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RESOLUTION

2017-26
A RESOLUTION REAFFIRMING BOULDER COUNTYS
COMMITMENT TO A WELCOMING COMMUNITY THAT IS
PROTECTIVE OF OUR RESIDENTS AND ENVIRONMENT
WHEREAS, the Boulder County is dedicated to providing a safe and welcoming
community to all, a place where all people are able to reach their potential and live healthy happy
lives, where there is continued economic opportunity and the environment is protected; and
WHEREAS, we are committed to fostering and ensuring equity and social justice
through protection of the human rights of all persons regardless of race, socioeconomic status,
gender, ethnic heritage, religious belief, LGBTQ identification, ability, or immigration status;
and
WHEREAS, Boulder County works to build a diverse and inclusive community that
does not tolerate any act of racism, oppression, intimidation, harassment, or racial, ethnic or
religious profiling toward another individual, and reaffirms our continued support for the civil
rights of our population, including immigrants, and the distinction and separation between local
law enforcement authority and federal immigration authority; and
WHEREAS, a healthy community requires access to affordable health care, which is
necessary to address health disparities across the community; without access to health care there
is a likelihood that only the wealthy will have ready access to quality care; and
WHEREAS, our community is built on access to a thriving system of public education,
open to all regardless of ability to pay and providing educational opportunities, including early
childhood education, which gives all students the tools necessary to achieve their educational
goals; and
WHEREAS, Boulder County believes in the protection of our environment; we will
continue to support policies and programs at the local, state and federal level to conserve natural
resources and combat the impacts of climate change; and
WHEREAS, Boulder County has dealt with increases in extreme temperature and
precipitation events, leading to more severe wildfires and floods, and a growing body of
scientific work links these events to climate change and projects even greater impacts in the
future; and

WHEREAS, Boulder County is a strong thriving community because we embrace


diversity and are welcoming and inclusive, and is a community where the basic human rights and
dignity of every person in our community is affirmed and protected.
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS:
That in order to continue as a flourishing community, it is imperative that programs
which build a healthy, connected community, including access to education and health care, are
protected and continued so that all have the ability to thrive and contribute, and
It is important to continue and expand work and partnership by and between government
agencies, scientific and non-profit organizations and individuals to work collaboratively to curb
greenhouse gas emissions and promote environmental protection, and
All individuals in Boulder County will be treated equally and be provided the same
protection of law, and our local authorities have actively committed not to seek out and persecute
individuals because of their immigration status, and
Finally, the Boulder County Commissioners and our staff will proactively fight against
any rollback of the current protections afforded our environment and our people, and will
continue to safeguard civil rights and equal opportunity, and continue to work to make Boulder
County a welcoming and inclusive community.
ADOPTED this 19th day of January, 2017.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OF BOULDER COUNTY
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Deb Gardner, Chair

ATTEST:

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Cindy Domenico, Vice Chair

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Clerk to the Board

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Elise Jones, Commissioner