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?
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 his… Continue reading Coombs Announces Bid for Second Term in Longmont
The Work Force Housing Task Force formed after the repeal of inclusionary zoning finally finished its work and provided the City Council with a report full of recommendations. The most significant item on the list was a new sales (0.07 percent) or property tax (0.95 mills) that would raise $1 million a year for affordable… Continue reading Longmont Task Force Recommends Tax for Housing