Neighborhood Services Update
We hope you are all staying healthy and safe. This is a brave new world where caring for and connecting with our community looks very different. We appreciate you doing your best to help slow the spread of COVID-19. The city is committed to its core value of community safety and is proactively taking steps to keep the community safe. Due to physical distancing concerns during the public health crisis and economic impacts to the city organization, the Neighborhood Connection Grant, block party trailer, and block party permit programs have been suspended for 2020. As the situation develops, we will continue to assess the needs of our community and update program information.
We also want to share some sources of information, as well as some ways to stay connected to your community during this challenging time.
Get important information:
- Check the City of Boulder’s coronavirus webpage for the latest information on the city’s response and what actions you can take. The resources page may be particularly helpful.
- Watch for Nextdoor posts from the City of Boulder and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
Find connection in our community:
- Check in with your neighbors through whatever virtual connections you have available – Nextdoor, emails, texting, listservs - especially older folks and those who may be health-compromised. They may need virtual company or help with errands so they can stay home and protect their health.
- Take a virtual hike through popular open space trails.
- Submit something creative to Home Wanted to share what being home together means to you.
- Stay connected to the world - download books, music, movies and magazines from Boulder Public Library’s e-collections.
- Participate in Boulder Arts Online online, which features various exhibits and workshops.
- City Council meetings can be watched live online on Boulder 8 TV or on Comcast in high definition on channel 880.
Stay connected to the city:
- If you have questions, ideas or feedback for city staff, reach out to the City of Boulder’s Neighborhood Liaison: Brenda Ritenour by email at [email protected] or by phone at 303-916-7465.
- Participate in online engagement opportunities about issues that are important to you. Find these through the calendar at bouldercolorado.gov/calendar and beheardboulder.org/
Virtual Neighborhood Office Hours
Brenda is excited to hear about the subjects that matter most to you, even as we practice physical distancing in our community. Neighborhood office hours are held several times every month, during different times of the day. Dates and times are subject to change, so please check back here for updates.
Drop in at any point during the scheduled time through the online meeting link: bit.ly/2zhH7Eq. You may also join by phone by calling 720-593-3714 and using the conference ID 508 194 355.
Virtual Neighborhood Office Hours will return in September, 2020.
If you would like to meet one-on-one virtually or in an outdoor location at a time that is convenient for you, reach out to [email protected].
What is Neighborhood Services?
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. For any questions or to gather more information, contact Brenda at [email protected] or 303-441-1895.
Neighborhood Services Can Help You:
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
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.
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.