The meeting will be from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at City Hall, 107 N. Nevada Ave.
“The topic of the meeting will be Colorado’s current procedures to regulate oil and gas exploration and production,” the city said in a press release. “The presentation will not address the pros and cons of the hydraulic fracturing method known as fracking.”
The meeting comes as the city grapples with the likelihood of oil and gas production on Banning Lewis Ranch in eastern Colorado Springs.
Late last month, the City Council enacted an emergency six-month moratorium on oil and gas exploration to determine whether it needs additional regulations, among other areas of study.
The city has also enlisted a private sector attorney who specializes in energy and natural resources law and policy.
During Wednesday’s meeting, COGCC inspection experts Mike Leonard and Margaret Ash will make a presentation and then respond to audience questions about oil and gas regulations and inspections, the city said. Leonard inspects oil and gas production wells in El Paso County.
The meeting, which is being hosted by City Councilman Val Snider and state Rep. Pete Lee, will be broadcast live on SpringsTV and also streamed live at www.springsgov.com.
Contact Snider at 385-5485 or at firstname.lastname@example.org to submit a question ahead of the meeting.