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11.12.19 DMC Minutes CITY OF BOULDER,COLORADO BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS MEETING MINUTES DOWNTOWN MANAGEMENT COMMISSION NAMES OF MEMBERS, STAFF,AND INVITED GUESTS PRESENT: BOARD MEMBERS: Niemeyer,Nuzum, Shapins, Knoff(absent), Feldman(absent) STAFF: Bowden, Landrith, Dammann, Warrington(left at 4:07) GUESTS: none PERSON PREPARING SUMMARY: Rachel Dammann, 303-441-4191 TYPE OF MEETING: Regular November 12, 2019 Roll Call: Called to order at 4:00 p.m. Approval of the September 10,2019 Joint Meeting Minutes Shapins moved to approve the minutes. Nuzum second. All in favor. Public Participation None Parks Update Warrington reported that the tulip bulbs have been planted. Pansies will be planted this week. They are fully staffed. Security company that services the other public bathrooms are securing the Pearl Street bathrooms. Bowden reported that there is construction to install a bathroom near 9th and Canyon. Should open Q 12020. It will be two restrooms and water bottle filling stations. Staff are at the beginning of work planning for Pearl Street Mall planning and refreshing. Parks and Rec will be going through master planning in 2020. Police Update No Police update. DBP Update Landrith reported for Chip. DBP sent a Passport direct mailer in October. They are targeting locals to come to downtown. Landrith shared the holiday event handout. East end planters have been filled with winter greenery. The Alley Gallery is off to a great start. In 2020, DBP is planning more outreach and inclusion. Launching Love the Local initiative. Information kiosk will have interactive activities in 2020. Patagonia is moving to East End in the next month or so. The existing Patagonia store will be open through February for Worn Ware. Matters from Commissioners Shapins shared an article in the meeting packet. He asked if there was any opportunity for city staff to help make pop-ups happen. Bowden said it may be possible as part of the Citywide Retail Study and strategy. She cited licensure challenges in Boulder and most of the time these are run philanthropically to navigate these challenges. Shapins asked about DBP spearheading these community efforts. Matters from Staff 2020 DMC Goals and Annual Letter to Council Bowden reported on the 2020 Commission Focus Matrix that was provided in the meeting packet. Staff have attempted to identify projects that the commission may be involved in. These are examples and subject to Council's direction after the January 17 Council retreat. Woulf reported that CV staff are working on a departmental strategic plan that is actionable and can be accomplished within a reasonable time frame.Niemeyer asked about the process of engagement and the board effectiveness with working on Council. He asked about the Council liaisons. Bowden said those will be determined next week with the new council. He asked about what the Council liaisons do. Bowden said they work on the letters to Commissions, report on those letters to Council, and are available to commissioners. Shapins applauded the attempt to make a strategy and encouraged staff and the City to come up with a large project that all the district commissions can work on together. Bowden said that we need to fit into the Boulder Valley Comp Plan. Bowden pointed out the letter from Council to Commissioners. The Commission response is due back to Dammann by December 12. The commissioners reviewed last year's questions from Council and the 2018 DMC letter to Council. Bowden recapped the DMC top items from the discussion: Equity, alignment around mobility infrastructure,walkable neighborhoods, and local business affordability. Woulf will create a framework for the letter to Council. Shapins will write the DMC letter and Dammann will distribute to commissioners for their input. If there is a need, there will be a special meeting to firm the letter. Niemeyer thinks a lot of these issues tie to affordable housing. EcoPass Audit Landrith reported on the staff audit of the Downtown Employee EcoPass program. Staff sent rosters to all of the authorized signers in the CAGID and BID database. At the start of the audit, there were 8,830 active riders with active cards. After the initial email to Employers, there was a 53%response rate with a 22% deactivation rate with 1,905 riders deactivated. The audit has also helped staff update their master database, identifying companies that have left the district and making changes to authorized signers/contacts. It has also reminded companies of the program and staff has seen an increase in new rider applications. B-Cycle Bowden reported on B-Cycle updates. The Boulder B-Cycle is thinking about their relationship with the national B-Cycle entity. Transportation has asked for help with a funding gap: $12,000 in additional funding from CAGID, $20,000 total from CV(CV usually funds$35,000 total). CV has asked for a seat at the B-Cycle board to help form their decisions. Boulder B-Cycle is a non- profit. GO Boulder and the City own the infrastructure. Niemeyer asked if the scooter provider could also provide bikes and how that affects Boulder B-Cycle. Bowden said Boulder B-Cycle needs to figure things out within the next month—very quickly. Transportation is giving the largest financial support but has asked CAGID to help.Niemeyer suggested Feldman to participate in the board. Niemeyer asked if B-Cycle provides data. Bowden said that GO Boulder gets the data. Woulf said we looked at rider data to determine financial support. Downtown Evening Parking Program Bowden talked about T-2 data. Later this month, CV will be launching a 3,3,3, in the city garages Monday—Friday. The product will provide parking for$3 flat rate from 3:00 pm—3:00 am. The pilot will run from Nov 25, 2019—December 31, 2020. The garages will charge$3 for anyone who comes in after 3:00 pm. At 3:01 am, you will be charged the full rate for the whole time you were parked—this is not a program for overnight parking. The goal is to help people realize there is capacity in the garages. There will be a lot of marketing for this program. Commissioners are in favor of the pilot program. Nuzum asked about budget approval. Bowden reported the budget is approved. There were no amendments. CV is moving forward with the parking kiosk replacement. There was conversation about the CVB budget. Council asked for work towards the municipal campus in exchange for the Muni building doors. CV submitted an ATB for the Randolph Center deferred maintenance. 2020 DMC Meeting Schedule reviewed and good to go. Meeting Adjourned: 5:58 p.m. NEXT MEETING: January 14, 2020 APPROVED BY: DOW' �F3i�7N MANAGEMENT COMMISSION Attest: Heather Hayward, Secretary i ldman, Chair