At the beginning of the April 4th City Council meeting, Council member Polly Christensen made a motion to direct the City Manager to add a discussion of inclusionary zoning – requiring builders to deed restrict a portion of new development and dedicate it affordable housing -- to a future agenda. She claimed the Work Force… Continue reading Longmont: Motion to Reconsider Inclusionary Zoning Fails
Recently the Longmont City Council considered an ordinance that would prohibit the City from entering into future long-term water supply agreements with towns on its eastern border. Mayor Pro Tem Brian Bagley first suggested the idea after voicing concern that other towns were encroaching on Longmont’s boundaries. By denying other jurisdictions the ability to lease… Continue reading Longmont: Message Ordinance Approved
Observers were not surprised when Mayor pro tem Brian Bagley announced his decision to run for another term on City Council (Ward 1). He is the first incumbent to announce but had “primed the pump” with his proposal to secure Longmont’s northern and eastern borders several weeks ago. Among the priorities he mentioned was the… Continue reading Longmont: Bagley Announces Re-election Bid
Ed Regel, the Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Longmont Association of REALTORS told the City Council that the Association does not support mandatory composting at a study session last week. While incentives to encourage residents to compost are not at all problematic to the Association, the idea that the City could require… Continue reading Longmont: REALTORS Oppose Mandatory Composting
At a study session on August 19th the City Council considered the scarcity of rental housing and the issue of affordability in general. The big question, which remains unanswered, is how to pay for it? Ironically, during the same meeting, staff noted that the City still has a $1.7 million dollar budget gap, even though… Continue reading Should Longmont Create More Affordable Housing?
Longmont Mayor Pro Tem Brian Bagley’s presence at the Governor’s announcement concerning the compromise deal that removes two potentially devastating oil and gas ballot measures was not coincidental (see more, below). Assuming the deal moves forward, as it now appears it will, the City can stop spending time and money (rumored to be over $500,000)… Continue reading Longmont: What does Hickenlooper’s Compromise mean to Longmont?