A local group is asking Evergreen Fire/Rescue to provide more context when it tells county decision-makers and planners whether a proposed development meets fire regulations.
The Mountain Area Community Coalition, made up of a half-dozen residents representing the Jeffco foothills, told the fire board on March 9 that Jeffco planners and decision-makers don't look at the 2020 Community Wildfire Protection Plan, for example, as they decide whether to approve developments.
The plan, which has been signed by stakeholders from various agencies, says most of Evergreen is considered at high, very high or extremely high risk for a catastrophic wildfire.
“What we're asking is for the Fire Department to put information in front of the people who are making the decisions,” said MACC member Suzanne van Hall. “We ask that you not just look at the property but (look) at the area the property is in and what challenges there are.”
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