Accessible & Connected


FY2023 Budget

Program Budget Overview

The Airport consists of airport operations, repair and renovation of associated city buildings, grounds maintenance, pavement upkeep and repairs, fueling system maintenance, snow removal, planning and management of all CIP projects, and natural resource management at the Boulder Municipal Airport.

The 2023 budget focus is on community relations and finding ways to improve facilities while crafting a framework of business structures to maximize revenues and being a good neighbor. BDU will be undergoing community engagement and conversations as a preamble to the airport Master Plan and a targeted Community Compatibility Nosie Study to assist in mitigating operational impacts to residents. Safety is always at the top of pour priorities and financial resources have been dedicated to continuing with this priority.

2023 budget enhancements will allow the Airport to use allocated funding for grant administration and compliance, maintenance and operations compliance, leasing administration, community outreach and engagement, development and update of airport rules and regulations, staffing to ensure we meet our obligations to operate the airport within FAA expectations, and to acquire the necessary technology and equipment to deliver a sustained operating environment which is safe, secure and in a user-friendly during year-round conditions.

Airport Administration

The Airport Administrative subprogram of the Boulder Airport covers a variety of areas such as Grant Administration, Leasing Polices and Programs (for 350 tenants), Rates, Rents and Airport Fees Policy, Community Outreach and Engagement, Administering the Fly Quiet over Boulder noise program, Airport rules and Regulations, Procurement to ensure compliance with FAA requirements and staffing to ensure we meet our obligations to operate the airport within FAA expectations.

Performance measures utilized include the number of noise complaints received by the public, by analyzing CRM data. For 2023, the workgroup has a target of reducing this number by 10%.

Operations & Maintenance

The Airport Operations & Maintenance Program subprogram includes compliance in operations and maintenance of airfield, safety inspections, irregular operations response, wildlife mitigation, winter operations, programs along with all 39 Grant Assurances of the FAA and in perpetuity. It also includes community outreach and engagement, management of airport rules and regulations, development, implementation and enforcement, and procurement to ensure compliance with FAA requirements.