Longmont Input Needed at Affordable Housing Open House April 24

The Workforce Housing Task Force is holding an Open House at which the draft recommendations of the Task Force will be presented for discussion and comment before they are presented to City Council on May 21.  The open house is from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. April 24th at the Longmont Senior Center, 910 Longs Peak Avenue.

The 22-member Task Force was created in the aftermath of the Council’s decision to repeal Longmont’s inclusionary zoning regulations in August of 2011. For 14 months it has been discussing affordable housing during which time “meeting fatigue” caused attrition among the private sector representatives. At this point it appears that some members support a sales tax to fund a housing program. A minority would like to see the inclusionary zoning regulations reinstated. The report will include majority and minority opinions on a wide array of strategies, creating a recipe for confusion.

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