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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 the… Continue reading Longmont: A Host of Familiar Faces Running for Council

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Longmont: LAR Shares Housing Study

Amy Aschenbrenner, CEO of the Longmont Association of REALTORS® and Kyle Snyder of Land Title Guarantee Company, were invited to make a short presentation on the 2016 Longmont Housing Affordability Study on April 4. The report demonstrates that reasonably priced homes (both attached and detached) will soon be obsolete in some Boulder County communities. Of… Continue reading Longmont: LAR Shares Housing Study

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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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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 lease… Continue reading Longmont: Message Ordinance Approved

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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 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 Directors… Continue reading Longmont: Council Commits to Windy Gap

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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

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Longmont: Council Finalizes List of Proposed Affordable Housing Policies

On June 30 the Longmont City Council considered a list of possible affordable housing tools and selected the policies it wants staff to pursue. One thing the Council agreed on was that it wants to implement policies that can result in more units within a few years, rather than later. The Council decided not to… Continue reading Longmont: Council Finalizes List of Proposed Affordable Housing Policies

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Longmont: Council Considers Affordable Housing Goal

Recently the Longmont City Council considered its affordable housing policy in conjunction with of the Longmont Area Comprehensive Plan Update. After a lengthy discussion the Council agreed that its goal is to provide an additional 50-100 affordable units a year. They did not specify whether these would be rentals or units available for purchase by… Continue reading Longmont: Council Considers Affordable Housing Goal

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Longmont: New Apartment Project Approved

The Longmont City Council gave initial approval for the Copper Peak apartment complex north of Walmart at the intersection of Main Street and Colo. 66. The ordinance amends the Longmont Area Comprehensive Plan to allow for multi-family structures on that parcel by a 5-2 vote with Sarah Levison and Polly Christensen dissenting. Copper Peak will… Continue reading Longmont: New Apartment Project Approved