When Gov. John Hickenlooper announced the TBD Colorado effort last year, he said he wanted Coloradans to "share their vision and priorities for our state."
Thousands of residents – including many of you – did just that by attending meetings across the state to identify important issues facing our state. The governor's goal was to spur conversation and gather opinions, and Coloradans delivered.
Today, we take the next step in the process. TBD Colorado wants to get your thoughts and opinions on education and transportation.
This time, there is a new website for gathering comments and ideas.
We fully support TBD's goal of having Coloradans speak up, and we urge you to use this opportunity to voice your opinions.
On transportation, website users can comment on: Colorado's highways, local and regional transit services, state and local partnerships, bikes and pedestrians, prioritizing improvements and how to pay for transportation.
On education, the topics are: access to kindergarten and pre-K, school efficiency, learning time, innovation in Colorado classrooms, equity in school funding and if you could change one thing about education ... .
In addition to using the website, Coloradans are encouraged to attend public meetings in Denver on March 12 and Grand Junction on March 18. Each meeting can accommodate about 200 people, so please visit www.TBDColorado.org to register.
According to TBD, the website postings and meetings will:
- Help Coloradans learn about key issues related to transportation and education.
- Allow Coloradans to discuss and develop public policy ideas on education and transportation.
- Show policymakers and other leaders public attitudes and views on these issues and the benefit of having many Coloradans participate in seeking solutions.
- Provide information so that the governor, legislators and other leaders can develop policy and legislative positions for the 2013 and 2014 legislative sessions, including potential ballot efforts.