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 theContinue reading “Longmont: A Host of Familiar Faces Running for Council”

Longmont: City to Regulate Home Marijuana Grows

The City Council hasn’t decided if it wants to lift the ban on pot shops in Longmont since Council member Jeff Moore was absent from last week’s meeting. However, the Council did accept staff’s recommendation to regulate residential marijuana grows. City Manager Harold Dominguez said the staff fields regular complaints, primarily regarding smells. When ColoradoContinue reading “Longmont: City to Regulate Home Marijuana Grows”

Longmont: Message Ordinance Approved

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 leaseContinue reading “Longmont: Message Ordinance Approved”

Longmont: Council Commits to Windy Gap

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 DirectorsContinue reading “Longmont: Council Commits to Windy Gap”

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: REALTORS Oppose Mandatory Composting

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 requireContinue reading “Longmont: REALTORS Oppose Mandatory Composting”

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”

Santos Will Run Again in Longmont

Longmont Mayor Pro tem Gabe Santos stopped by LAR recently to announce his candidacy for City Council. Santos first came to the Council in January 2008. “I’m happy with the council that is currently seated and believe there’s still a lot of work that needs to be done,” Santos said. In discussing the court casesContinue reading “Santos Will Run Again 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”