Council should create an ad hoc advisory committee of volunteer technical experts who live and work in Longmont, to advise on issues beyond the expertise of city staff or council. Members would be tasked to provide recommendations that don’t rise to the level of requiring outside consultants.

  • Longmont should enter into an Inter-Governmental Agreement with its surrounding neighbors to prevent “big box” chains from pitting one city against the other for special consideration in locating within communities. Revenue sharing of sales taxes would be based upon costs to the hosting community and by recorded zip codes of shoppers.
  • Longmont should investigate tax abatement strategies for local small businesses that provide living wages and benefits, so that a more level playing field is established with price-competitive large chains.