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Neighborhood Services

Neighborhood Services

WELCOME TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD!

Hello, Boulder! We are glad you are here. Whether you have lived in town for decades or just moved into the area, we want you to know that Neighborhood Services is your connection for finding and utilizing city departments and resources. Do you have questions? Brenda Ritenour, Boulder's neighborhood liaison, can help you find answers.  

Be sure to check out all that is available to you, from neighborhood grants to the block party trailer. For any questions or to gather more information, contact Brenda at  [email protected] or 303-441-1895. 

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Neighborhood Office Hours

Brenda is excited to bring her office out into the community to meet you where you are and hear about the subjects that matter most to you. Neighborhood office hours are held several times every month, during different times of the day in locations across the city so that it is easier for you to connect. 

Dates, times and locations -- which are subject to change -- will be updated below throughout the year. You can also stay informed about upcoming neighborhood office hours by checking out the  city calendar or signing up to the social media site  Nextdoor.com , or check back here for the latest information. 

Here's the early schedule for 2020: 

JANUARY

Thursday, Jan. 9; 2 to 4 p.m.: Amante Coffee (uptown Broadway), 4580 Broadway
Thursday, Jan. 23; 3 to 5 p.m.: Amante Coffee (inside Galvanize), 1023 Walnut St.
Thursday, Jan. 30; 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.: Lucky's Market, 695 S. Broadway

FEBRUARY

Wednesday, Feb. 5; 10 a.m. to noon: Rayback Collective, 2775 Valmont Road
Wednesday, Feb. 12; 10 a.m. to noon: Aperitivo (in Gunbarrel), 5530 Spine Road
Wednesday, Feb. 26; 9 to 11 a.m.: Baby Goat Coffeehouse, 2907 55th St.

Neighborhood Connection Grants

WHAT: Neighborhood Connection Grants Information Program
WHEN: Monday, Feb. 10, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Boulder Public Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave., in the Boulder Creek Room 

Neighborhood Services encourages you to apply for one of the many Neighborhood Connection Grant opportunities! These grants are designed to increase opportunities for neighbors to get to know each other in fun, relaxing and positive ways, creating pathways for communication, collaboration and resilience. 

Learn more on the Neighborhood Connection Grants page.

The 2020 season to apply for Neighborhood Connection Grants opens on Wednesday, Feb. 5. For those searching for more detailed information, gather your thoughts and questions and join Neighborhood Services for the following:

Upcoming HOA Workshops

WHAT: HOA Officers Forum: Covenant Enforcement
WHEN: Wednesday, Jan. 29, from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
WHERE: West Senior Center, 909 Arapahoe Ave.

DETAILS: No matter how much a board tries to obtain “voluntary compliance” with the association’s governing documents, there still seems to be at least one person in the crowd that refuses to comply. For this reason, boards need to become familiar with and understand the covenant enforcement process. In this class, we will discuss items such as legal requirements for board members when enforcing covenants, common pitfalls when it comes to covenant enforcement, and the step-by-step process of covenant enforcement. This class is a must if you’ve faced, or are currently facing, residents in your community that are just not following the rules. Register for this free class with presenter Melissa M. Garcia of Altitude Community Law.

More workshops will be held throughout 2020. Save these dates:

  • Wednesday, April 29: Officers Forum and The Basics (separate workshops)
  • Wednesday, July 29: Topic TBD
  • Wednesday, Oct. 28: Officers Forum and The Basics (separate workshops)

Learn more about these informative HOA workshops.

Neighborhood Block Party Trailer

It's never too early to start thinking about having some summer fun with your neighbors. Block Party Trailer reservations for the 2020 season open April 14. 

Learn more about the Neighborhood Block Party Trailer.

 

Neighborhood Services Can Help You:

Navigate City Departments

Have a concern that you think the city can help with but you're not sure who to call? Neighborhood Services is always a great first step. Reach out to Boulder's neighborhood liaison at [email protected]  or 303-441-1895 and we will get you to the right place.

Here are some links to useful and important information:

  • City Council : City Council agendas and information packets; live and archived meetings; contact information for council members
  • Planning and Development : Building codes and permitting; Planning and Development office hours and form
  • All about snow : Interactive snow map; residential street plowing program; Boulder County snow removal routes; volunteer snow removal (Icebusters)
  • Parking : Neighborhood Parking Program; parking areas map; enforcement information
  • Open Space and Mountain Parks : Temporary trail closures, advisories and fire bans; trailheads and recreation activities; nature hikes and programs
  • Go Boulder : Bike, Walk, Bus pages; transportation maps; Neighborhood EcoPass Program
  • Volunteerism : Boards and Commissions; Boulder Public Library; Open Space Mountain Parks
  • Forestry : Emerald ash borer; street tree requests; Boulder notable tree tour
  • Boulder Measures : Data dashboard related to city programs and community indicators
  • City Budget : See the current Approved Budget; Balancing Act – interactive budget simulator; Capital Improvement Program

Build Community In Your Neighborhood

Neighborhood Connection Grants: Neighborhood Services offers grants and other resources to help you activate your community and get to know your neighbors. Neighborhood Connections Grants for 2020 open on Feb. 5! Get more information here

Neighborhood Services hosts community programs throughout the year such, including  HOA informational and resource workshops , the community engagement project  Building Bridges  and much more. 

Block Party Permitting, Trailer and other resources: Information on when/how to get a Block Party Permit, how to reserve the Block Party Trailer, and a tool kit for great block party ideas and resources. 

Connect to City Projects and Issues

We need to hear from you for various city projects. Visit the Engagement Calendar to find out when and how to participate.