We are committed to preserving and enhancing our unique community.
Many people who shop at Wal-Mart and other big box stores never consider their actions in a larger community context. We hope that these pages can help bring some of the larger issues to light. We believe that an informed, active, citizenry ensures a town that reflects our community values.
Please check these pages often, as new information continues to come in.
URGENT: Please take a few minutes to thank the four council members who voted against the annexation. You can find addresses, e-mail and phone numbers for Mr. Block, Mr. Lange, Mr. McCoy and Mr. Brown by clicking on City Council. INSIST that they do not weaken their stance on upholding our quality of life benchmarks. Pass this request on to friends and neighbors.
DECISION: At one minute to midnight, Tuesday November 13th, Longmont City Council voted 4-3 to NOT annex 28 acres for a Super Wal-Mart. Thanks to all involved in this campaign...
IT IS FINALLY HERE! Wal-Mart annexation decision will be before council Tuesday, November 13th. We need your voice and/or presence to convince council to vote NO. Bring friends, neighbors, significant others! Council is located on the lower level in the Civic Center, 350 Kimbark, in Longmont. Meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. The Wal-Mart comment period will probably be later than that, but please try to attend as much of the meeting as possible. Your presence is crucial, even if you donÕt speak. To assure yourself a speaking slot, sign up before 7:00.
New as of October 22nd: The Wal-Mart annexation decision will not be until after the elections. Planning and Zoning thinks maybe November 13th. If you haven't done so, vote: McCoy, Lange, Block, Langley (write in candidate in Ward 2, call for instructions voting: 303-682-5007).
New as of Sept. 10th: Wal-Mart's second traffic study was sent back to them by Planning and Zoning due to deficiencies. If we are having this much trouble with a traffic study, what is it going to be like working with them to fill the empty Wal-Mart? 10,000++ car trips per day just don't make sense on Hover St., so I think they are hoping that our Planning and Zoning staff won't really look at their stuff.
Also, Keith Langley is running as a write-in candidate against Greg Winger this November. He is against the Wal-Mart. For more info. about helping him, contact Keith at: 303-682-5007.
Action as of September 10th: Please attend as many council meetings as you can through October 9th. Council meetings start at 7:00 p.m., every Tuesday, in the Council Chambers, downstairs at 350 Kimbark. Even if you don't speak, your presence is important! If you can speak, even just a word or two, even better! If you want to speak you should arrive around 6:45 to sign in, sometimes, they also allow you to speak on an impromptu basis.
Also, letters, phone calls, and personal visits with your city council representatives are very important. Find them at: City Council. Letters to the editor at the Times-Call are also important. Find out how to submit one at: 303-776-2244.
New: Week of August 20: Planning and Zoning has asked Wal-Mart to resubmit their traffic study and include more detail. This is slowing things down, and we are now thinking that council will make their decision on September 25th. Wal-Mart's lawyer and traffic engineer basically told council on August 21st to "lower their own standards regarding traffic." Why don't you come tell council what to tell them....
New:Consensus and strategy from August 6th community meeting Please come join us! Speak at City Council, or just be present. Also, letters, phone calls, and personal visits with your city council representatives are very important. Find them at: City Council. Letters to the editor at the Times-Call are also important. Find out how to submit one at: 303-776-2244.
New: Week of August 6th: Public Meeting on Wal-Mart Super
Center. Monday night, August 6th at 7:00 p.m. Library, room A. 350
Jeff Milchen, founder of the Boulder County Independent Business Alliance and the new American IBA, will speak on the importance of maintaining a strong base of independent businesses for promoting economic vitality, community character and democracy. Milchen will also expose some of the hidden economic and social costs that accompany proliferation of chain businesses.
We hope to have a staff member from the Planning and Zoning Department come to answer general questions about the annexation and approval process.
New, week of July 23rd: Wal-Mart has applied for annexation of the 20 acre parcel. Council will probably decide in the next few weeks or so. It is important to contact council by letter, phone, or come to council meetings. You may speak for five minutes, but you must come a little early to sign up. Meetings start at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers, downstairs in the Civic Center at 350 Kimbark in Longmont.
Letter to City Council
Link to City Council Directly
Longmont's Comprehensive Plan
Articles and Studies: