City Council Meeting Recap
June 1, 2021
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COVID-19 Recovery and Sustainment Update
We are currently experiencing declining seven-day positivity rates of 2.8% in the State and 1.0% in Boulder County. A total of 204,749 Boulder County residents have received at least 1 vaccination dose which is 70.6% of eligible residents. Disparities vaccinating underserved population exist, and community clinics are being held to help address and provide easy access. Details can be found at bouldercounty.org/families/disease/covid-19/vaccines/
From May 16 through Aug.16, Boulder County will be in the 90-day Level Clear observation period. There are no capacity restrictions or mandatory mitigation requirements for businesses or gatherings in this phase. Businesses may require customers and staff to continue wearing masks if desired, and non-vaccinated residents are encouraged to continue masking. City and Chamber of Commerce community events are beginning to return. Upcoming City events can be viewed at lafayetteco.gov/events and Chamber events at lafayettecolorado.com/special-events/
Motion approved 7-0: Recognizing June 2021 as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Pride Month
Motion approved 7-0: declaring June 4, 2021 to be National Gun Violence Awareness Day
Approved 6-1 Second Reading / Ordinance No. 09, Series 2021 / Zoning Certain Land from Developing Resource (DR) to Community Service Business (B1) - Planned Unit Development (PUD) Zone District; and Approving the Indian Peaks Marketplace Final Planned Unit Development Plan.
Approved consent agenda 7-0
- Working on single-use plastics bill which passed second reading in the Senate today and has one more formality vote. Retained local control language enabling municipalities to regulate above the State regulations which is exciting. A fee will be implemented and collected on plastic bags beginning in January until the full ban is in place. Mayor Harkins worked on an amendment to delay this from September to January to enable staff to set up processes to collect this fee.
- The Lafayette Cultural Arts Committee is interviewing for open positions.
Mayor Pro Tem Walton:
- Public comment is being accepted through June 3 on the prairie dog control plan for 130 Miners Drive. Public comment is also being accepted through July 24 on the prairie dog control plan for 2396 Balmstone Drive. Visit lafayetteco.gov/prairiedogs to view the information and submit your input.
- Shout out to the Lafayette Police Department who was recognized for their excellence in law enforcement policy and training management.
- School is out for the summer, what a year! Congratulations to educators, students, and parents. Please keep an eye out for children this summer.
- Due to the complexity and difficulty of the topic, it is taking slightly longer for the Human Rights Commission to finalize the recommendation on the Mary Miller and facility naming to Council. Hopefully this will be ready after their June meeting.
- As we wrap up Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, would like to see Council’s support of HR 2497 establishing the Amache National Historic Site, which has bipartisan support from Reps. Neguse and Buck.
ADJOURN TO EXECUTIVE SESSION
Pursuant to Colorado Revised Statutes section 24-6-402(4)(b) for purposes of receiving legal advice on specific legal questions regarding the City’s police powers and legal obligations pertaining to maintenance of city parks.