Sammoury Loses At-Large Longmont Seat

The results of the City Council election were disappointing for the Longmont Association of REALTORS. Three of four LAR-endorsed candidates were not victorious on Nov. 5. The most surprising result was Alex Sammoury’s failure to win another 4-year term. Incumbents rarely lose, according to conventional wisdom, unless they have scandals or bad PR to overcome.Continue reading “Sammoury Loses At-Large Longmont Seat”

Longmont City Council Election Update

Candidates have until Aug. 26 to collect enough signatures to become a qualified candidate for City Council. Four of seven seats are up this year, including the mayor, two at-large seats and Ward 2. So far, there are four candidates for the at-large seats: incumbents Gabe Santos, Alex Sammoury and challengers Rod Gallegos and TrisaContinue reading “Longmont City Council Election Update”

Sammoury Will Run in Longmont

Councilman Alex Sammoury announced that he would run for re-election. Sammoury has held an at-large seat since 2009; if he wins, this would be his second and final term. “I feel this council is working well together,” he said. “We’ve made a lot of progress. We’ve simplified many of our practices, eliminated red tape, andContinue reading “Sammoury Will Run in Longmont”

Longmont Council Member Witt Will Not Run Again

Katie Witt recently announced that she will not run for a second term on City Council, eliciting surprise from her fellow Council members and others in the community. Witt did not give a reason for her decision but it is expected that she will seek some elected office in the future. No one has declaredContinue reading “Longmont Council Member Witt Will Not Run Again”

Longmont First & Main Rezoning Approved

The City Council voted 5-2 to rezone the First and Main area south of the downtown core to mixed-use from light industrial. Assuming RTD builds the planned transit station in this vicinity, the mixed-use zone designation will encourage neighborhood development and the City’s vision had always included a mix of commercial and residential uses. AlexContinue reading “Longmont First & Main Rezoning Approved”