Fountain Creek Watershed Flood Control and Greenway District

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Here’s a look at the shiny new Fountain Creek Watershed Flood Control and Greenway District, from Chris Woodka writing for The Pueblo Chieftain. From the article:

“The district was created faster than any of us anticipated, so we are experiencing growing pains,” said Cole Emmons, assistant El Paso County attorney. “This group plays a role, particularly when it comes to land use, very akin to a planning commission.”

That brought immediate questions from members of the committee, most of whom have met for years in a similar role as part of efforts to improve Fountain Creek, about what its basis for making decisions should be. “Do we need a public hearing process to adopt land-use regulations?” asked Kim Headley, Pueblo County planning director. “The board adopted the Fountain Creek Vision Task Force strategic plan and the Army Corps of Engineers plan. Are they the foundation for our decisions?” asked Dennis Maroney, Pueblo stormwater director. “We need to clarify what the true limits of our jurisdiction are in reality, or the two cities could meet at the county line and this district could go away,” said Duane Greenwood, Fountain planning director. “That’s not the intent of the state law.”

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