Let Boulder Citizens Vote on the Annexation of CU South
Petition Title: LET BOULDER VOTERS DECIDE ON ANNEXATION OF CU SOUTH
Petition Summary: Shall the voters of the City of Boulder adopt changes to the City of Boulder, Colorado, Revised Code to require that any agreement with the University of Colorado regarding terms of annexation for the land known as CU South include certain specific details, and that the annexation agreement gain voter approval in an election prior to provision of city utilities and services other than flood control facilities to or on any portion of CU South?
Text of the Measure
BE IT ENACTED BY THE PEOPLE OF THE CITY OF BOULDER, COLORADO: SECTION 1. In the Boulder Revised Code, amend Chapter 2 of Title 9 by the addition of a new section 9-2-17.5 as follows:
9-2-17.5. Annexation of CU South.
The City of Boulder shall not provide city utilities and services other than flood control facilities to any portion of the property of approximately 308 acres owned by the University of Colorado as of January 1, 2021, located south of the intersection of Table Mesa Drive and US Highway 36 and known as CU-South, without the approval by the voters of Boulder of a binding, public annexation agreement that shall identify in detail the following items:
(a) Site Plan: A site plan for the property that specifies zoning, allowed uses, location, height, and square footage for all development including dwelling units, classrooms, other non-residential buildings and facilities, and recreational fields and associated facilities.
(b) Transportation: A transportation plan that includes street, bike, and pedestrian facilities and layout, transportation access points, and that specifies projected traffic levels, traffic mitigation options, and shuttles or other means to transport students, faculty and other employees to and from the site.
(c) Costs: Financial projections of all publicly paid costs associated with development and use of this property, including utilities, transportation, flood control, pollution control measures, and any other costs of both facilities and services, on or off site.
(d) Financing and Payment: Who will pay for all the projected costs for development and use of CU-South and how and when such payments will be made.
(e) Permits: Agreements with and necessary approvals from City, County, State and Federal agencies.
(f) Environmental Impacts: Plans for preservation and restoration of environmental assets in the South Boulder Creek floodplain on CU South, and adjacent Open Space.
(g) Pollution Controls: Controls to minimize air, water, light, and noise pollution.
(h) Future Owners: Terms that will bind future owners to the obligations in the Annexation Agreement.