Longmont: New Council Has No Clear Majority

Dennis Coombs received 57 percent of the votes in Tuesday’s election, ensuring him a third term as Longmont’s mayor. Bonnie Finley staved off challenger Paul Rennix, in Ward 3. Joan Peck won a surprising victory in the at-large race, beating attorney and Planning Commissioner Scott Dunn by 292 votes. The new Council will be interesting.Continue reading “Longmont: New Council Has No Clear Majority”

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”

Coombs Announces Bid for Second Term in Longmont

Mayor Dennis Coombs announced his re-election bid. He said some of the main issues facing the council now are the rollout of Longmont’s fiber network and considering the options presented by the city’s affordable housing task force. Note: It’s interesting that Coombs feels the work force housing task force’s recommendations are top priority. Compare hisContinue reading “Coombs Announces Bid for Second Term 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”