ACTION ALERT: Stop $2.5 million for the Jefferson Parkway at Broomfield City Council 4/23/19

April 15, 2019

When:  Tuesday April 23rd, 6:00pm

Where:  George Di Ciero City and County Building 1 DesCombes Drive Broomfield, CO 80020

  • Email the Broomfield City Council at: council@broomfieldcitycouncil.org

  • JPPHA is asking Broomfield for $2.5 million to help fund the Jefferson Parkway. Broomfield City Council will be hearing from CDPHE and having a discussion about whether to approve this in their budget at the meeting on 4/23/19.  The vote has been delayed for a future meeting. Please make public comment to not provide any more funding to the Jefferson Parkway project.

 

Important Points:

  • Studies over recent decades have shown plutonium at more than 100x background radiation along Indiana St. (Additional info)

  • The half-life of plutonium is 24,110 years.

  • There is pending litigation on 3 lawsuits regarding contamination at Rocky Flats (more information available on rockyflatsambushedgrandjury.com).

  • Local legislators, local school boards, and community groups from around the nation oppose public recreation at Rocky Flats (link to sign on letter)

  • 7 local school districts made a commitment to not allow field trips to Rocky Flats.  This includes BVSD, SVVSD, Adams 12, Adams 14, Jeffco Public Schools, and Denver Public Schools.

  • In 2016 property owners in the Cook V. Rockwell case received a settlement of $375 million due to contamination from the Rocky Flats Plant.  The jury found that “plutonium will continue to be present on the class properties indefinitely” (link to jury verdict form).

  • The Jefferson Parkway would not complete the beltway around Denver. There would still be a number of stoplights and road transfers.

 

 

This map shows the proposed route of the Jefferson Parkway along Indiana St. compared with plutonium contamination outlined on the Krey Hardy Map.

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