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 the emergency stay at home order, as well as physical distancing guidelines during the current public health situation, the Neighborhood Connection Grant, block party trailer, and block party permit programs are currently suspended. 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.
The City of Boulder is working to expand internet access to community members in need through the Library and Arts, Housing and Human Services, and Information Technology departments. Find out more about free and low cost internet options in Boulder.
The Boulder Public Library has a new hotspot loan program for residents of the City of Boulder on a first-come, first-served basis. All you need to pick one up is your phone number or email address. They will be distributing at these locations and times:
North Boulder Corner Library
4600 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80304
- Tuesday, May 5 from 4 to 6 p.m.
- Thursday, May 7 from 4 to 6 p.m.
- Saturday, May 9 at from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Acceso a internet en Boulder
La Ciudad de Boulder está trabajando para expandir el acceso a Internet a los miembros de la comunidad que lo necesitan a través de los departamentos de Biblioteca y Artes, Vivienda y Servicios Humanos, y Tecnología de Información. Más información de accesso a internet en Boulder .
Un suministro limitado de puntos de acceso está disponible para los miembros de la comunidad dentro de los límites por orden de llegada. No se requiere calificación de ingresos. Horarios y lugares de recogida:
Biblioteca de la esquina norte de Boulder
4600 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80304
- Martes 5 de mayo de 4 a 6 p.m.
- Jueves 7 de mayo de 4 a 6 p.m.
- Sábado 9 de mayo de 10 a.m. a 12 p.m.
Get important information:
- Sign up for Boulder County’s Emergency Alert System for updates directly to your phone.
- 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.
- Help spread the word about senior shopping hours at local grocery stores.
- Consider donating to a food bank like Community Food Share to help them keep their shelves full for those who are or will be in need.
- Community Foundation serving Boulder County has set up a COVID-19 Response donation fund .
- If you have tickets to events that have been cancelled, consider donating the ticket money back to the venue instead of asking for a refund. Cultural organizations depend on ticket money to survive.
- 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.
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.
- Join Brenda at Virtual Neighborhood Office hours through conference calling in March and April. This is an opportunity to ask questions and share feedback about issues that matter to you.
Virtual Neighborhood Office Hours
Brenda is excited to hear about the subjects that matter most to you, even as we practice social distrancing in our community. Neighborhood office hours are held several times every month, during different times of the day. Dates and times -- which are subject to change -- will be updated regularly.
To join the conference: call (303) 441-3000. When prompted, enter participant code 81939421
Next virtual office hours date to be determined.
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.