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j_cdc_2016a_2016-03-10t07:32:00z2 Hearing Summary

Date: 03/10/2016


Discussion with CDOT and State Patrol on Pueblo Facilities


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07:41 AM -- Discussion with CDOT and State Patrol on Pueblo Facilities

Shailen Bhatt, Executive Director, Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), and Scott Hernandez, Chief, Colorado State Patrol (CSP), discussed their departments' existing and proposed facilities in the Pueblo region. Mr. Bhatt discussed CDOT's intent to collocate new facilities with CSP in Pueblo. In response to a committee question regarding the location of the new facilities, Director Bhatt stated that CDOT has narrowed potential locations to a few sites. Chief Hernandez reiterated CSP's dedication to collaborate with CDOT on collocating new facilities in Pueblo. He also discussed benefits related to collocating the communication centers of both departments and recent joint planning meetings held by both departments.

07:51 AM

Committee discussion ensued on the impetus for Senate Bill 16-109 concerning a new CSP facility in Pueblo. Mr. Bhatt responded to a committee question related to the location of a nearby communication tower. Committee discussion continued on the need for SB 16-109.

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