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Legislative Affairs, City Manager's Office

State and Federal legislation has wide-ranging impacts on the City of Longmont and its citizens. The Longmont City Council closely follows a variety of legislative issues.

The Colorado General Assembly meets from January through May each year. When the Assembly session, this page is regularly updated with information on legislation in a variety of policy areas to Colorado General Assembly Schedule.

Legislative Policy Positions

The Longmont City Council has adopted the Colorado Municipal League (CML) 2012 - 2013 Policy Statement (PDF, 273 kb) and the City of Longmont Water Principles (PDF, 153 kb) as well as the National League of Cities Federal Policy Statement (PDF, 3.48 MB).

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LEGISLATIVE TRACKING

Click on the link to view this Session's bills as of 2013:

Updated: 06/13/13

General Municipal Issues

Water Issues

 

2013 Federal Legislative Priorities as Defined by the National League of Cities:

Protect Municipal Bonds
As the Administration and Congress look for revenue to reduce the deficit and fund programs, the federal income tax exemption provided to interest paid on state and municipal bonds (debt) is under threat. In addition to increasing taxes, the federal government can raise revenue by expanding what is subject to being taxed (broadening the base); as an alternative to raising taxes, interest paid on bonds issued by local governments currently not taxed could lose their exemption from taxation. NLC opposes any attempt to eliminate or limit the traditional tax exemption for municipal bonds whether as a part of a deficit reduction plan, a push for comprehensive tax reform, or as an offset for new spending.
Fix The Nation's Broken Immigration System
America's immigration system is failing our cities and our economic future. It is time for Congress to acknowledge the economic vitality that immigration brings to this nation and adopt a reform policy that supports secure borders and a path to citizenship for the millions of immigrants currently contributing to our local and national economies. Comprehensive immigration reform will provide cities and towns with the support needed to integrate immigrants into their communities and allow them to make both cultural and economic contributions to the nation.
For information on immigrant integration efforts in local communities across the country, please visit NLC’s Immigrant Integration page.
End the Online Sales Tax 'Break'
At a time when cities have closed budget deficits but still face gaps for fiscal years 2012 and 2013, collecting owed sales taxes means more money for basic services, such as roads and police officers, without increasing the overall federal deficit. NLC urges support for legislation to simply allow state and local governments the flexibility to collect the taxes already owed to them on remote online purchases-not raising existing taxes or imposing new ones-thereby placing brick and mortar corner stores on a level playing field with online retailers and affording consumers more choice through fair competition.

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COMMUNICATION

Contacts:

Send comments about specific legislation to City of Longmont staff: Sandra Seader, Assistant City Manager.

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How the Federal Economic Stimulus Bill helped Longmont - The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 provided great opportunity to Longmont as the City received stimulus funds for critical City programs.

 

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