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Longmont City Council Encourages Residents to Provide Public Comment from Their Homes
*** Please note that this may no longer be current information. For current information, please visit our main Coronavirus page. ***
UPDATE TUES 3/17/2020:
Due to the latest guidance from the CDC, the public will not be allowed into the Council meeting on March 17 because the Council, plus City Manager and recording staff is the maximum allowed to gather. Council will no longer be considering the Longmont Public Media presentation nor the second hearing on the Special Districts. Both of these items will be postponed. The public is encouraged to submit comments ahead of the meeting online.
In order to protect residents, staff, and elected officials due to COVID-19, Longmont residents are urged to provide public comment remotely by submitting their comments to City Council in writing, or via video or phone message in place of personally attending a City Council meeting.
The City Council will hold their regularly scheduled meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, at the Longmont Public Library, Rooms A and B. However, the public will not be allowed into the meeting space, due to new recommendations from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about the maximum number of people allowed to occupy the same space.
Residents wishing to address the Council may submit their comments no later than 5 p.m. the day of the meeting in three different formats:
- In writing via a form on the City’s website.
- In video format by uploading a video to the same form on the City’s website.
- By phone message at 303-774-4399.
Comments are limited to 3 minutes per person and must be submitted by 5 p.m. the day of the meeting. All comments submitted by the deadline will be read or played into the record by staff during the meeting.
City staff will be working with City Council to ensure that agendas are limited to essential topics. Topics that are controversial or those requiring additional community involvement will be tabled to a future meeting date.
The weekly Council agendas are posted on the City’s website, as are instructions for other methods through which residents can connect with their elected officials. City Council meetings are live-streamed and can be viewed on the City’s YouTube channel, on LongmontPublicMedia.org, or on Comcast Xfinity Channel 8/880HD.
UPDATE TUES 3/17/2020: Special Districts and Longmont Public Media postponed
Per the press release posted 03/16/2020 7:16 PM about Citywide facility closures, Council will no longer be considering the Longmont Public Media presentation nor the second hearing on the Special Districts. Both of these items will be postponed. The public is encouraged to submit comments ahead of the meeting online.