May 15, 2018
Agriculture Outreach Survey to Guide Changes in Land Use Regulations
Please take the survey to share information about your specific needs as a Boulder County farmer
As part of Boulder County’s Agriculture Outreach Project, the county is working together with the agricultural community to identify and address potential issues that will better position farmers and growers to succeed and thrive in Boulder County.
The county gathered feedback through written comments and a series of meetings in early 2018. Outcomes of the project will inform updates to the Land Use Code and Building Code, as well as informational and other resources the county will develop to help the agricultural community.
Using the feedback gathered to date, county staff has prepared a farm community survey to gather more specific information. Please complete this survey to share information about your specific needs as a Boulder County farmer: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/AgOutreachMay2018
This survey is the final step in our data gathering process (aside from ongoing conversations with farmers) prior to drafting proposed changes to the Land Use Code. The survey includes focused questions identified as important based on input from the recent meetings. The survey will help staff drill down to the greater level of detail needed to inform Land Use Code updates.
We strongly encourage as many members of the agricultural community as possible to take the survey (even if you already participated in recent meetings) so we have robust data to work with when drafting Land Use Code updates. We ask that you complete the survey no later than May 31.
We have attempted to make the survey as brief as possible, but some key information is needed to ensure the survey will inform effective Land Use Code changes. Please plan on spending about 20 minutes to complete the survey.
Thank you to everyone who has participated in the Agriculture Outreach Project. The county greatly appreciates your time and insight.
Summaries of the public meetings that have taken place as part of the project are available at the project website. Staff will draw on the valuable input provided at recent meetings, and through this survey, as we draft updates to Land Use regulations.
Land Use Staff will draft proposed changes to the Land Use Code this summer and will circulate draft language to our Agriculture Outreach Project update list and referral agencies for feedback in late August. During the fall the proposed Land Use Code amendments will go to public hearing before Planning Commission and the Board of County Commissioners. Changes to the Building Code may be incorporated as well, as part of the Building Code’s regular update process scheduled for next year.
Subscribe to the Agriculture Outreach Project to receive email or text updates on the project going forward, including public meetings and updates.