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Voice and Sight Tag Program Evaluation

The Voice and Sight Tag (Tag) Program was initiated in 2006 as a trial. Both the Boulder City Council and the Open Space Board of Trustees (OSBT) indicated interest in a review of the program. As one of several "overarching issues," City Council directed OSMP staff to evaluate the program. Information about the evaluation process and the opportunities that were available for public input is below.

Attention dog guardians: Beginning Jan. 1, 2015, all participants in the Voice and Sight Tag Program will need to comply with new requirements and obtain a current year Voice and Sight Tag to continue to use voice and sight privileges. Learn about the Voice and Sight Tag Program.

The Evaluation Process

In December 2011, OSMP released the results of a monitoring study, the 2011 Voice and Sight Tag Program Monitoring Report pdf, assessing if the program has achieved its objectives. Supplemental documents are also available: Monitoring Response to Immediate Command pdf and Summary of Dog-Related Conflict Information pdf.

OSMP prepared an evaluation of the Tag Program, the Voice and Sight Tag Program Evaluation pdf that includes: background information on the program; findings about goal and objective achievement; and an analysis of alternative approaches or improvements.

Public Meetings and Key Dates

May 6, 2014 - Boulder City Council Meeting. Third and final reading and consideration of an ordinance amending the Boulder Revised Code 1981 regarding the Voice and Sight Tag Program.

April 16, 2014 - Boulder City Council Meeting. Continuance of second reading and consideration of an ordinance amending the Boulder Revised Code 1981 regarding the Voice and Sight Tag Program. April 16 City Council Packet pdf

April 1, 2014 - Boulder City Council Meeting . Second reading, public hearing and consideration of an ordinance amending the Boulder Revised Code 1981 regarding the Voice and Sight Tag Program. Meeting continued to April 16, 2014. April 1 City Council Memo pdf

March 5, 2014 - Boulder City Council Meeting . First reading and consideration of an ordinance amending the Boulder Revised Code 1981 regarding the Voice and Sight Tag Program. March 5 City Council Memo pdf

June 18, 2013 - Boulder City Council Information Memo . Staff provided an information memo to City Council integrating council feedback into revised enhancement recommendations. June 18 City Council Information Memo pdf

May 21, 2013 - Boulder City Council Meeting . Public hearing and Council action on proposed recommendations. May 21 Presentation to City Council pdf

May 20, 2013 - Parks and Recreation Advisory Board Meeting . Update on recommendations.

May 8, 2013 - OSBT Meeting . Recommend registration fees. May 8 OSBT Presentation pdf

April 10, 2013 - OSBT Meeting to recommend Voice and Sight Tag Program changes to City Council . April 10 OSBT Presentation pdf

Feb. 13, 2013 - OSBT Meeting. Staff update on ideas for implementing proposed education and outreach strategies. View the staff presentation (in Prezi format, may take a little while to load and works better in Internet Explorer).

Jan. 31, 2013 - OSBT Study Session on Tag Program enhancements concerning revocation and fees. Jan. 31 OSBT Presentation pdf

Nov. 13, 2012 - City Council and OSBT Study Session.

Oct. 10, 2012 - OSBT Meeting on recommended program changes to the Voice and Sight Tag Program . Oct. 10 OSBT Presentation pdf and link id="13875" text="Oct. 10 OSBT Recommendation for Enhancing Tag Program"]

July 24, 2012 - OSBT Study Session on the evaluations of the Voice and Sight Tag Program, Commercial Use Permit Program, and the Pilot Parking Fee Program. July 24 OSBT Tag Program Presentation pdf

May 24, 2012 and May 30, 2012 - Open Houses on the Voice and Sight Tag Program Evaluation

March 14, 2012 - OSBT Study Session on the  Tag Program Evaluation.

Feb. 8, 2012 - OSBT Update on the evaluation process, timeline, and potential options being considered. Feb. 8 OSBT Presentation pdf

Jan. 11, 2012 - OSBT Study Session on potential program enhancements . Jan. 11 OSBT Study Session Notes and Follow Up Memo pdf

Dec. 15, 2011 -  OSBT Presentation of Tag Program Monitoring . Dec. 15 OSBT Presentation pdf and Dec. 15 Additional Information on the Tag Program Monitoring Results pdf

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