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Longmont: Motion to Reconsider Inclusionary Zoning Fails

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

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Boulder: Council to Pursue Affordable Housing Sales Tax

At a study session the City Council confirmed its desire to set a goal of 10 percent for affordable housing units (rental and owned). Using this number, it means currently Longmont would need 3,800 housing units to meet this goal. In her opening remarks, Kathy Fedler the City’s Housing and Community Investment Manager, noted “We… Continue reading Boulder: Council to Pursue Affordable Housing Sales Tax

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Longmont: Council Wants Rail

The City Council passed a resolution proposed by Mayor Coombs and Councilmember Joan Peck asking RTD to complete the Northwest Rail Line as originally proposed in the FasTracks ballot initiative approved by voters in 2004. Longmont taxpayers have paid $39.5 million to RTD for FasTracks thus far. All the other FasTrack rail corridors have been… Continue reading Longmont: Council Wants Rail

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Should Longmont Create More Affordable Housing?

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?