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Christian Reece

Commission: congressional

Zip: 81501

Submittted: May 05, 2021

Comment:

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Cynthia Eberhard

Commission: congressional

Zip: 80478

Submittted: May 05, 2021

Comment:

Dear Commissioners, Please do not place Grand County in the district with the Western Slope. Thanks, Cynthia Eberhard Tabernash resident (submitted by email 5/5/2021)

Carol Sidofsky and Dave Hazelrigg

Commission: congressional

Zip: 00000

Submittted: May 05, 2021

Comment:

Please let our Grand County, CO stay in CD 2 (U.S. Congressional District 2), with Joe Neguse as our U.S. Congressman, and don't force Grand County to join CD 3 that has Lauren Boebert as its U.S. Congressperson. Why should we (Grand County) remain a part of CD 2? Because Grand County internally, has a lot in common with the varied politics of counties that make up CD 2. According to Wikipedia: "The district [CD 2] is located in the north-central part of the state and encompasses the northwestern suburbs of Denver including Boulder, Broomfield and much of western Jefferson County. The district [CD 2] also includes the mountain towns of Vail, Grand Lake and Idaho Springs. Redistricting in 2011 has moved Larimer County, including the cities of Fort Collins and Loveland, to the 2nd [Congressional District] from the 4th [Congressional] district[5] for the 2012 election." However, our 3 Grand County Commissioners want to move Grand County into CD 3, but there is much less varied politics in CD 3 compared with the large amount of varied politics that is found within CD 2. Thank you for your consideration of my husband Dave Hazelrigg's and my (Carol Sidofsky's) desire to let Grand County remain within CD 2, since our county (Grand County) has much more in common with CD 2's counties that have varied politics compared with CD 3's less politically varied counties. Sincerely, Carol Sidofsky and Dave Hazelrigg (submitted by email 5/5/2021)

Ellie Portman

Commission: congressional

Zip: 80111

Submittted: May 05, 2021

Comment:

I was wondering if you wouldn't mind explaining the redistricting process?

Marlene Cavanagh

Commission: both

Zip: 80537

Submittted: May 05, 2021

Comment:

I feel strongly that Larimer County should not be redistricted with Weld County. Congressional District 2 is flourishing the way it is and should change as little as possible. Larimer County is focused on outdoor activities, the environment and education. In comparison, Weld county is focused on the oil and gas industry as well as agriculture. There are very different mind sets between the two counties, and it would be a huge mistake to try to combine them. It would make more sense to combine Boulder and Larimer County. Boulder County and Larimer County share many of the same cultural and revenue generating sectors. They both have a strong tourism industry, they both have strong educational sectors in CSU and CU, with all the attendant research and high tech spin offs. Boulder County and Larimer County share an interest in aeronautical development and innovation. They also both share in the Bioscience and the Clean Energy industry. Finally, they share the same health system, UCH. Apart from industry, they have a shared interest in fighting forest fires adjacent to their main areas of population. They both offer to their residents many opportunities for outdoor recreation. In comparison Weld County is heavily invested in the oil and gas industries and agriculture. Weld County’s economy is also dependent on feedlots and slaughterhouses. Larimer and Boulder Counties have a high level of high tech, pharmaceutical and educational employment jobs, compared to Weld County. Weld County does not have a substantial tourism industry or a large educational sector. Weld County’s population centers are far removed from the perils of forest fires and Weld County does not offer the same types of outdoor recreation. The health system in Weld County is mainly run by Banner Health, which has an entirely different approach to UCH. Districts should be of equal size and as compact as possible. Each District is supposed to be of equal size and will be approximately 722,000 people. Larimer and Weld would be about 722,000, but so would Larimer and Boulder. However, Districts should also be as compact as possible, I25 is a dividing line between east and west, whereas Larimer and Boulder are contiguous with no intervening geographical dividing line. Thank you for your time.

Jeffrey W. Sneddon

Commission: congressional

Zip: 80446

Submittted: May 05, 2021

Comment:

I live in Grand County and do not want to see us removed from the 2nd Congressional District. Partisan advantage should not be the dominant and controlling rationale in drawing district lines. Although compact/geographic considerations may be considered, I believe we still belong to the historical, demographic, political, and other neutral criteria which make us an acceptable part of the other counties in the 2nd Congressional District, and we should remain in the 2nd Congressional District!

Ms Terry Rasmussen

Commission: both

Zip: 80528

Submittted: May 04, 2021

Comment:

I am a resident of Fort Collins in Larimer County. I feel that Larimer County and Boulder County should remain as part of District 2. Both counties have much in common as far as interests, health facilities, educational opportunities, environmental concerns, and sources of revenue from tourism. Both Larimer and Boulder are in close proximity to the foothills and share the common interest of maintaining good environmental practices related to drought remediation and prevention of fires. Both have universities (CU and CSU) which attract a diverse population. The fact that I-25 runs to east primarily of both counties contributes to the geographical unity. Weld County is east of I-25 and the economic and environmental issues are totally different from those of Larimer. Thank you.

John Bisbee

Commission: congressional

Zip: 80526

Submittted: May 04, 2021

Comment:

I think that keeping Boulder County and Larimer Counties together as one congressional district is of major importance for the citizens of those Counties and for the state of Colorado. Boulder County and Larimer County share many of the same cultural and revenue generating sectors. They are both “mountain communities” which means their people share interests in outdoor activities and tourism. The two Counties also share forest fire concerns and battles. Both counties depend on mountain water supplies. In both Counties, employment in education and related research and technology are of major importance. Obviously, the counties’ major Universities, Colorado State and the University of Colorado, have a major impact, both locally and state-wide. These two counties also share the same health system, University of Colorado Health. The population of the two Counties, approximately 722,000 people, meets the criteria for a congressional district. Districts should also be as compact as possible, which describes Larimer and Boulder Counties because they are contiguous with no intervening geographical dividing line.

Barbara J. Kelly

Commission: both

Zip: 80020

Submittted: May 04, 2021

Comment:

I don't know if you're allowed to open attachments; if you are, I encourage you to read this New York Times article on how partisan beliefs shape neighborhoods: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/04/30/opinion/politics/bubble-politics.html?action=click&module=Opinion&pgtype=Homepage If you choose not to click on the link, the title of the article is "Do You Live In A Political Bubble?" It appeared 5/3/21 and is certainly germane to redistricting. Thanks for the important work you're doing.

Carol Bisbee

Commission: congressional

Zip: 80526

Submittted: May 04, 2021

Comment:

I urge you to keep Larimer and Boulder Counties together as one congressional district. These two counties have many common interests. Larimer and Boulder Counties have a high level of high tech and pharmaceutical employment jobs. These counties share many of the same cultural and revenue generating sectors. They both have a strong tourism industry, and they both have strong educational sectors in CSU and CU, with all the attendant research and high tech spin offs. They also share the same health system, University of Colorado Health. Larimer and Boulder Counties would have a population approximately 722,000 people, the desired number for a Congressional district. Districts should also be as compact as possible, which describes Larimer and Boulder Counties because they are contiguous with no intervening geographical dividing line. Larimer County is already a competitive county, another important characteristic of a Congressional District. Adding Weld to Larimer County as a Congressional District will cease to make it competitive.

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