County reacts to TLAG
January 27, 2017
Leading up to the Planning Commission hearing last Wednesday, the county responded to the Twin Lakes Action Group and other citizens commenting on the land use issue at hand.
The statement released by the county reads as follows:
“Over the weekend, Boulder County received a number of communications from Twin Lakes Action Group (TLAG) supporters questioning the validity of the Boulder County Planning Commission's 4-3 vote on September 21, 2016 to approve the request for the Medium Density change to the Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan update for Twin Lakes.
“Specifically, TLAG claims that at least five members were required to vote in favor of the proposal for it to be approved. County staff’s position is that the Planning Commission followed the correct voting procedure at that meeting. TLAG’s analysis confuses two different processes – the processes associated with a county-adopted master plan and the processes associated with a joint plan adopted through an intergovernmental agreement.
“Last September, the Planning Commission was reviewing changes to the Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan (BVCP), a joint plan adopted by the City of Boulder and Boulder County through an intergovernmental agreement. Accordingly, approvals related to the BVCP by any of the four approving bodies require a majority vote of the quorum for that body. In contrast, approval of a county-adopted master plan, such as the Boulder County Comprehensive Plan, requires an approval by the majority of the membership of the county planning commission.”
Coverage of the meeting is included in this week’s Courier.