Senator Tapia’s bill to establish the Fountain Creek Watershed, Flood Control and Greenway district was approved by the Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee hearing yesterday, according to Charles Ashby writing for the Pueblo Chieftain. From the article:
The 60-page bill creates a district that has four boundaries, each with varying degrees of authority. The full boundaries of the district include all of El Paso and Pueblo counties, but the fee and taxing area called for in the bill is smaller than that, but larger than the actual Fountain Creek basin. The last, and smallest boundary is the flood plain area, a narrow strip that is nearly equal on both sides of the county line that extends from the south end of Fountain to Pueblo’s northern side. Only there would the district have powers over land-use issues.
More Coyote Gulch coverage here.