In November of 2021, the City began researching ways to fairly address concerns of the
community around short-term rentals (STRs). As part of this research, the City is conducting widespread community engagement throughout June and July of 2022.
The information gathered during the initial research phase that began in November of 2021 was presented during a Joint Work Session to the City Council and the Planning Commission on May 5, 2022. This work session resulted in Council’s guidance to staff to conduct a community engagement process that will engage a wide variety of community members to share their thoughts and ideas on the topic. Input from the community is critical to helping City Council and staff understand how best to address the topic.
The next steps in the engagement process include online questionnaires via the City’s
community engagement platform, WhatsUpWoodlandPark.com, and two in-person forums.
The first questionnaire is already open for submissions, and will remain open until June 30. The in-person forums, “Community Conversations” will be held on July 6 at the Ute Pass Cultural Center in Woodland Park. There will be two opportunities to attend: one at 7:30am and one at 6:00pm. Each session will be two hours long and will require online registration.
Community members can learn more about the project at WhatsUpWoodlandPark.com. On the platform, they can read background information, take the questionnaire, sign up for an in-person forum, view the full project timeline, and more.