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Government Affairs Update: Longmont

January 11, 2019   Prairie Dog Removal Requirements Finalized The Longmont City Council voted 5-2 to approve an ordinance that requires property owners to try and move more than 25 prairie dogs before euthanizing them. The ordinance is indirectly linked to the Council’s goal to” protect and respect our natural public amenities as part of… Continue reading Government Affairs Update: Longmont

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Governmental Affairs Local Update: Longmont, Boulder County

Bond Questions Approved for Ballot On August 14 the City Council approved three questions for the November ballot. All three will allow the City to sell bonds to create revenue for specific projects. If approved by the voters, the principal and interest on the bonds will be paid by current sales and use tax revenues.… Continue reading Governmental Affairs Local Update: Longmont, Boulder County

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Longmont: New Development Code Passes First Reading

The long-anticipated new development code passed first reading on July 24 without amendments. The ordinance is scheduled for a public hearing on August 14. The new code aligns with Envision Longmont, the comprehensive plan adopted last year. The City’s zoning districts were substantially revised to match the land use categories in the comp plan, with… Continue reading Longmont: New Development Code Passes First Reading

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Longmont: Council Approves Capital Projects Bond Proposal

The City Council gave staff approval to move forward in drafting a ballot question for the November election to bond for 10 new capital projects. The exact wording will have to be approved by the Council next month. If approved, the bond will be issued in 2019 for approximately $32,615,000 with an estimated annual debt service… Continue reading Longmont: Council Approves Capital Projects Bond Proposal

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Longmont: Forum Participants Comment on Development Process & Inclusionary Housing

Multiple speakers were critical of Longmont’s development process and inclusionary housing ordinance at the public forum last week. Residents who are buying into a new senior co-op housing project complained about the length of the development process, saying delays are costing them financially as mortgage interest rates rise. A representative of Richfield homes also asserted… Continue reading Longmont: Forum Participants Comment on Development Process & Inclusionary Housing

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Council Finalizes Inclusionary Housing Parameters

On Tuesday night the City Council finished its preliminary discussion on inclusionary housing and provided feedback, allowing staff to draft an ordinance. The ordinance will require 12 percent of any size residential housing development to be deed-restricted and for sale to people making between 61 and 80 percent of the area median income (AMI). City… Continue reading Council Finalizes Inclusionary Housing Parameters

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Council to Consider Short-Term Vacation Rental Regulations

The City Council gave the staff permission to proceed with short-term vacation rental (STR) regulations at its June 6 meeting. The draft regulations presented to Council are relatively simple compared to those enacted in other cities, such as Boulder. Currently, Longmont’s Land Development Code and Building Code currently do not allow short-term vacation rentals of… Continue reading Council to Consider Short-Term Vacation Rental Regulations

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Council discusses BOCO Housing Plan

Kathy Fedler, Longmont’s Housing and Community Investment Division Manager and Frank Alexander, Boulder County’s Director of Housing and Human Services, presented the Boulder County Regional Housing Strategic Plan at last week’s City Council study session. The goal of the plan is to create 150,000 affordable units within the County. Fedler and Alexander emphasized the plan’s… Continue reading Council discusses BOCO Housing Plan

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Revised Meth Ordinance Passed First Reading

Last week the City Council voted unanimously to approve an ordinance on first reading intended to update Longmont’s municipal code regarding the occupancy of meth amphetamine-contaminated properties. The ordinance expands the definition of a meth affected property to include “a subject property where methamphetamine has been  manufactured, processed, cooked, disposed of, used, or stored, and… Continue reading Revised Meth Ordinance Passed First Reading

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Longmont: A Host of Familiar Faces Running for Council

Former Longmont Mayor Roger Lange announced he will run again for mayor this fall. He served one term (2007-2009) before losing to Bryan Baum. Charlie Plagainos, an ethics consultant, filed candidacy paperwork for the mayor’s seat last month. Plagainos was the Republican candidate for the Colorado Legislature's Senate District 17 seat in 2012 and the… Continue reading Longmont: A Host of Familiar Faces Running for Council