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Daily Camera Article: "Boulder open space master plan process reaches key benchmark."

Sunday 4/7/19 is deadline to complete online questionnaire seeking public preferences.

By Charlie Brennan

Time is ticking down for members of the public to let Boulder officials know their thoughts and ideas as the city continues the process of developing its first master plan for its Open Space and Mountain Parks department.

Sunday marks the final day to complete a 33-item online questionnaire geared to enable residents to help shape the future of Boulder's 45,630-acre open space system, with its roughly 150 miles of managed trails, for the next decade and beyond.

Deryn Wagner, senior planner for OSMP and project manager for the master plan process, said that benchmark represents about the two-thirds point in an 18-month public process for the effort which launched in January 2018 and is to wrap in September.

"We're at a pretty critical moment now," she said. As of Tuesday, she said about 600 questionnaires had been completed through a variety of digital city platforms.

In addition, Wagner said, the department mailed copies of the survey to 6,000 Boulder households for...read more