BCDP Recommends YES on Boulder County Issue 1A — Wildfire Mitigation Sales Tax*:
Rationale — Boulder County already has a program called Wildfire Partners, described as “a Boulder County program to help homeowners mitigate their properties and prepare for wildfire.” It’s currently funded by a $1.2 million grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Boulder County government. It’s not always possible to count on federal grant money far into the future, and this ballot measure would provide a dependable source of mitigation funding for as long as it remains in effect. Some of the money from 1A would be used in the Wildfire Partners program.
Boulder County also intends to spend some of the 1A money on strategic “Fireshed Partnerships,” to reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfire, protect drinking water supplies and create more resilient forest and grassland ecosystems.
For more information on this ballot issue, go to: 2022 BCDP Ballot Measures Guide
*The BCDP Executive Committee voted to support this ballot issue with a two thirds majority vote.