The Board of County Commissioners will spend it’s Tuesday, March 19 meeting day in Buena Vista, beginning with its regular meeting at 9 a.m. at the Buena Vista School District offices, 113 N Court. The board will hold a public hearing on the special event permit for Campout for a Cause, proposed for May 31 to June 2 at The Meadows Farm. That session will be followed by a 1 to 3 p.m. special work session at the Buena Vista Community Center, to receive input on Colorado House Bill 19-1177 Extreme Risk Protection Orders (ERPO), otherwise known as the “Red Flag Bill.”
The regular session will also include the resolution for the Centerville Ranch sketch plan, as well as a presentation by Central Colorado Conservancy Board President Cindy Williams. That presentation will cover the progress regarding the applicant’s request for the agricultural portions of the ranch to be designated as a conservation easement, protecting the land and water rights in perpetuity as agricultural land.
The afternoon public work session will focus on the proposed legislation, moving through the Colorado legislature, known as the Red Flag Bill. If it passes, it would create the ability for a family member, a household member, or a law enforcement officer to petition the court for a temporary ERPO beginning Jan. 1, 2020, if by a preponderance of the evidence that a person poses a significant risk to self or others by having a firearm in his or her custody.
The public can view a summary of the text of the bill dated March 8 by going to http://leg.colorado.gov/bills/hb19-1177.