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Discussions with Brian Bagley, Mayor of Longmont.

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Podcast: Talk With The Mayor – Episode 11

Brian Bagley – Photograph by Mark Ivins Mayor Brian Bagley and Longmont Observer Publisher Scott Converse and sit down to talk about the Mayor’s record, what he’s accomplished during his tenure as a council member and as Mayor and why he’d like you to re-elect him in November. Some of the topics covered include: Foster thriving economySolve our emergent homeless and transient problem Plan for smart growth Safeguard our waterProtect residential neighborhoods from heavy industry such as frackingEstablish common sense affordable housing solutionsEducation, especially pre-k educationTransportationEnvironment and Climate Change concerns (and the cities 100% renewable goals)GunsImmigration and how it affects our Latino communityNew city facilities like the Aquatics & Performing Arts Center ideasDealing with the city’s growth and the associated congestion that comes with itSustainability/Growth/Development, especially the St. Vrain corridor How much do you value the Longmont Observer?...

63 MIN2019 SEP 24
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Podcast: Talk With The Mayor – Episode 11

Podcast: Talk With The Mayor – Episode 10

Longmont Mayor Brian Bagley (left) and Longmont Observer Publisher Scott Converse (right) Longmont Mayor Brian Bagley and the Longmont Observer’s publisher, Scott Converse, sit down and talk about a range of subjects including how the twice-annual open forum works, economic incentive programs, quiet zones (or as the Mayor prefers to call them ‘Safety Zones’), prairie dogs, smoking bans, new fire stations, Indian sweat lodges, cannabis stores, light rail, affordable housing and more. How much do you value the Longmont Observer? As Longmont’s only nonprofit newsroom, our only vested interest is to supply you with quality, nonpartisan, community-driven, Longmont-focused journalism. But, we need your help. We depend on our members to help us report Longmont news and to keep our journalism available and accessible by all. If you value what we do at the Longmont Observer, please show us with your support. Yes, I'll Donate Today

46 MIN2019 JUL 16
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Podcast: Talk With The Mayor – Episode 10

Podcast: Talk With The Mayor – Episode 9

Mayor Brian Bagley This months Talk With The Mayor podcast, with Longmont’s Mayor Brian Bagley and the Longmont Observer’s Publisher, Scott Converse covered a range of subjects: The local initiative to create a Performing Arts Center The ‘aquatics’ (swimming and hockey) center proposal being talked about around town and how the might relate to a larger rec center for the city. The “Visioning’ project that’s been happening that addresses things like the recently created Opportunity Zone, the river corridor, and other areas of Longmont effected by growth and development, with a wide range of city leaders, developers, environmentalists, and city staff. The recently approved almost half million dollar budget of Visit Longmont. Policing and Body Cameras. A reasonably deep dive into the current state of Water and were Longmont is at around ensuring it’s supply. How much do you value the Longmont Observer? As Longmont’s only nonprofit newsroom, our only vested interest is to suppl...

40 MIN2019 MAR 13
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Podcast: Talk With The Mayor – Episode 9

Podcast: Talk With The Mayor- Episode 8

Our monthly Talk With The Mayor podcast for February. Mayor Brian Bagley and Longmont Observer Publisher Scott Converse talk about a broad range of topics including… the City Councils annual offsite that was recently held Pre-K child care Main street corridor River corridor Homelessness and efforts the city is working toward Low-income housing Inclusionary housing Metro Tax Districts The 2-minute rule The 100% renewable by 2030 goal and the next 3-4 years City Communications with the community and how they do it Affordable housing – the mobile home park co-op and a loan to Thistle The recent expansion of Police in schools and some concerns the Mayor has about it Wear Red day A facebookmessage about the discord in our society today The Longmont Observer is supported by readers like you and it is through your donor contributions that we are able to provide our community Longmont focused news. With your help we are able to make podcasts, such as this one, to fulfill our mission of ed...

44 MIN2019 FEB 8
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Podcast: Talk With The Mayor- Episode 8

Podcast: Talk With The Mayor- Episode 7

Mayor Brian Bagley and Longmont Observer Publisher, Scott Converse, talk about guns in Longmont, the Windy Gap water project, the new Inclusionary Housing rules being developed by the council, the city’s budget and a range of related items to the budget, homelessness in Longmont and the Coordinated Entry program, one of the city’s answers to addressing homelessness and one of the Mayor’s favorite topics: A possible swimming and ice rink and facility. How much do you value the Longmont Observer? As Longmont’s only nonprofit newsroom, our only vested interest is to supply you with quality, nonpartisan, community-driven, Longmont-focused journalism. But, we need your help. We depend on our members to help us report Longmont news and to keep our journalism available and accessible by all. If you value what we do at the Longmont Observer, please show us with your support. Yes, I'll Donate Today

46 MIN2018 OCT 16
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Podcast: Talk With The Mayor- Episode 7

Podcast: Talk With The Mayor – Episode 6

Episode 6 of the Longmont Observers Monthly Talk With The Mayor Podcast. This month’s topics include: – An updateon the Sister Cities initiative and a new city/nation being added to Longmont’s list of partners. – Some background on a presentation and meeting between City Council and the developers in Longmont building new housing. – A perspective on the $2 million dollar 2019 budget shortfall. – The $32 million dollar infrastructure bond issue that will be on the ballot in November. – More on prairiedogs. – And more! Emailscott@longmontobserver.orgif you’d like us to ask the Mayor a question. We’ll be happy to add it to our monthly podcast list of queries. The Longmont Observer is supported by readers like you and it is through your donor contributions that we are able to provide our community Longmont focused news. With your help we are able to make podcasts, such as this one, to fulfill our mission of educating and informing our Longmont community. Click here to Become a...

39 MIN2018 AUG 23
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Podcast: Talk With The Mayor – Episode 6

Podcast: Talk With The Mayor – Episode 5

Our monthly talk with Longmont’s Mayor, Brian Bagley, touched on several topics: – Kids and bike ramps – The Untax Food effort – Inclusionary Housing – Homelessness – Marijuana Shops – Oil and Gas proposed state laws – State Politics and Governor candidates Brian Bagley, Longmont Mayor, speaks during the oil and gas public forum held on May 15, 2018. (Mark Ivins / Longmont Observer) The Longmont Observer is supported by readers like you and it is through your donor contributions that we are able to provide our community Longmont focused news. With your help we are able to make podcasts, such as this one, to fulfill our mission of educating and informing our Longmont community. Click here to Become a Member today

46 MIN2018 JUL 4
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Podcast: Talk With The Mayor – Episode 5

Podcast: Talk With The Mayor– Brian Bagley- June 4th 2018 – Episode 4

Todays Talk With The Mayor is shifting focus a bit from video to audio/podcast format. Subscribe to the Longmont Observer podcasts by clicking here. Many of our members have told us that they prefer to listen vs. watching a video. You can listen to a podcast while driving, working, or doing other things that you can’t do easily with a video. Brian Bagley, Longmont Mayor, speaks during the oil and gas public forum held on May 15, 2018. (Mark Ivins / Longmont Observer) Today’s questions for the mayor are: The council’s recent retreat and your take on what came out of it (goals, aspirations, observations). The changes being made to the city’s planning and zoning rules. -Density and use of resources based on that density. Affordable housing (in particular… ADU’s —LA did this. Also, Boulder is expanding ADUs, for instance, 20% ‘saturation’ with up to 5000 new unit’s possible- plus…removal of all parking requirements). Thoughts on Longmont’s rules? The oil and gas agreement. W...

39 MIN2018 JUN 7
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Podcast: Talk With The Mayor– Brian Bagley- June 4th 2018 – Episode 4

Podcast: Talk With The Mayor – Brian Bagley – Episode 2

This is the Podcast/Audio-Only version of Episode 2 of Talk With The Mayor – Brian Bagley. There is a video version of the interview available here. The Longmont Observer has a regular sit down interview with the mayor of Longmont on the first Monday of each month. This month, Brian Bagley, Mayor of Longmont, and Scott Converse, publisher of the Longmont Observer, discuss the issues that the residents of Longmont want to know about. This month Brian and Scott discussed: The new Friday Morning ‘get together’ now held the week before each regular session of the Longmont City Council – what it’s about and why they’re doing it. Like the informal meetings at Mike O’Shey’s held after council meetings, the public is invited. The Boulder County District Attorney’s race between Mike Foote and Michael Dougherty. The case of Longmont City Council campaign spending rules violations that saw both Mr. Bagley and Sarah Levison fined $200 and $16,000, respectively. A Letter To The Editor s...

40 MIN2018 APR 6
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Podcast: Talk With The Mayor – Brian Bagley – Episode 2

Podcast: Brian Bagley-Talk With The Mayor Episode 1

The Longmont Observer’s monthly Talk With The Mayor podcast with Scott Converse, publisher of the Longmont Observer and Brian Bagley, Mayor of Longmont, Colorado.

31 MIN2018 MAR 26
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Podcast: Brian Bagley-Talk With The Mayor Episode 1
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Latest Episodes

Podcast: Talk With The Mayor – Episode 11

Brian Bagley – Photograph by Mark Ivins Mayor Brian Bagley and Longmont Observer Publisher Scott Converse and sit down to talk about the Mayor’s record, what he’s accomplished during his tenure as a council member and as Mayor and why he’d like you to re-elect him in November. Some of the topics covered include: Foster thriving economySolve our emergent homeless and transient problem Plan for smart growth Safeguard our waterProtect residential neighborhoods from heavy industry such as frackingEstablish common sense affordable housing solutionsEducation, especially pre-k educationTransportationEnvironment and Climate Change concerns (and the cities 100% renewable goals)GunsImmigration and how it affects our Latino communityNew city facilities like the Aquatics & Performing Arts Center ideasDealing with the city’s growth and the associated congestion that comes with itSustainability/Growth/Development, especially the St. Vrain corridor How much do you value the Longmont Observer?...

63 MIN2019 SEP 24
Comments
Podcast: Talk With The Mayor – Episode 11

Podcast: Talk With The Mayor – Episode 10

Longmont Mayor Brian Bagley (left) and Longmont Observer Publisher Scott Converse (right) Longmont Mayor Brian Bagley and the Longmont Observer’s publisher, Scott Converse, sit down and talk about a range of subjects including how the twice-annual open forum works, economic incentive programs, quiet zones (or as the Mayor prefers to call them ‘Safety Zones’), prairie dogs, smoking bans, new fire stations, Indian sweat lodges, cannabis stores, light rail, affordable housing and more. How much do you value the Longmont Observer? As Longmont’s only nonprofit newsroom, our only vested interest is to supply you with quality, nonpartisan, community-driven, Longmont-focused journalism. But, we need your help. We depend on our members to help us report Longmont news and to keep our journalism available and accessible by all. If you value what we do at the Longmont Observer, please show us with your support. Yes, I'll Donate Today

46 MIN2019 JUL 16
Comments
Podcast: Talk With The Mayor – Episode 10

Podcast: Talk With The Mayor – Episode 9

Mayor Brian Bagley This months Talk With The Mayor podcast, with Longmont’s Mayor Brian Bagley and the Longmont Observer’s Publisher, Scott Converse covered a range of subjects: The local initiative to create a Performing Arts Center The ‘aquatics’ (swimming and hockey) center proposal being talked about around town and how the might relate to a larger rec center for the city. The “Visioning’ project that’s been happening that addresses things like the recently created Opportunity Zone, the river corridor, and other areas of Longmont effected by growth and development, with a wide range of city leaders, developers, environmentalists, and city staff. The recently approved almost half million dollar budget of Visit Longmont. Policing and Body Cameras. A reasonably deep dive into the current state of Water and were Longmont is at around ensuring it’s supply. How much do you value the Longmont Observer? As Longmont’s only nonprofit newsroom, our only vested interest is to suppl...

40 MIN2019 MAR 13
Comments
Podcast: Talk With The Mayor – Episode 9

Podcast: Talk With The Mayor- Episode 8

Our monthly Talk With The Mayor podcast for February. Mayor Brian Bagley and Longmont Observer Publisher Scott Converse talk about a broad range of topics including… the City Councils annual offsite that was recently held Pre-K child care Main street corridor River corridor Homelessness and efforts the city is working toward Low-income housing Inclusionary housing Metro Tax Districts The 2-minute rule The 100% renewable by 2030 goal and the next 3-4 years City Communications with the community and how they do it Affordable housing – the mobile home park co-op and a loan to Thistle The recent expansion of Police in schools and some concerns the Mayor has about it Wear Red day A facebookmessage about the discord in our society today The Longmont Observer is supported by readers like you and it is through your donor contributions that we are able to provide our community Longmont focused news. With your help we are able to make podcasts, such as this one, to fulfill our mission of ed...

44 MIN2019 FEB 8
Comments
Podcast: Talk With The Mayor- Episode 8

Podcast: Talk With The Mayor- Episode 7

Mayor Brian Bagley and Longmont Observer Publisher, Scott Converse, talk about guns in Longmont, the Windy Gap water project, the new Inclusionary Housing rules being developed by the council, the city’s budget and a range of related items to the budget, homelessness in Longmont and the Coordinated Entry program, one of the city’s answers to addressing homelessness and one of the Mayor’s favorite topics: A possible swimming and ice rink and facility. How much do you value the Longmont Observer? As Longmont’s only nonprofit newsroom, our only vested interest is to supply you with quality, nonpartisan, community-driven, Longmont-focused journalism. But, we need your help. We depend on our members to help us report Longmont news and to keep our journalism available and accessible by all. If you value what we do at the Longmont Observer, please show us with your support. Yes, I'll Donate Today

46 MIN2018 OCT 16
Comments
Podcast: Talk With The Mayor- Episode 7

Podcast: Talk With The Mayor – Episode 6

Episode 6 of the Longmont Observers Monthly Talk With The Mayor Podcast. This month’s topics include: – An updateon the Sister Cities initiative and a new city/nation being added to Longmont’s list of partners. – Some background on a presentation and meeting between City Council and the developers in Longmont building new housing. – A perspective on the $2 million dollar 2019 budget shortfall. – The $32 million dollar infrastructure bond issue that will be on the ballot in November. – More on prairiedogs. – And more! Emailscott@longmontobserver.orgif you’d like us to ask the Mayor a question. We’ll be happy to add it to our monthly podcast list of queries. The Longmont Observer is supported by readers like you and it is through your donor contributions that we are able to provide our community Longmont focused news. With your help we are able to make podcasts, such as this one, to fulfill our mission of educating and informing our Longmont community. Click here to Become a...

39 MIN2018 AUG 23
Comments
Podcast: Talk With The Mayor – Episode 6

Podcast: Talk With The Mayor – Episode 5

Our monthly talk with Longmont’s Mayor, Brian Bagley, touched on several topics: – Kids and bike ramps – The Untax Food effort – Inclusionary Housing – Homelessness – Marijuana Shops – Oil and Gas proposed state laws – State Politics and Governor candidates Brian Bagley, Longmont Mayor, speaks during the oil and gas public forum held on May 15, 2018. (Mark Ivins / Longmont Observer) The Longmont Observer is supported by readers like you and it is through your donor contributions that we are able to provide our community Longmont focused news. With your help we are able to make podcasts, such as this one, to fulfill our mission of educating and informing our Longmont community. Click here to Become a Member today

46 MIN2018 JUL 4
Comments
Podcast: Talk With The Mayor – Episode 5

Podcast: Talk With The Mayor– Brian Bagley- June 4th 2018 – Episode 4

Todays Talk With The Mayor is shifting focus a bit from video to audio/podcast format. Subscribe to the Longmont Observer podcasts by clicking here. Many of our members have told us that they prefer to listen vs. watching a video. You can listen to a podcast while driving, working, or doing other things that you can’t do easily with a video. Brian Bagley, Longmont Mayor, speaks during the oil and gas public forum held on May 15, 2018. (Mark Ivins / Longmont Observer) Today’s questions for the mayor are: The council’s recent retreat and your take on what came out of it (goals, aspirations, observations). The changes being made to the city’s planning and zoning rules. -Density and use of resources based on that density. Affordable housing (in particular… ADU’s —LA did this. Also, Boulder is expanding ADUs, for instance, 20% ‘saturation’ with up to 5000 new unit’s possible- plus…removal of all parking requirements). Thoughts on Longmont’s rules? The oil and gas agreement. W...

39 MIN2018 JUN 7
Comments
Podcast: Talk With The Mayor– Brian Bagley- June 4th 2018 – Episode 4

Podcast: Talk With The Mayor – Brian Bagley – Episode 2

This is the Podcast/Audio-Only version of Episode 2 of Talk With The Mayor – Brian Bagley. There is a video version of the interview available here. The Longmont Observer has a regular sit down interview with the mayor of Longmont on the first Monday of each month. This month, Brian Bagley, Mayor of Longmont, and Scott Converse, publisher of the Longmont Observer, discuss the issues that the residents of Longmont want to know about. This month Brian and Scott discussed: The new Friday Morning ‘get together’ now held the week before each regular session of the Longmont City Council – what it’s about and why they’re doing it. Like the informal meetings at Mike O’Shey’s held after council meetings, the public is invited. The Boulder County District Attorney’s race between Mike Foote and Michael Dougherty. The case of Longmont City Council campaign spending rules violations that saw both Mr. Bagley and Sarah Levison fined $200 and $16,000, respectively. A Letter To The Editor s...

40 MIN2018 APR 6
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Podcast: Talk With The Mayor – Brian Bagley – Episode 2

Podcast: Brian Bagley-Talk With The Mayor Episode 1

The Longmont Observer’s monthly Talk With The Mayor podcast with Scott Converse, publisher of the Longmont Observer and Brian Bagley, Mayor of Longmont, Colorado.

31 MIN2018 MAR 26
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Podcast: Brian Bagley-Talk With The Mayor Episode 1
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