The year’s first City Council/Mayoral Forum took place at the Longmont Progressive Center this evening and featured questions covering a wide variety of topics posed to eight of Longmont’s candidates. 73 citizens (not including candidates) packed 723 Main for the standing room-only event moderated by John D’Amico.
Questions focused on such topics as affordable housing, small business climate, downtown and mall development, Latino-based issues, train noise and others. Due to the impressively sizable number of questions submitted online and in person at the event, not all questions were able to be addressed.
Candidates in attendance included:
- Sean McCoy (Ward 3)
- Ron Gallegos (At Large)
- Sarah Levison (At Large)
- Dennis Coombs (Mayoral)
- Paul Tiger (Ward 1)
- Suzzanne Painter (Ward 1)
- Brian Hanson (Ward 1)
- John Daniels (Ward 1)
Bonnie Finley (Ward 3) and Brian Bagley (Ward 1) were unable to attend due to prior commitments and current Mayor Bryan Baum and Council candidate Heath Carroll (At Large) declined their respective invitations to participate in the forum.