel rebatesSolar panels on any building getting tax payer moneyBike lanes along all county state federal highways within countyTrain to BoulderComputer drawn lines for districts to prevent gerrymanderinghelp revamp old schools, ac, replace windows, improve insulation in all buildings that get tax payer moneyhelp revamp dilapidated neighborhoods and city blightsSchool psychologist in every schoolAll playgrounds that get public funding must be up to international playground code in 10 years time and must be replaced on regular cycle within warranty time frameAll exterior lights are dark sky certified public and privateAll public buildings all exterior lights are dark sky certifiedGet dark sky certification(ug- formatting)
  • Lois 5 days ago
    I would like to see the crime that has come to Broomfield that affects us all and then traffic and growth reviewed.
  • HopingForBroomfield 5 days ago
    Broomfield has so much to offer our family and we would have only positive things to say were it not for oil and gas development. Given the point that we are currently at, please prioritize 1) holding operators fully and immediately accountable to already agreed-upon safety and operating measures; 2) ensure that all future agreements require operators to fully cover the financial burden that the city is carrying for them - including setting aside funds for future well-site clean up, as well as monitoring, inspections, and road construction; 3) look for opportunities so work with this new administration and surrounding communities to slow/improve/better regulate already approved and future projects; 4) do everything in your power to prevent additional development in the area. Let’s not be the community who gave in and spoiled our city just before the tide turned away from fossil fuels and towards renewables. Protect Broomfield so that our children will want to raise their families here in 20 years.
  • storminmormon 5 days ago
    I would like to see more progress with the new Broomfield Downtown area by the Broomfield Library. I think this would add a lot of income and appeal to Broomfield. Thank you!
  • Heather 5 days ago
    I moved here in late July and was surprised by the lack of sidewalks in a variety of locations. I'd like to see more sidewalks. I also think that the council should keep sustainability in mind for any project. Sustainability asks us to consider the needs of people, economics and the environment. The UN's definition is “sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” I would like to see Broomfield adopt an approach that always considers these three aspects of sustainability. Lastly I'd like to see an anti-idle ordinance in our town, Arista specifically sees Westmoor shuttles waiting to pick people up from the bus hub there and the vans are always sitting there idling forever. Yuck!
  • Jg 6 days ago
    Infrastructure for more efficient and safe driving and traffic access. Highway 7 is becoming more frustrating and dangerous as commercial building continues to grow along our roadsides. I am hoping there are road maintenance and expansions planned for 2019. While highway 7 is not a city domain, residents could rest easy if future plans are shared and easily accessible.
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    • Dwayne 6 days ago
      So many comments here about moving cars as efficiently as possible... what if the conversation changed to "How do we move **people** as efficiently as possible"? Would we still go broke widening roads indefinitely, or would we start to look at the problem differently then?
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      • Kent 5 days ago
        Oh that's a good one, I'd love to be able to take the bus somewhere but my choices would be to take it to Denver, Longmont, or Westminster. I'd just like to go to the library but can't do that without special reservations and $10 one-way to go with the family. So more of those free summers with Call-N-Ride or maybe things like those free little green busses in Longmont?
  • Donia 6 days ago
    Keep fracking out of Broomfield. Listen to your constituents, not the oil and gas money and manipulation. This is a dire situation.
  • 123 14 days ago
    Keep fracking out of Broomfield. Protect our health and safety by putting the citzens over oil and gas.
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    • Dwayne 13 days ago
      Thank you for posting this, if only officials had a spine to do what is right!
    • Donia 6 days ago
      Yes
  • Protect Health and Safety 8 days ago
    The voters of Broomfield have already established that protection of health and safety is a priority with 57% voting YES on 301 (condition oil and gas development permits to not impact public health, safety, and welfare) and 55% of precincts in Broomfield voting YES on 112 (Safer Setbacks for oil and gas development).The issues of oil and gas development in close proximity to our residential communities is already a Council Priority. Therefore, in addition to local Broomfield activities such as the air quality monitoring program, the robust inspection program, contract enforcement, emergency preparedness, and the use of police powers (i.e., power to establish and enforce laws protecting the welfare, safety, and health of the public) to uphold protection of public health, safety, and welfare, and the environment per the Municipal Code, we need the City and County of Broomfield to continue to be proactively engaged at the State Level.One of the top two issues for the State, as noted by Rep Matt Gray at his recent town hall, is oil and gas development (with the other being transportation). In 2016, faced with oil and gas proposed in close proximity to established Broomfield residential communities, but also faced with a City Council that pointed us to the State, we did as we were instructed and volunteered countless hours researching and educating, speaking with legislators, proposing bill language, lobbying at the state as citizen advocates, and testifying before the House and Senate hearing committees along with residents of other impacted communities. We appreciate that our Mayor and Council Members have also testified before the State. As the record shows, many bills that would have helped communities like ours when it comes to oil and gas development near our populated areas, passed through the House Committee only to be killed by the Senate Ag Committee along party line votes. This dynamic has now changed and this current session has the power to finally make meaningful changes to protect and prioritize public health, safety, and welfare, and the environment for both existing and future development. Please make one of your Council Priorities for 2019 to be actively engaged at the State level with legislative change (e.g., Local Control, Protect Health and Safety, etc) and Rulemakings at the COGCC, CDPHE, and AQCC so that Our City can finally make oil and gas related decisions based on protection of public health, safety, and welfare, and the environment when it comes to oil and gas development like it can when it comes to the permitting of other industrial operations and land uses without having to spend extraordinary amounts of tax payer dollars on writing elaborate regulations that attempt to protect the community while avoiding preemption, establishing task forces, and so that citizens can trust in the protection of health and safety without having to run ballot initiatives and other efforts. Thank You!
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    • Donia 6 days ago
      Yes. Yes. Yes.
  • Tara 6 days ago
    City council should care about the safety and well being of their citizens. They should care about the property value of Broomfield. It is becoming the eyesore/armpit of Colorado and is rapidly becoming very unsafe due to the raping of our resources that they have allowed. They should get fracking out of the city.
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    • Donia 6 days ago
      Yes. Yes. Yes.
  • OilAndGasIsNOTForBroomfield 10 days ago
    The council needs to stand by its charter and prioritize health and safety of their communities, citizens, children, school, air, and water quality. No more allowing fracking in residential communities, and no more backing down and accepting the lack of state legislation. Broomfield citizens have spoken - they put forth initiative 301 as Broomfield law, and overwhelmingly voted yes as a city and county on propolisiton 112. Please stand by your constituents, Broomfield is NOT OK with oil and gas development in our communities.
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    • Dwayne 6 days ago
      Thank you for saying this, 301 must be upheld!
    • Donia 6 days ago
      Well stated and I totally agree. Thank you.
  • Kcampbell 6 days ago
    Fracking. I’m concerned with deregulation’s that extraction is not as safe, and I’m very concerned with proximity to drinking water, homes and schools. Please ensure people’s safety is more of a priority than oil and gas profits. Health and safety first please. We don’t want to have to move but it may come to that.
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    • Dwayne 6 days ago
      Thank you, agree that fracking must be stopped due its negative health impacts and environmental costs
    • Donia 6 days ago
      I totally agree.
  • Andy T 6 days ago
    Strongly encourage that new buildings in Broomfield (e.g. the new apartment buildings being considered in the re-development of Flatiron Marketplace), qualify for LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) qualification. Doing so is a move toward sustainability, less reliance on over-consumption of fossil fuels, and positive marketing of facilities. Notice that the emphasis is on "encouraging" and not "mandating".
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    • Dwayne 6 days ago
      Agree that LEED Is good and something to aim for. The only thing I don't like about LEED is the fact that it ignores transportation, like how someone gets to the building. Many times a LEED certified building will be surrounded by a giant parking lot. Glad that Flatiron Marketplace is supposed to be an urban walkable neighborhood so that people can choose whether they want to have a car or not, vs the rest of Broomfield that really requires a car if you want to have a life.
  • Jcarr 6 days ago
    Start the Civic Center project! Open unique retail and restaurants. Don't allow anymore auto part stores or storage facilities.
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    • Dwayne 6 days ago
      Yes please to all this!
  • Dennis 8 days ago
    Stop wasting money on single lane roadways with expensive medians, when what is needed is multi-lane arteries without the added expense of raised medians. Lowell between 128th and 136th being the perfect example of what not to do. There are many problems with this type of roadway. The vegetation in medians blocks the view of traffic, pedestrians, and traffic signals. These types of roadways impede the movement of emergency vehicles. There is an incredible amount of added expense and traffic disruption associated with maintaining this type of roadway over its lifespan.
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    • amf 6 days ago
      Totally agree! The medians may look "pretty," but they waste already limited driving space and are a hazard to see around when turning. We would much rather see a second lane with nice clear visibility ahead.
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      • Kgs 6 days ago
        I also agree with these comments about medians...especially marking them better near intersections. The small median on Midway just west of the busy intersection at Sheridan is a hazard and it greatly impedes those that need to make a left turn on to Sheridan at busy times. I have sometimes waited through 3 or 4 light cycles due to the very short turn lane because it is blocked by the median.
    • Autopilot 6 days ago
      I agree! When vegetation is planted there is then a need for a watering system. Why waste water on a roadway? Also, remove unnecessary medians like the left turn lane in front of the new storage unit on Lowell at Midway. Drivers get in the left turn lane too soon to turn west on Midway and end up blocking traffic trying to move over. Why wasn't it built like the northbound turn lane going into Safeway off Lowell?
    • Dwayne 6 days ago
      I'll be against the grain here and say that I actually like the landscaping in the medians. Why? It's visually more appealing, provides shade, slows down cars, and helps the environment. And I would bet 10 to 1 that the "added expense" of median landscaping, is far less than the expense of adding another concrete lane to be designed, built, plowed, swept, patched, and replaced... You can read more here https://www.strongtowns.org/journal/2016/6/26/the-magic-of-tree-lined-streets-1
  • ComcastOligopoly 10 days ago
    Broomfield residents deserve access to municipal broadband, and the city should look at the success of other communities such as Longmont for guidance.
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    • Dwayne 6 days ago
      I agree that Longmont is a great success case, but Longmont had foresight and was putting fiber optic cables in the ground decades ago, along with their power company. Broomfield had no such foresight and now municipal broadband would require so much work we would be going into debt for at least tens of millions of dollars if not more. How much do you want your taxes to go up for this? I would love to see a transparent financial plan and maybe citizens could vote on it.
  • L.J. 9 days ago
    Traffic congestion, especially on Midway, and in the future, on Main as the new development progresses.I agree with other comments about independently owned restaurants. If the city must bring in fast food, try to find new brands (Boston Market, In and Out Burger, Culvers, Firehouse Subs). No more Starbucks please, Kudos on Raising Cane's, Popeye's, and Freddy's.
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    • Dwayne 6 days ago
      I found it interesting when you mentioned Raising Cane's, Popeye's, and Freddy's since they are all chain restaurants. There are some locally owned restaurants in Broomfield, like iPie and Ooka, you just have to search them out! Sadly they are few and far between, I agree that diversity in food choices would be an improvement.
  • Lindacla4 9 days ago
    Don’t allow fracking in Broomfield. More accountability for town council members and the mayor. Actually listen to citizens and get their input before decisions are already made! Better choices for restaurants and businesses. Walmart on 120th was the worst decision for this town. Stop building new buildings and use some of the vacant ones for something!
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    • Dwayne 6 days ago
      Agree with all this! Broomfield keeps paving and building even when citizens don't want it. Now a new Chik-Fil-A will be built on 120th in a new building, when there are empty restaurants just a few doors down. Welcome to Broomfield, fast food row! Not appealing.
  • KeepBroomfieldFrackFree 8 days ago
    Broomfield has so much to offer. Being a resident of over 12 years, I believe it's a wonderful place to raise a family, caring individuals that do a lot to build community and great open spaces. Please keep fracking out of our City (yes, you can do things to do this) so we don't have to move. We love it here.
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    • Dwayne 6 days ago
      Thank you for such a positive post! Yes Broomfield has many great things and I like how you want to keep it that way!
  • holycomforterco 8 days ago
    Please make community a priority. Growth and development are overtaking all municipalities along the front range and metro area. A certain amount of growth and development is necessary and healthy; but, a city's focus on them is detrimental to the sense of place and community that a city was founded for. A focus on community involves diverse housing options, sound infrastructure, ease of mobility, promotion of small business and start ups, ensuring a city is a place for all to live.
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    • Dwayne 6 days ago
      Agree that Broomfield officials have too much focus on growth, there is a lingering fear of "missing out" if developers or businesses move to other suburbs. Several years ago Broomfield bragged about being one of the fastest-growing counties in the nation, well now look at the long-term problems of that, building right up against oil and gas wells! Agree that Broomfield needs a better community and sense of place and "diverse housing options, sound infrastructure, ease of mobility, promotion of small business and start ups" are all good things.
  • Enforcement and Transparency 7 days ago
    The City’s top priorities for 2019 should be transparency and enforcement regarding oil and gas issues. Broomfield Health and Safety First just wrote a six-page letter to Council and Staff on outstanding issues for which concerned residents cannot get answers. Regarding Air Quality Monitoring, the City has not stated what specific criteria will prompt community health alerts, emergency notifications and responses, and well shutdown, if necessary. Regarding enforcement, the City should already be clearly demonstrating to Extraction that its noncompliance with the CDP and Municipal Code will not be tolerated, as with the destruction of the burrowing owl habitat and significant Sheridan Blvd damage during pipeline boring. Minor violations that are dismissed now will result in all future Broomfield operators cutting corners, leading to huge threats to the health and safety of residents.
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    • Dwayne 6 days ago
      Thank you for holding officials accountable!
  • Msreed 6 days ago
    Please don’t allow fracking in Broomfield. We love it here and don’t want to move. Safe setbacks from schools and homes for drilling if any kind. Research the health impacts of oil and gas.
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    • Dwayne 6 days ago
      Agree that the path Broomfield officials are on now to allow oil and gas drilling will forever alter Broomfield for the worse!
  • George Schmitz 6 days ago
    Divesting and dismantling any funding/infrastructure dedicated to fossil fuel extraction. The International Panel on Climate Change gives us 12 years to drastically curb our emissions if we want the planet to remain inhabitable by the end of the century, so please consider shutting down any and all oil and gas operations. I don't see why our city can't be at the forefront of wanting to invest in green energy.
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    • Dwayne 6 days ago
      Thank you sir for posting this! It seems not enough are taking this threat seriously; so many posts on here asking for wider roads so they can drive faster, rather than something meaningful like this. My heart goes out to the future generations who will have to attempt to live on whatever Earth we leave them in 50 years.
  • Jncaln 6 days ago
    Control growth! Traffic is already ridiculous, and we don't need to cover every square inch with new homes and stores. Keep Colorado's open space!
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    • Dwayne 6 days ago
      I agree traffic is ridiculous, don't you wish all these other people would just get off the road that clearly belongs to just you and me???
  • L Robinson 6 days ago
    Improved connections to walking/biking trails. For example connecting 36 bike trail to Rock Creek Trail under Midway Blvd.
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  • t3jem 6 days ago
    I'd love to see easier access to the US-36 bike path from the Lac Amora neighborhood. The dirt path was closed all summer forcing bikers to either go through a muddy ditch to get onto the road that connects, or take the 287 overpass. Even when the dirt path is open bikers still have to do a short trip on Industrial ln which is a very dangerous stretch of road for bikers.The 36 overpass doesn't have a good connection to the US-36 bike path either, requiring either riding over rough hills or taking a long round-about way to eventually get down to the trail.A bike bridge over the train tracks would be hugely appreciated.
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    • Dwayne 6 days ago
      Thank you for posting this, Broomfield needs more bike infrastructure! Sadly it's the drivers who complain the most and the squeaky wheel gets the grease, just look at the posts on here demanding that cars be able to go wherever they want without obstacle ;(
  • Lynn Speidel 6 days ago
    I agree with many people below that the City and County of Broomfield should get rid of the fracking ASAP. It puts a "black mark" on our beautiful area. I also feel that the City needs to be more on top of speeding and reckless driving on major streets such as Sheridan, 120th, 136th, and 144th. There are some crazy drivers out there who should be getting tickets.
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    • Dwayne 6 days ago
      Agree that fracking must be stopped, and our streets should be safer!
  • 6th generation Colorado Native 10 days ago
    As a resident of 20 plus years, I am so frustrated lately with the waste of my tax dollars being used for a handful of residents who are mislead by the belief that oil and gas is dangerous. I would like to see city council get back to running a city government for the majority of residents who have enjoyed the benefits of fiscal respsonsiblity, consistent financial support of current infrastructure, addressing the needs of seniors and young families and a better growth plan. Broomfield has lost his hometown feeling.
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    • Rita 6 days ago
      I am also a Colorado native of many generations, and I agree with you that Broomfield has lost its hometown feeling. I'm not resistant to growth and change, but its the KIND of growth and change that's come to our beautiful town that is troubling.
    • Dwayne 6 days ago
      The people who you claim are being "mislead" that "oil and gas is dangerous" are simply choosing to acknowledge the science behind it.
  • MED 6 days ago
    Please focus on City and County debt reduction and be more thoughtful regarding further, large-scale financial commitments for a while. Develop a little more slowly and carefully with greater in-depth research. On the oil and gas side, please focus more on committing petroleum companies to full financial responsibility for all environmental damage.
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    • Dwayne 6 days ago
      Agree that development should slow down and focus on in-fill projects for now (redo Flatirons Marketplace and built a downtown at 1st and Main), and not expanding into precious Broomfield open space like the North Park development is proposing!
  • Elle 26 days ago
    Please lets do something about the proposed major development north of Aspen Creek. This could be disastrous for our city. We have a horrible problem already with traffic and congestion. The future of Broomfield depends on taking control over the now preposterous plan for this land. Please. Every citizen of Broomfield needs to know what is going on with this.
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    • Dwayne 6 days ago
      "disastrous", "horrible problem", "preposterous", "future depends on"... do you think you might be overreacting at all? It would help me understand what's at stake if you actually described why you are opposed to this plan, and what makes it so.... dramatic.
  • Kurt 6 days ago
    Municipal broadband!
  • MLD 6 days ago
    The most important thing is the health of its inhabitants - there should be a moratorium on all fracking requests until it can be established by each one that a thhorough investigation has been made with regard to the effects of oil extraction on inhabitants that are placed too close to them. Education and streets and highways and bridges - infrastructure quality.
  • Janice Char 26 days ago
    Please widen Dillon Road from 287 as Far East to the County Line. Please support our Veterans, Homeless and deny help to illegals. Please consider having more educational seminars for people to learn every day job skills. Please offer health insurance for small business owners at an affordable price and provide more tax benefits too small business owners.
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    • Ecojerry 26 days ago
      The Northwest Parkway coud handle all the current rush hour traffic if the tolls were eliminated or reduced. In retrospect, if the Northwest Parkway was built as a free Parkway, then we would not having the traffic problems we are having now
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      • Janice Char 26 days ago
        470 was built as a toll road. It would not have been built otherwise. It needs to be paid for before we make it free. We all want free but someone has to pay for it. It is $1ish which is very reasonable and affordable. It is only 2 lanes, which would not support all of the traffic if it was free. It needs to be built out to 3-4 lanes if it is going to be a major thoroughfare.
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        • Dwayne 19 days ago
          Thank you for your reasonable comment, people think that Broomfield controls the toll prices, it's not the case! A Portuguese company owns it right now, believe it or not...
        • Ecojerry 16 days ago
          Recommend a sign be placed at the junction of Dillion Road and 470 encouraging motorists traveling Dillion to places west of Broomfield, to please take the toll road to reduce heavy stop and go traffic congestion and pollution near residential, school, and hospital areas. Taking the toll road could reduces commute times, reduce car maintenance, reduce accidents, bodily harm, stress, etc. similar signs could be placed on 136th and 144th streets.
      • John D 19 days ago
        Makes no sense to have toll road from I-25 to Storage Tech. I worry that Dillon Road will not be widened because it would mean less profit for toll-road owners (not based locally). I hope I am wrong on this.
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        • Dwayne 13 days ago
          You are correct that the toll road does not make any sense and should not have been built in the first place. Sad to see the same mistakes being made with Jefferson Parkway. Dillon Road is being widened, the city council agreed to take on $40,000,000 of debt to make this happen. There is more information on the Broomfield.org site about this project.
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          • Autopilot 6 days ago
            I had heard that there aren't any Broomfield residents living directly on Dillion Road where it's to be widened - they are Boulder county residents. So why isn't Boulder county paying for this project?
      • Grandpa_Dave 16 days ago
        note that Northwest Parkway (aka 470) is slated for extending through Superior to Golden. Construction due to begin spring 2020. More info in Broomfield Enterprise, http://www.broomfieldenterprise.com/broomfield-news/ci_32321879/jefferson-parkway-finalists-be-selected-this-month
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        • Dwayne 13 days ago
          Sadly this is true, a highway that no one wants... I have no idea why Broomfield officials are supporting this Jefferson Parkway.Not to mention all the radioactive dust from Rocky Flats that will be stirred up by the poor uninformed construction crews!
  • Grandpa_Dave 16 days ago
    Here's a note that relates to traffic flow & safety. I am puzzled why so many traffic intersections are controlled by stop lights or stop signs and not roundabouts. Numerous studies have shown that roundabouts are better at vehicle traffic control than stoplights or stop signs (refer to state & federal agencies, university research). Roundabouts are more efficient at vehicle throughput because traffic is always moving and speeds are self-regulating. The incentive is absent for drivers to speed up in hopes of catching the green light. They are safer because vehicles are moving in the same direction in the circle, hence there are no head-on collisions. When roundabout collisions do occur, evidence shows they cause less damage to vehicles and cause less serious injuries to drivers & occupants. Other advantages -- roundabouts are cheaper to build and maintain, and they don't depend on electricity; hence, they work just fine even when there is a power outage. Roundabouts seem to be preferred method outside the U.S., but are rare here in Colorado. With all the housing & business development here, it is truly frustrating to see new road construction using traffic signal intersections most of the time. Are the road designers unaware of the overwhelming evidence that favors roundabouts? Broomfield transportation designers should seriously consider using roundabouts for new intersections and to replace many traffic signal lights & stop signs with roundabouts. Here are some useful reports.1) U.S. Dept Transportation Library, https://rosap.ntl.bts.gov/ search for "Performance Evaluation of Roundabouts for Traffic Delay and Crash Reductions" You will get ~150 reports. 2) https://safety.fhwa.dot.gov/intersection/innovative/roundabouts/ 3) http://www.ltrc.lsu.edu/ltc_09/pdf/Doctor,%20Mark.pdf 4) https://priceonomics.com/the-case-for-more-traffic-roundabouts/ 5) Even MythBusters did a comparison test, http://www.mikeontraffic.com/4-way-stop-vs-roundabout/
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    • Dwayne 13 days ago
      Roundabouts are great! I would vote for one at Midway and Birch... It is very dangerous turning left onto Midway. Sad that Broomfield traffic engineers are stuck in the ancient mindset that they are! Roundabouts save lives and are preferable to stopping at stop lights
    • Autopilot 6 days ago
      I cross Midway and Main several times a day and almost every time, someone runs a red light, mostly cars on Midway. Also, see it often on Midway and Lowell. They are scary intersections.
  • BAL 6 days ago
    Please push for municipal broadband in Broomfield! Also, please increase the construction of new housing. *All* types of new housing projects will help to gradually reduce the cost of living by increasing supply so that more people can afford to rent and buy in the area. Yes, this means municipal affordable housing projects. Yes, this means affordable housing as a part of commercial developments. Yes, this also means more "high end" housing in new commercial developments. Yes, this also means re-zoning areas to allow new housing construction by commercial developers. Yes, this means more new apartment buildings and new condos as well as more single family homes. Yes, this means *ALL* types of new housing projects!!
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  • kbme 6 days ago
    Going on 17 years here, and the biggest one I can think of is municipal broadband. We have a *perfectly* functioning model provided by our neighbors to the North in Longmont. It works. It stays financially healthy at only modest cost to subscribers. I have friends with symmetric gigabit internet to their homes for around $60/mo. As an added nice-to-have...maybe expand C&C provided recreational services even more? We have plenty of space to build higher capacity water parks, swimming pools, tennis courts, frisbee golf courses, and the like. Oh, and can we fix/replace the *other* 36 overpass on 287? I know it took a lot of time, money, and complicated engineering to do the first one, but the other one is still terrifying when you're stuck on it during rush hour.
  • PeleRB 26 days ago
    Strong actions (motivating and regulatory) based on science with less fear of upsetting those who are climate change skeptics and fearful of change. This could include: requiring new development to have state-of-the art energy/water conservation measures and use of renewable energy and supporting old development in attaining the same; supporting EV's and making it easier to use alternatives to combustion-based vehicles for transportation; reducing landfill by providing an integrated utility-like trash service that includes recycling and compost; educating and motivating businesses and shoppers to eliminate use of plastic bags and plastic packaging; generally motivating everyone to care about how their choices have healthy/unhealthy/or mixed consequences.
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    • LindaP 26 days ago
      Wholeheartedly agree. No plastic bags. Shops should charge for them, get the usage down.
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      • Jackie 26 days ago
        Absolutely agree.
      • PaperBagsPlease 10 days ago
        Paper bags are a viable option. They should be the default. They are sustainable and easily recycled.
    • Dwayne 19 days ago
      Thank you for posting this, I agree we can do much better with sustainability in Broomfield!
    • Grandpa_Dave 16 days ago
      Shopping bags -- I applaud the city & several vendors that distribute free cloth shopping bags during Broomfield Days. Plastic packaging -- it's another one of those changes from earlier days. Maybe plastic is convenient, but it brings bad consequences. Milk used to come in glass bottles that were collected, cleaned & reused. Seems efficient. Are there similar ideas that food vendors will support?
    • CE 10 days ago
      I lived in a city that banned plastic bags and it was very easy, never had any issues. I am all for a plastic bag ban, and also a plastic straw ban.
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      • KH 10 days ago
        This comment is under review.
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        • CE 10 days ago
          Hi! I just looked on-line and wasn’t surprised to find that paper straws are made in the exact size needed to be able to maintain this cultural tradition. Thailand is a beautiful country, with lots of beaches that bring tourists from all over. Climate change and rising sea levels are a threat to the country, it’s people, and to tourism. I hope that more companies make a plan to move away from plastic straws. I personally would support any business who makes that move and refer many friends to do the same.
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          • KH 10 days ago
            CE, my experience with paper straws has been less than pleasant but I understand your support for businesses that would switch. Shouldn't it be up to the owner of the business to make that decision though? Or maybe the customer could request that he provide the option and so the idea could catch on instead of being mandated?
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            • CE 10 days ago
              I think that would be a great place to start!
    • James 6 days ago
      So you want the govt to regulate plastic bags? What next, straws? How about sugar? What about .....Very slippery slope you are advocating for.. This just becomes another way to tax people for bags, sugar etc. Things “you” think are “bad”. Who gets to decide good vs bad things, you?How about we let people decide what they want via a free market. Leave the govt regulation out of it. I’m sure you like the idea of govt banning plastic bags because you don’t like plastic bags. One day they will regulate something you do support. Can’t pick and choose, you either support free markets or govt regulations. Leave the city govt to provide us roads and basic security services like police and fire. Tread very carefully with any other “regulations” as you can’t “plan” out everything by pulling the “leavers” cost free. Let’s not become another Boulder please.That all said I don’t use plastic bags I use reusable, but that is my choice.
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      • Rita 6 days ago
        Very well said, James. I've lived in Broomfield for 24 years, and it's been one of the very best places I've ever lived.... I hope it stays that way. It's not plastic straws and bags, or ever has been, that is a threat to our beautiful city.
      • TheTownRoots 6 days ago
        I completely agree. Do not turn us into Boulder. Please listen to citizens that have a long history here and not the recent transplants that think they know what's best. Growth is inevitable so make decisions based on a long term quality planning, preserving who Broomfield is and inspires to be and take the time to do it right for the citizens and not the developers
  • Brent31416 6 days ago
    I want the Council to continue to work responsibly with the oil and gas developers and balance, as best they can, their rights with legitimate concerns of homeowners. I want Broomfield to remain an affordable, desirable place to live with rational and responsible government. We escaped Boulder County. Please resist making Broomfield the new Boulder.
  • Rita 6 days ago
    TREES PLEASE! I have requested this before, and I hope it's something that's being considered even though it affects a small part of Broomfield. I live in a part of the Brandywine south neighborhood that is adjacent to the mobile home park on Perry St. which has been an eyesore for too many years. Looking beyond our backyards we can see all kinds of junk that the park residents have placed out of their sight, but is in the plain sight of Brandywine residents. Every day, looking out of my kitchen window is the unsightly view of scrap lumber and ladders leaning up against mobile homes, pallets, bright blue tarps covering whatever, orange cones, wheel barrows, and all kinds of miscellaneous junk; all this and waist high weeds. It doesn't look like the residents will ever start taking pride in their residences, and so I would like the city to plant some view-blocking trees along the service road between the park and Brandywine. I don't think any part of our beautiful town should look unkept and slummy.
  • John Hott 6 days ago
    Taking control of our community back from BNSF and finishing the hoyt st pedestrian bridge and brainard drive silent crossing ASAP. BNSF does nothing but irritate and obstruct our community.
  • Anna 6 days ago
    Hello,I would be grateful for the traffic lights in the crossing of Lowell Blvd and Broadlands Drive. It so dangerous for the pedestrians as well as for drivers. There is an elevation when you driving from N (144th) to S on the Lowell Blvd, which prevents good visibility. At least the flashing lights for pedestrians similar as at McKay Lake (Zuni St). Thanks.
  • FactsConservative 6 days ago
    Decisions should be approached and handled through the lens of how it's going to impact this city over the next 100 years. Look towards the future to ensure things are sustainable for our children, and their children. Oil and gas is not sustainable, get it out of our city and focus on bringing in tech and renewables.You need to enlighten your traffic engineers. Do they drive through the light at sheridan & 120th and see the short cycling lights. Design our roads for the future, fix 144th.
  • Jann C. 6 days ago
    Just a minor suggestion to please find a way to make the median curbs at intersections more visible. Either zebra stripe or yellow paint the curb edge. I've seen so many drivers almost hit these curbs when turning especially at night when the curb blends in with the roadway. 144th and Lowell is a perfect example.
  • amf 6 days ago
    We are very concerned about the amount of fracking that is being implemented directly in our neighborhoods, right next to our homes and schools. I realize the City is limited in what it can do under current State laws and regulations, but our hope is the City will do what it can within its power to reduce or eliminate gas and oil in our backyards (and for the existing and new sites, require stringent testing and oversight to ensure public safety). Gas and oil belongs out in the open fields away from residential neighborhoods. Secondly, we would like to see local road improvements, such as the widening and resurfacing of Dillon Road and hopefully, the City will consider expediting the installation date of the traffic light at Sheridan & 160th, as it is impossible to cross that intersection safely at certain times of the day.
  • WorkingAtHomeInBroomfield 6 days ago
    Please plan and execute the deployment of Municipal Broadband for our city. Everyone should have access to secure, affordable and reliable high bandwidth Internet services.
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    • Jncaln 6 days ago
      Agree! Comcast provides poor service.
  • Rnchief 6 days ago
    Highway #7 has to be your #1 priority. Council members need to remember....the City of Broomfield doesn't end at 144th. There are Over 4,000 homes in the area of Hgwy. #7, and the city has let us down terribly over Highway #7. Tired of hearing that this is the State's responsibility. Mayor and the Hgwy. #7 Committee he is on is a failure. Quit waiting for developers like McWhinney to pay for it. It is needed yesterday. Just come out here some day at either 8 AM or 5 PM and see the massive traffic. Do your job for ALL North residents.
  • Ben Straub 6 days ago
    Work with multiple service providers to get symmetric gig internet into Broomfield like it is in Longmont.
  • Swilson05 6 days ago
    The city to take an anititive to replace the back fended of the neighborhood with taller fences due to higher traffic on Zuni and 136th ave. My back yard is Zuni and across the street is Westminster. They put upntaller fences to heed the sound of traffic. I have bee at my residence for 10+ years and it was a very quite community. Over the years we had more and more traffic due to both city’s expanding. Why not take some of the tax money and put up taller fences for the west lake area
  • jmtobar91 6 days ago
    Allowing marijuana dispensaries in broomfield. Loosing out on a lot of tax money to improve county.
  • Des 6 days ago
    Please help us keep our restaurants, malls, shopping centers and park areas smoke free. In the last years, I’ve noticed smoking areas even in our city buildings.
  • Captain 7 days ago
    I love the mayor and City Council in Broomfield! They have been very open-minded, approachable and have provided lots of assistance to many people in Front Range Mobile Home Park. They are doing an amazing job and need to be recognized for their efforts.
  • Heather McNicholas 7 days ago
    Firstly, thank you for asking for the resident's input. I greatly appreciate your concern and consideration for the people.RE: Priorities/comments, I would like an update on the downtown area. I emailed the Director of Business Development (below). This is my 2nd attempt (once several months back), but have not received a response, frustrating.The infrastructure tends to be a major topic for many folks that I know, living here and new residents too. I know this is repetitive and you are well aware of the need.However, I thought this might be of interest. I recently attended a meeting w/the Mayor of Thornton, who was leaving b/c her term was ending. Thornton has an app that allows residents to notify the City of pot holes. They are repaired in 24 hours and the resident receives notice that has been completed.I drive Dillon frequently. We've had the same pot holes for over a year. The north end pays the highest rate of property taxes in the county. I know we are paying for new development etc., but it is up to the City to make our roads safe/functional etc. I drive quite a bit for work. No other City seems to have this issue, not Erie, Louisville, Superior, Westminster, Thornton etc. (knowing the rigs for fracking will not help, it's concerning).It's frustrating that the City receives new offices/buildings, but we cannot fix our roads or build them out/expand etc. The bridge/overpass near the 36 fwy exchange looks like the road is deteriorating. I have to admit I'm a bit concerned driving over it.The previous Mayor (Pat Quinn) use to mail out an annual report, explaining where our tax dollars were used. The current mayor has not done that nor answered emails sent by 2 others I know of, but I got the info for them. It might be helpful/useful to add a few easily noticed/accessible links to the City's Home page (website), i.e.: your tax dollars at use etc.Thank you for your time and consideration.All My Best,Heather McNicholasFrom: Homes 4 Sale 4 UsSent: Monday, December 31, 2018 10:56 AMTo: bmartinez@broomfield.orgSubject: Downtown Broomfield ? Happy New Year Bo!I have searched the Economic Development links and cannot find an update, re: Broomfield's development for a downtown area.It's been about 8 months or so, since I attended a luncheon, with you & the Architect that Broomfield had hired (the one who helped develop Larimer Square etc).The last I heard, Broomfield would break ground in 2019, with plans to make the area on 1st street (near the post office and park our downtown). Is that still happening? Any info. would greatly be appreciated. Thank you.All My Best,Heather McNicholas, RealtorCNE (Certified Negotiator Expert), GRI Certified/CARTUS, CNRS Relocation Certified Coldwell BankerC: 720-255-7056O: 303-235-0400W: ListingBeautifulHomes.comCLICK THIS: 5-STAR AGENT 5280 AWARD WINNER 2010, 2013-2018 Diamond Award Winner
  • UBG 8 days ago
    I would like to a see more "live and let live" theme/attitude in Broomfield. We seem to have more busybodies here these days, as evidenced by many posters on this page. Specifically, I mean those who advocate forcibly interfering in the voluntary exchanges of goods and services between individuals (banning straws and plastic bags), and related wealth redistribution schemes (affordable housing and municipal broadband). Really, none of you have any business banning (including having local govt do it for you) a transaction between a store owner and me which involves a plastic bag. It's certainly appropriate to prohibit me from disposing of that bag on property that is not mine (littering), but that's obviously a separate issue.Finally, true "local control" is at the individual level. Let's not use the term as a euphemism for tyranny by your neighbors.I leave you with this excellent and relevant quote."Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience."C.S. Lewis
  • Kent 9 days ago
    Looking for more challenging hiking and biking trails in the area, at least in Lac Amora and Outlook there is some natural elevation change but the trails are all like a stroll and not very adventurous or interesting to explore. Also would like to see more activities at the library or city for 3-to-10-year-old kids. We enjoy going to watch the bird rescue people come for example.
  • Lee Denke 10 days ago
    Consider a discussion of limitations on the City/County's ability to limit mineral development, in particular, that split estate is a limitation. The City/County has the ability to limit where housing is placed, perhaps more than to limit where oil wells are placed, and this is a possibility for achieving setbacks. For every housing development that is put in, require a site to be reserved for subsurface mineral access similar to Texas RRC Code 16 TAC §3.76. Another code to look at would be Taft, California, or Kern County, California. Both areas have had urban drilling for a long time. The City & County of Broomfield may also own some minerals, and should state this in a straightforward manner.If limiting carbon emissions is desired, a straightforward way is to limit the development of roads. Putting in more roads encourages people to drive cars. The City & County should consider the lawsuits filed by, for example, New York City against Exxon for global warming. A potential countersuit is that the City expanded roads and the opportunities for driving. Broomfield could open itself up to global warming lawsuits by permitting "sprawl" and roads. A topic that is not being addressed is putting in roads and parking lots that require the use of de-icing salt. Salt pollutes the waterways and causes problems for the environment and for irrigated agriculture. It causes deterioration of concrete and the rebar in bridges. Alternatives include covered parking, especially for handicap spaces, and electric heat for bridges. Bridges are especially prone to freezing. Fort Collins has an electrically heated bridge. Bridges can also be covered (like parking). Building earthen ramps, instead of bridge-like ramps, for interchanges, makes them less prone to freezing.Thank you for the opportunity to submit comments.
  • Bob Booze 26 days ago
    Make it a code violation to place grass into the street from your property which pollutes the storm water. Grass gets into storm sewers and pollutes the water.
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    • LindaP 26 days ago
      We should have organic waste bins provided by County.
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      • DJ 26 days ago
        Yes!
    • Grandpa_Dave 10 days ago
      I have 2 neighbors who use leaf blowers to clean grass clippings & leaves off their yards, driveways, sidewalks and the streets in front of their houses. (I'm not sure if it's a fetish or some kind of therapy). One of them was ticketed by the city for this practice. What does the city recommend for leaves in the fall? My preference is NOT to rake them into bags for disposal/recycling. They stay on the grass & I drive over them with a lawnmower, grinding them into smaller mulch that gets absorbed. This practice is recommended by horticulturists. On line articles - https://duckduckgo.com/?q=how+to+dispose+of+leaves+in+the+fall%3F++bag+as+trash+or+grind+up+onto+lawn+with+lawnmower+%3F&t=ffnt&ia=web
  • Anna S 26 days ago
    1) Municipal internet, it's cheaper for the consumer, more reliable and is a lot more secure by allowing for citizen oversight of where our data goes. Well worth the increase in taxes based on the savings and security.2) Better transportation infrastructure, local pressure on RTD to offer better regional (and affordable) options while also building out our local infrastructure to better handle in the increase in commuters who live in broomfield. The exits/entrances to 36 are especially bad and even auditing them for better timing would help immensely. Also can lines be drawn at the midway/Garden center intersection so cars on the south and north side have an idea of how far they need to pull up so the light actually acknowledges their presence?3) Tamper out Oil and Gas development, we have a LOT of other blooming industries in the county that we could be encouraging and developing that don't have such adverse health risks and negative impacts on climate. Its silly to continue putting partnerships and money into an industry that's productive for 5 years and leaves the area uninhabitable for far more than that.
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    • Claussen34 25 days ago
      I strongly agree that # 1 and #2 should be priorities. I do not agree with #3 - I think economics (with public safety focus) should dictate policy for business development. I do think development of the new downtown would be very good for the city.
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      • Anna S. 25 days ago
        I'd suggest learning a bit more about oil and gas before assuming it's a good economic choice- most Wells are only viable for 3-5 years before they go start going dry, which means your investment in that pad will last less time than a child's School career, residential areas near pads often experience benzene poisoning and an uptick in environment cancer, and overall oil and gas isn't even that big of an industry here in CO ,- it accounts for less than 1% of jobs in the state and most of those jobs are temp construction gigs. Why should we subsidize and encourage oil and gas development hen it's a short sighted economic option and has health consequences that outlive the use of the wells?
    • Grandpa_Dave 16 days ago
      on #1 - municipal broadband, I agree with AnnaS, Jmn, JCBKnight, Justice152 & others. This project was first proposed here ~2006, in partnership with about 10 other local municipalities. 2007 citizen survey gave it a high ranking. Unfortunately it was dropped ~2008 due to (a) vendor problems in partner city Boulder and (b) financial recession. Recent letters to the Enterprise are pushing forward on this issue too. Other cities in the U.S. have accomplished this, but always face opposition from big cable tv & phone companies. Courts have been ruling in favor of the cities. Gigabit internet service does not have to be so expensive.
    • ComcastOligopoly 10 days ago
      +1 to priority #1 & #2
  • CE 10 days ago
    1. Broomfield Residents were clear with passing 301 that health and safety should be priority over oil and gas development. This council, like the council before continues to fail their residents by not upholding the vote of the people. This needs to change.2. It’s time to end closed door government. If a decision being made affects the public. Make the decision in public. The residents need be a part of the government process, and a part of the decision making process. This is a threat to democracy and our ability to participate in government, and we will treat it as such. 3. Broomfield needs an ethics/accountability committee so residents have a place to report and have their elected officials investigated. There needs to be accountability for council members and actions they take.
  • Tonya 11 days ago
    Please look at traffic issues a 122nd and Lowell between 7-9am due to the school in Bradburn. This was not well planned. I realize this is very specific but I do not know of another forum in which to bring this.
  • Tonya 11 days ago
    Focus on clean water, traffic and infrastructure, and ensure we grow responsibly with reasonable support in areas like fire, police, library, and recreation.
  • AE 12 days ago
    In the last few years, there has been a substantial increase in property tax as the result of voter-approved mill levy increases for BVSD and North Metro Fire. Since then, housing valuation has risen substantially, further increasing property tax burden on Broomfield homeowners. What is being done with the extra property tax money? Can we somehow adjust property tax lower? Voters approved the measures based on past estimates, which current tax payments may have surpassed. There was a string of comments a while ago on Nextdoor about this topic. I believe a council person also made comments that they were looking into this. However, I have not seen any follow-up information about it.
  • DocColorado 12 days ago
    I'm surprised at how terrible the timing of city traffic lights. Want to have a big impact on Oil/Environmental carbon fuels? Fix the timing issues with our lights. Traffic flow engineering or maintenance must be not using all the features of vehicle detection with timing. Sitting at a traffic light for 2 or more minutes with no cross traffic in sight is a common occurrence.Perhaps the city engineering/maintenance department finds it easier to just set up the programming without using the vehicle sensing programming?Has the in-charge management of traffic management ever visited another city that is using the sensing of vehicles for traffic timing? Try Overland Park, KS.You would be amazed at how well the features in modern traffic signals work.OR perhaps it is time we outsourced the maintenance/engineering of our trafffic signaling to a private company?Might be easier to get performance that would REDUCE the amount of environmental impact of carbon emissions than using government works?I would venture to say that using smart device/traffic signal engineering would have a much larger impact on oil drilling/business than fighting the permits for allowing drilling within our country.
  • CP 16 days ago
    We agree with many that oil and gas needs to be a priority. Move it away from residents. We live in Anthem Highlands and as with all of Broomfield oil and gas should not be close to homes. Secondly, widen state highway 7. There are too many cars and a single lane. No room for buses and commuters. Thirdly, work to build an RTD station for bus line or light rail along I-25.
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    • Dwayne 13 days ago
      State Highway 7 is... a STATE HIGHWAY... sorry but CDOT is broke and the voters didn't approve giving them any more money last November! Broomfield hands are tied on this one.
  • Nickjay 16 days ago
    Keep actual spending at budgeted amounts or less than the budgets.Question any department in writing that spends more than previous months on December or at fiscal year end to use up budgeted amounts not used in prior months.
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    • Dwayne 13 days ago
      All of the city's budget is public record so you can do this yourself on the Broomfield.org site. They also accept public comments every year before finalizing the budget. If this is important to you I encourage you to get more involved, civic engagement is our responsibility!
  • Broomfieldmomma 17 days ago
    Affordable housing. It is tragic that people who work here can't afford to live here.
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    • Dwayne 13 days ago
      Are you a homeowner? Funny how when people sell their homes and take advantage of rising home prices, no one seems to complain at that point in time, nope they are laughing all the way to their next McMansion!
  • Beoomfieldresident50 16 days ago
    Eliminate fracking in the area, address the need for traffic controls and lights on Midway as the traffic in am and pm prevents turning onto this street by residents, initiate the downtown Broomfield area based on the plans designed by Crawford and Associates and continue active community participation in the development process, provide funding for expansion of the current library or the creation of a branch library in North Broomfield . Consider historically landmarking the building associated with the Broomfield Veterans Memorial Museum as it is a cornerstone building in the history of Broomfield, create an active plan to connect historic places in Broomfield through community awareness efforts , push back on the expansion of Nativity Parish to support homeowners in keeping first filing intact and consider alternatives to this expansion . Explore alternatives for afforadable housing for people in public service positions and those who need support in securing permanent housing in Broomfield that is affordable .
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    • Dwayne 13 days ago
      The Veteran's and their Museum deserves more respect, the building they are in does not... Everything that was built over in Garden Center is an eyesore...
  • Ben Ortiz 25 days ago
    1. The environment: 1) significantly increase energy efficiency in new homes; 2) increase the city's use of non-polluting forms of energy; 3) dramatically reduce use of water. This can be done through the use of ground cover other than grass, i.e. Dutch Clover which doesn't need to be mowed, doesn't need aerating, doesn't need fertilizing. This is a perfect ground cover where there is no foot traffic such as tree lawns along major roads. 4) comprehensive bicycle network to facilitate bicycle usage for transportation purposes versus recreation; 5) impose parking maximums or eliminate parking requirements in their entirety (see The High Cost of Free Parking by Don Shoup); 6) create an electric vehicle charging station network throughout the city 7) update comprehensive plan to allow greater density and mix of uses to facilitate walking; 8) create a grid-based transit system.Thank youSincerelyBen Ortiz, AICP14326 Waterside Ln
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    • Dwayne 19 days ago
      Thank you for posting this! These are all great ideas but I do not have any hope that these will happen. Unfortunately many City Council members are stuck in a 1950s-Happy-Motoring mindset, the city manager's office has former planners in it that refuse to admit that covering Broomfield in strip malls, fast food drive-throughs, and big box stores may not have been a good idea, and even many residents would rather die than step out of their cars. Just look at how many of these comments are complaints about traffic and suggesting road widening, which of course is not the solution. If you have a strategy to make these things come to be rearlized, I would love to hear it...
    • Grandpa_Dave 16 days ago
      re #4 - bicycling: I have found it to be the most efficient way to get around town. It is faster than driving a car unless your trip exceeds ~1 mile. Parking is really close to destinations. And the cost is virtually free (no fuel, registration, insurance, ..). Use a car if you have passengers or need to carry a load too big for a bike.re#5 - GoodReads.com has a summary & favorable reviews of the book, https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/101843.The_High_Cost_of_Free_Parking It's available from Boulder library through Broomfield Public Library.
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      • Dwayne 13 days ago
        Biking is a great way to get around, I'd love to have more bike trails, underpasses, bike racks, protected lanes, etc in Broomfield!
  • rr26 15 days ago
    Suggested priorities:1. Environmental health and safety - including leadership to change state laws on oil and gas development near homes and schools; institute a plastic bag fee (it reduced plastic bag usage 70% in Boulder); and work with local businesses/offer incentives to reduce plastics and other hazardous waste;2.Infrastructure: continue to develop bike and walking trails; work with neighboring communities to improve and increase public transit options; focus on traffic safety, including an emphasis by Broomfield police to reduce the epidemic of running red lights in our community;3. Affordable Housing: including support of "old Broomfield" neighborhoods such as Broomfield Heights and LacAmora, that need help in keeping these areas safe and attractive to young families
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    • Dwayne 13 days ago
      These are all great, thank you!
  • rdarmody 15 days ago
    Broomfield: We have a community that has the ability to have its own culture individual to Denver or Boulder. Let’s let people know it! 2019 could be the year to put the “Broomfield” name in the region’s mind.
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    • Dwayne 13 days ago
      I like your positive vision for the future! Have you ever thought about what makes a city unique? Broomfield has a strong sense of identity and community, even with 4 different school districts, but the places here don't seem that unique sadly. Chain restaurants and big retailers just like any other suburb, not much to set Broomfield apart from a Northglenn or Arvada. Interlochen is so bland, the mall is repetitive, and First Bank Center is under - utilized! Arista is a step in the right direction, and I'm hopeful for the Dana Crawford town center if that ever gets built.
  • icmkman 26 days ago
    Lowering or at least not raising property taxes. Retired people need a break
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  • Dallas 14 days ago
    Better traffic flow on 144th/ Dillon Rd and on State Rd 7. Lets get that additional lanes soon.
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    • Dwayne 13 days ago
      How much do you want your taxes to go up, to pay for these additional lanes that you are asking for?
  • Kg 26 days ago
    Light rail and other public transportation to relieve road traffic congestion.
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    • Dwayne 19 days ago
      Agree that we need better public transportation options, thank you for not posting "just widen the roads!" Maybe I am preaching to the choir here but the solution is not to make the roads bigger in order fit more cars on the road but to get more cars off the road through public transit, bike trails, and making walking a safe realistic option.
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      • Janice Char 16 days ago
        RTD provides one of the best transportation opportunities available. It is absolutely fantastic and is available to all. We do need to widen the roads to allow for the traffic and population growth.
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        • Puppy Diva 14 days ago
          RTD is not acceptable very much in Broomfield. It is horrible. We cant get anywhere after 6pm weekends or holidays. What a huge shame. Our mayor lied right to my face. He said that Broomfield will be fighting the FRACKING issue. If and when it happens it will be YEARS AWAY. LIAR, our mayor
        • Dwayne 13 days ago
          I can't believe that you believe RTD is so wonderful. How often do you take the RTD bus? And to where do you take it? I'm willing to bet you're not actually a frequent rider. And from where do you propose that the City gets money to widen the roads like you're proposing?
  • Lisa Friebel 14 days ago
    Northwest Parkway Toll! This is complete robbery. I've never seen a government allow a complete scam go on and rob innocent people. Disgraceful. No sign there is toll. And then they charge $81 for a late fee! This has been on multiple media outlets. Why hasn't the county of Broomfield addressed this?
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    • Dwayne 13 days ago
      The toll road is private property, they can charge whatever they want. Should never have been built though, like so many things Broomfield built, it has fallen short of revenue expectations.
  • Linda 14 days ago
    Accelerate the traffic light at 160th and Sheridan. Really hard to turn left onto Sheridan there and can be risky. The status of IKEA and other big projects along 144th are going to have a major impact on traffic and people. Create a page on Broomfield Voice or put regular updates in the eNewsletter with information on the status of projects and plans for 144th corridor
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  • walker19 14 days ago
    To have a solar powered pedestrian light, like one on midway and Daphne, installed on 6th ave from midway park. Leading from the veterans museum.Have been several near misses from drivers not paying attention to people in crosswalk.
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  • Health&Safety1st 14 days ago
    Uphold 301 as passed by Broomfield citizens to protect health and safety even if it requires being sued by the oil and gas industry. It’s time for front range municipalities to stand together in the face of this destructive industry that has been allowed by our delinquent state regulators to place industrial operations in residential communities.
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    • Dwayne 13 days ago
      Agree that the will of the voters of 301 are not being honored!
  • LPR 26 days ago
    Definitely the downtown project. But also need to brainstorm new, creative ways to ensure oil and gas developments don't ruin Broomfield!
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    • Dwayne 19 days ago
      Agree that fracking must be stopped!
    • TJ 13 days ago
      Yes, yes, yes....the downtown project should be a priority. They have been talking about this for over 15 years, it's time to get it done. Broomfield needs a town center.
  • AD 14 days ago
    Introduce measures to make curb side composting a possibility. So much waste can be reduced. Make public health a priority by pushing out fracking away from residential and public school areas. City wide use of draught resistant plants for landscaping instead of grass that uses and wastes so much water.
  • Lethaldose 14 days ago
    Protecting our citizens from fracking operations and reducing crime in our city.
  • LL 25 days ago
    Put pressure on state to allow local control for oil and gas developement. I’m concerned that our future water reservoir is adjacent to new oil/gas wells. Seems to make sense to move one or the other for the long term safety of our citizens. Work on starting the Safeway developement. Saw the beautiful plans, but not sure if anything is moving forward. Outside pool at Paul Derda targeting all ages of people. (Lap, diving board, play. Could even have some outside basketball-tennis courts. Lots of space to work with). Thank you so much for all hardwork put into making Broomfield great. Our family loves all the lighted trees on Midway.
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    • Dwayne 19 days ago
      Agree with stopping oil and gas development in our backyards, and doing something with the blighted Safeway building on 120th and Main!
    • Grandpa_Dave 16 days ago
      (ref LL and Cash 5 days ago) -- for those who don't know - "Safeway" probably refers to the store at 120th x Main St that was closed Aug 2014. The Safeway chain + Albertsons stores were acquired by Cerberus Capital Mgt, who then cashed in the assets to line the pockets of investors. Some employees transferred; many lost their jobs. City of Broomfield then bought the vacant store, with plans to make it part of the Civic Center project, which has its roots ~2008. More info about the project https://www.broomfield.org/2149/Civic-Center
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      • Janice Char 16 days ago
        This was closed due to low sales, not lining pockets of investors. Safeway was in trouble as was Albertsons. Hence the acquisition. This allowed Safeway to add more locations quickly. The grocery business is very competitive and margins are slim.
  • Janice Char 16 days ago
    I moved to Broomfield to get out of Boulder County. The positive growth, especially on the business front was and is very attractive. Many have made nice comments about protecting our environment in which I agree. I would like to see the city have a good balance between strong business growth and positive actions for the environment. This does not include getting rid of plastic bags, protecting prairie dogs or elimination of straws, encouraging bike only streets and parking spaces that aren’t big enough for any reasonable size car. Broomfield is a strong and vibrant community with positive growth. Let’s please stay focused on continuing to drive sales tax revenue so we can pay for additional open space, additional/widening of roads, etc. Please do not follow the poor example set by Boulder. We are Broomfield and need to continue with positive and smart growth for a vibrant community.
  • Mi2018 16 days ago
    Infrastructure like police and traffic mitigation for the roads. Also, development of sidewalks on the south side of 120th, now that the bypass is in. I am pleased with our parks and open space development and look forward to the new recreation center. Thank you to those who serve on the Council for all your hard work!
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    • Mi2018 16 days ago
      Oh yeah, and stop wasting money on this whole oil and gas thing. Follow state law and encourage people to fight this at the state legislature rather than wasting the small amount of money we have here in Broomfield.
    • Mi2018 16 days ago
      I just looked at the Civic Center plan, I need to attend the next meeting. Why when we live in a place where we have water issues are we building such a big pond? I can't even imagine how much that is going to cost us to maintain! I moved to Broomfield 7 years ago because it was business friendly for my small business. I am wondering what are you going to do to help keep it affordable for small businesses like my own. Please don't waste my hard earned tax dollars on an excessive and unnecessary expansion of the pond. Not to mention this will make the geese problem even worse than it already is. I will miss the open space behind and beside the library with the current plan. Adding that much more retail and housing isn't going to improve Broomfield IMHO, only make it busier and more congested.
  • Ko 18 days ago
    1. Protect residents from fracking.2. Infrastructure
  • RockyMountains24 24 days ago
    Crime is skyrocketing. Wreckless drivers speeding everywhere. Our town is going to hell and it's because of a lack of law enforcement. We need to fund more officers and get our crime rate, road rage, speeders and wreckless drivers under control.
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    • Dwayne 19 days ago
      Hello, do you have any statistics that you could cite to back up your claims about crime increasing? I would be interested in seeing the data, thank you
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  • Roberts 19 days ago
    Bring in Fiber Internet or have Broomfield act as an ISP providing Fiber internet.Keep fracking out.
  • John D 19 days ago
    1) Enforce Charter Amendment 301, Health and Safety First;2) Advocate for expedited high-speed transportation options for north Denver metro;3) Widen Dillon Road; and Highway 7;4) Promote renewable energy and green policies city/county-wide;5) Promote more affordable housing; require developers to comply;6) Consider establishing a human relations commission to advise council.Thank you for this opportunity.John Dulles
  • R Mastronardi 20 days ago
    Keeping fracking out of Broomfield. We have the 10th highest GDP in Colorado, we should be looking at ways to increase it without impacting our environment or residents' health.Be a leader in revolutionizing our electoral system. Implement #RankedChoiceVoting in our local election so our residents can be represented by their values, not by being forced to vote for candidates within a two-party system that continues to strangle our political system.Pledge 100% renewable energy by a certain date. Fossil fuels, of all kinds, will not sustain us. We can plan better and create a transition plan that empowers our community instead of crippling it with indecision and denial of science.Create utility co-ops, to bring competition back to the free market and citizen ownership that writes its own rules by a democratic process.
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    • Dwayne 19 days ago
      Agree that we must stop fracking in our town, and also must be pursuing renewable energy alternatives! Broomfield Council is not taking decisive action on pledging to use renewable energy, thankfully Xcel Energy is!
  • #firstworldproblems 20 days ago
    *Rethink allowing fracking in my neighborhood. The trucks are ruining roads, causing backups and polluting our air. Don't get me started on the actually harm fracking does.*Widen highway 7 asap. It's ridiculous that 1000's of homes are being built without first expanding infrastructure.*Better and stronger Wi-Fi. I live in northeast Broomfield and only have one horrible choice. *Blinking yellow traffic lights during down times. *Lower tolls on Northwest Parkway. Raising them to $4.00 per toll in 2019 is absurd. Traffic would be alleviated greatly. *I heard IKEA is no longer opening. Wondering if anyone on here can confirm that rumor. Especially since there are many that like to respond, argue and try to force their opinions on other people's thoughts. ;)
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    • Dwayne 19 days ago
      IKEA has basically pulled out of the deal. This is a big embarrassment for Broomfield officials because of the incentives that were offered to IKEA which is why you haven't heard much about it; Broomfield was bending over backwards to get that sales tax revenue just like they do everywhere else!
  • DJ 26 days ago
    1) protect us from oil & gas development and incentivize alternative energy development and production; 2) mandatory recycling and composting countywide; 3) traffic relief.
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    • Dwayne 19 days ago
      Agree with these, so long as traffic relief is not the same as widening roads which the city cannot afford to maintain the lanes that are there already!
  • Trails 26 days ago
    -- aggressively conserve remaining open space-- protect open space and parks from threat of fracking-- Connect trail systems to minimize the times people have to go on streets or sidewalks to stay on a trail-- Add more youth recreation fields-- Starting planning for third rec center on north end of city-- make effort to reduce light pollution as much as possible as development continues and with street improvement projects.
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    • Dwayne 19 days ago
      Open space and safe, useful trails are a very important part of our community, thank you for posting this!
  • Jerrym 25 days ago
    I would like to request a push the the extension of the light rail from Westminster to Broomfield and beyond. RTD has taxed us so other communities can get light rail while we get nothing. We get nothing but silence from Broomfield leadership as well. When the bill was passed there was no mention of having to wait 25 years of being taxed to get what was promised. Feels like a classic bait and switch by RTD while Broomfield's City Council looked on in silence. Please make sure we are getting what were taxed for. Broomfield is a mobility black hole, please continue working to change that.
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    • Dwayne 19 days ago
      Yes, Broomfield is getting screwed over when it comes to light rail delays (2040 is outrageous!), and it will negatively impact the community!
  • TIV 26 days ago
    With such good growth in town, I hope Broomfield focuses on easing traffic and congestion. Even little things like timing lights better would be a great change. However, I would love to see our streets widened where needed as well as better access to mass transit options. Our busses are infrequent, we have few routes, and our local routes end early evening and are highly variable on weekends. Better lights, roads, and busses would really increase the quality of life!
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    • Dwayne 19 days ago
      I am in favor of better mass transit, but not road widening because of the ongoing expense. Every new foot of asphalt has big expenses for us taxpayers - it has to be engineered and designed, poured, maintained, plowed, swept, patched, and eventually replaced. Think about that every time you ask for wider roads as if they just grow on trees!
  • Adam Varnado 26 days ago
    Let's get a city run 1 GB fiber optic system like longmont has with nextlight
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    • Dwayne 19 days ago
      Fort Collins just took on $150 million in debt in order to build municipal broadband... are you open to Broomfield taking on that much debt so that you can have faster streaming?
  • BroomfieldBell 26 days ago
    East West traffic on our roads during rush hour, in particular 144th, 136th, Hwy 7. The intersection at 144th and Sheridan is down right scary during rush hour. Only 4 cars can make a left turn west bound each cycle. One solution would be to work with the Northwest Pkwy to reduce/remove tolls during rush hour so that the folks cutting over from I-25 to 36 stop using our residential streets, most of which are 2 lane roads, and use the toll road.
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    • Dwayne 19 days ago
      If you don't like the traffic on the 'free' roads, then one solution for you would be to take the Northwest Parkway and stop complaining. That's what that the tollroad is there for.
  • Mike 26 days ago
    The downtown project with Dana Crawford. Where is this at and what is the plan to move it forward?
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    • Dwayne 19 days ago
      The city likes to have meetings about every 12 months where they re-announce the same things that have already been said... I agree this project needs to move forward but no one has any idea how it's going to be paid for yet, sadly I expect it's still years away from groundbreaking.
  • pbreedingco2@msn.com 21 days ago
    For the most part continue what you are doing, it works. There three areas that I feel improving.The Parks department does a great job, our parks and their upkeep should make every resident proud. However the goose problem seriously affects the usage of the parks as well as a potential health hazard. Some other communities throughout the nation must have figured out a way to greatly reduce the waterfowl population.We should have curbside pickup available to all areas of the city/county.A roundabout is needed at the intersection of Kohl & Miramonte, they are a proven device to increase traffic flow with out increasing speed, reducing exhaust pollution and the often confusing 'who has the right-of-way' at 4-way stop sign intersections.Paul Breeding, 1350 Daphne
  • Cash 21 days ago
    Better infrastructure on the north side of town. I know there is a plan for the 144th corridor but highway 7 and Sheridan need to be improved ASAP. There is to much growth both commercially and residentially for 7 to remain 2 lane in many places. Not sure if / when IKEA ever makes an announcement but that is a game changer. Also, we need to jump start both the downtown / civic center project and the Northpark / Baseline projects. They have been idle for way too long. (over 10 years for Northpark). It was a major reason why many people were drawn to the Anthem area.
  • Mary W 25 days ago
    Affordable housing
  • Z 25 days ago
    1. Health and Safety 2. High speed internet service3. Revitalize downtown area
  • Donthaveone 25 days ago
    Pay down the city debt Liability to prepare for the upcoming economic slowdown
  • Ecojerry 26 days ago
    I recommend that the City Council look at a fence improvement program based up a shared basis between the homeowner and the HOA or the City. This type ownership will spread the cost for fence replacement, allow for the accrual of funds vs replacing the fences on a cash basics, facilitate upgrading from cedar fences that require frequent staining, give a consistency in appearance., and reduce the negative feelings from having to look at ugly fences. The City spends millions to improve the streets and landscaping, and have all the beauty discounted by DIY uninformed fences.Recommendations:The current problems with Residential neighborhoods fences fall into three types: 1. No HOA; 2. HOA’s that do no own the boundary 3. HOA’s that own the perimeter fence. In types 1, 2 the homeowners owns the perimeter fence and pays to replace the fence based upon their schedule and when they have the cash. In type 3, the HOA can plan and replace all the perimeter fence though several kinds of assessments to all the homeowners, not just the homeowners owning the perimeter fence.Reccomendations for curing this problem in funding perimeter fence replacement. -assess a tax on homeowners without HOA’s and HOA’s that do not own their perimeter fence an amount to pay for the over a period equal to the reasonable life of the fence. -the city create a ordnance requiring developers to modify the Conenants for communities that they developed to remove all language in the Covenants with reference to the developer. The developer shall pay an HOA attorney to guide the homeowners through the process to modify the Covenants. It could be a check list of things that could be included in the zcovenants. The City could create a model or prototype set of Covenants that delineate the HOA’s duties from City’s code and ordances.-the City could put in place a process by which a HOA could create a tax district to fund replacement of the HOA’s perimeter fence.
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    • Ecojerry 25 days ago
      I would like to hear why you disagree with my proposal. As clearfication, my proposal only relates to the fences along major City streets. Typically: the fences between neighbors are jointly owned by the two neighbors; where as, fences along streets are responsibility of single home owners. While the single homeowner has to pay for total cost for the maintainance or replacement of the fence that the public and other interior homeowners in the same community have vested interest in the appearance of the fence. The fence is like a billboard advertising the quality of life that exist in that community and that city. The city can take ownership of the street side fences and then charge the homeowners with vested interest in the fence a yearly charge in their taxes based upon life of the fence. It is all about cash flow and a easy payment plan that most people can afford.There has to be a better solution, what do you think?
  • Kb 26 days ago
    Protect us from oil and gas development and forced pooling in our neighborhoods. Traffic congestion is a problem statewide and in the county of Broomfield as well.
  • K. 26 days ago
    Please reduce fracking in our neighborhoods and focus on increasing mental health services at an early age. Please try to create a town of inclusiveness for all the diversity that is here. Thank you!
  • Stephen 26 days ago
    I live by the intersection of Midway and 287. I'm all for developing Downtown Broomfield, especially given the developer, but our transportation infrastructure just isn't up to par. That's everything from the overall capacity of our roads during peak hours, expansion of public transit stops and frequency of service (and a little arm twisting to get the light rail up here wouldn't hurt either), even just smaller adjustments to things like turn lanes would be helpful. Things aren't freakishly bad on the roads like the rest of the Denver metro area, but we can for sure do better. I'm disappointed that in the last election we didn't pass the statewide transportation funding measures, so I'm hoping the municipalities around Denver can step in.
  • Jmn 26 days ago
    Municipal internet
  • Sandra 26 days ago
    I would like to be able to cross 287 at Miramonte, 6th, 10th and Midway before the light turns yellow (I am the only car in line).Wake up council members! The last time I attended a council meeting two people were on their phones, one was asleep and the rest could barely lift their arms to vote...no wonder in takes f o r e v e r to get things done.Also explain why every street in my neighborhood, including half of my cul-de-sac, was repaved and my half remains unpaved, with two curb to curb cracks one inch or greater, in front of my house.I would like some restaurants to move to west Broomfield, think 287 between Midway and Dillin Road. We only have two and neither of them are great.One last thing. Why can I not vote up or down on a comment?
  • AM Cleary 26 days ago
    Broomfield City Council should focus on effective ways to truly protect the health and safety of our community. We need to hold every business accountable for their actions, damages and commitments under contract. From developers, to landlords, to schools, to industry. We need to develop an enforcement plan in every area because a rule or law is only as effective as to the way it can be enforced. Gone are the days or documenting the losses or harm we need to take strong action now. Without health, safety and protection we have nothing.
  • Brent 26 days ago
    Please just keep listening to everyone and do your best to strike what you believe is the best compromise for contentious issues. Remember, that the overwhelming majority of us wan't reasonable and rational policy.
  • JJ 26 days ago
    One small issue...Pass an panhandling ordinance so people aren’t allowed in our intersections. It is dangerous and a huge distraction to drivers. Especially so on 287/CO 128 and the turnpike.
  • Abby's mom 26 days ago
    Because I believe the safety of our residents should come first, these are my top 2.1. Enforce restrictions on Oil & Gas. 2. Ifrastructure: Catch up to present population and plan ahead. Alleviating traffic congestion should come first.
  • JCBKnight 26 days ago
    High speed Internet and main street shops.
  • Naz 26 days ago
    Road improvements / widening where needed. Better signage and more 4 way stop signs. Stringent oversight on fracking. Or better yet, halt fracking near homes/schools/hospitals.
  • Laura Vanderiet 26 days ago
    I second the fiber optic suggestion!
  • Aaron. 26 days ago
    Regulate hydraulic fracturing. Balancing growth with appropriate infrastructure.
  • Kellie 26 days ago
    Focusing on alternate ways to “deal” with prairie dogs besides poisoning them.
  • Uncle George 26 days ago
    With increase (and higher speed) traffic on Lowell, a drop down lane, south bound, on the north entrance to Anthem Ranch should be installed for safety.
  • Will 26 days ago
    Downtown Broomfield! Limitations on oil and gas operations in Broomfield.And local broadband. (i.e. Longmont has gigabit internet for $50/mo)Thank you, best city ever! Native resident.
  • Lynne 26 days ago
    Enforce agreement with Extraction Oil and fight the proposed ACME pad. Alleviate east/west traffic during peak hours. Need for road improvements.
  • Matilda 26 days ago
    I agree with giving commuters a break on the Toll Road. It seems that people who work or attend school in Boulder, but can't afford to live there, commute through Broomfield and clog our roads. I would suggest working with Boulder to get them a discount so they would use the toll road. I've noticed a lot of speeding on Lowell and Sheridan north of 144th, especially with trucks during rush hours. Your highest priority should be more oversight of Extraction's sub-contractors, who evidently are not up to speed on the CDP. A City employee or officer should be posted at each of the well pads during working hours, to make sure traffic rules are followed and in case something goes wrong. Please don't rely on residents notifying the City of issues.
  • Talesha 26 days ago
    East/west traffic during rush hours. There is no good street to travel east/west in the morning and afternoon. Everything is backed up in both directions. One of the east/west streets need to be expanded to two lanes in both directions. When entering Broomfield from Westminster, I always know the boundary, because the roads go from 2 lanes to 1 lane. Broomfield did not prepare properly for the increase in population, and this needs to be fixed. I know there is some work schedule for Dillion/144th, but this needs to extend all the way to Zuni and happen faster.
  • Justice152 26 days ago
    Broomfield broadband would be awesome. I would also like to see things done with the property off 120th and Perry ( old drive inn ) and the old driving range. As I enter Broomfield I hate that these are the first things I see and represent the city any county.
  • Michael Wyn 26 days ago
    I'd like Broomfield Mayor and Council to focus on monitoring, publicizing and enforcing Extraction and other oil & gas companies' plans and activities in Broomfield and nearby communities for their compliance to both state and local regulations.
  • LoveLivingHere 26 days ago
    1) Far better Internet infrastructure; 2) Never ending attention to the beauty of open space and trail areas, and; 3) YES, keep battling oil and gas overreach. Maximizing safe extraction means FAR greater setbacks. Please don't tell residents ever again that "the law ties our hands" (a fraudulent excuse). Fight for what you believe in, but be honest with how you feel and don't hide behind the "no tools in the toolkit" lie. Sorry, we do NOT need to drill in residential neighborhoods in order to heat our homes, etc.
  • Jennifer 26 days ago
    My single largest priority and the factor that will determine whether we stay in Broomfield is the enforcement of O&G compliance particularly as it relates to health and safety. It has already been demonstrated that Extraction cuts corners by destroying nesting owl habitats and contractors breaking traffic laws turning into Extraction sites. A slap on the wrist after the fact just won't work when it comes to more serious matters whose consequences can be much more significant. Thank you for your diligence.
  • Michael Dukes 26 days ago
    Focus on infrastructure and safety:Repair and maintain roads. Time traffic lights. Repair manhole cover depressions (causing thousands of dollars of damage). Common areas like open spaces, sports fields, trails, parks.Fund LE, Fire and EMS. Neighborhood patrols/monitoring to keep crime low. Fire and EMS properly staffed and equipped.
  • Michael 26 days ago
    Better agreements with oil & gas producers to hold them more financially responsible for clean-up of spills near residential homes or environmentally sensitive areas. Some recent agreements appear to limit producer liability to just a few thousand dollars, possibly placing the potential burden for major clean-ups on Broomfield. Also, increase focus on street and sidewalk repair. Good job, to-date, but needs are growing.
  • MNBroomfield 26 days ago
    1) Improve signage and warning lights around school zones - many of the signs and lights are hidden by trees, not working properly, not placed in areas highly visible to drivers, or not repeated after controlled intersections to let drivers know they are STILL in a school zone. Aspen creek / Sheridan Rd and around the High School are particularly bad, but others have issues as well. Speeding in active school zones is out of control.2) Don't go overboard with oil and gas extraction restrictions. I agree with some of the setback concerns, but we all use lights, heat our homes, and drive cars so we all are dependent on energy development - even in our own "backyard". The focus should be on maximizing safe extraction rather than prohibition.
  • WorkAtHomeComcastCustomer 26 days ago
    Municipal Broadband service
  • K 26 days ago
    unbridled growth, roads/traffic problems that go along with that growth, and crime.
  • Dave 26 days ago
    Creating a downtown community area.
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    • Mike 26 days ago
      Absolutely! This project has stalled and been in discussions far too long. This needs to happen
  • Flying Cloud 26 days ago
    Transportation!!!
  • jlmanwaring 26 days ago
    Roads/traffic
  • Steve Gaines 26 days ago
    Roads and traffic in our community.
  • Jshalleck 26 days ago
    Roads. Hwy 7 west of the 25. Sheridan south from Hwy 7, esp in front of PRA.