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Get the Unbiased Story about CU South
This website accumulates expert opinion on the need for flood mitigation at CU South. It’s purpose is to provide a convenient way for interested Boulder citizens to learn the myriad planning and technical details related to a possibly damaging annexation of the property to the City of Boulder.
In the Press
With the City Council threatening to annex the 308 acres called CU South, Julie Marshall has found a sensible approach to the chaos surrounding this floodway and floodplain. Ms. Marshall is the Opinion Editor for Boulder’s Daily Camera. She recognizes that the only urgent matter is mitigating the flood hazard for this property. She proposes a compromise that would build the flood protection soon, and leave the rest of the unplanned uses of the property for the future.
A few days later, on August 27, 2021, former Council member Spense Havlick proposed a similar approach. He listed 10 specific items that need attention in flood mitigation.
Earlier, Peter Mayer, who is a water engineer and co-chair of PLAN-Boulder County, wrote about remedies for the flood hazard and former City Council Member Steve Pomerance covered development impacts.
Expert Video Presentations
PLAN-Boulder County has been following the discussion about CU South and flood mitigation. In 2019 and 2020 it recorded expert speakers at video meetings. The running times for these videos are listed so the viewer can schedule adequate time.
On February 10, 2019, Ben Binder spoke to a group at the West Senior Center. Ben has been researching the methods used by the University of Colorado to acquire the presently disputed land. His talk is on a video that follows. This video lasts for 56 minutes and a second part with questions and answers lasts 31 minutes.
About a year later, on February 28, 2020, Dr. Gordon McCurry spoke on the details of the flood problem and possible remedies. His talk focussed on technical matters that can make the flood mitigation successful. This video lasts 37 minutes including questions and answers.
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