After a long discussion, the City Council agreed to move forward with its participation in the Windy Gap Firming Project. Joan Peck and Polly Christensen voted against the motion, saying they wanted a lower level of participation than the 10,000 acre-feet level advised by the Water Board. The Longmont Association of Realtors’ Board of Directors communicated its support for the Water Board’s recommendation.
Water discussions are always about growth, whether that is explicitly stated or not. As Gabe Santos said, this decision will protect Longmont’s future growth by ensuring an adequate water supply. Nine cities are involved in the project, including Greeley and Loveland, as well as two water districts and the Platte River Power Authority.