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The Longmont Leader accepts letters to the editor and op-eds for publication from community members, business leaders and public officials on local topics. Publication will be at the discretion of the editor and published opinions do not represent the views of The Longmont Leader or its staff. To submit a contribution, email info@longmontleader.com.
Laura Zavala: I am Laura Zavala and I support Josh Goldberg for Ward 1!

Laura Zavala: I am Laura Zavala and I support Josh Goldberg for Ward 1!

Dear Longmont, My name is Laura Zavala. I am a Mexican-American, Colorado native raised in beautiful Longmont.
David Hughes: Why Vote for Tim Waters for Longmont’s City Council?

David Hughes: Why Vote for Tim Waters for Longmont’s City Council?

Tim is extraordinary in his willingness and ability to lead. He has a lifetime of working with people as a teacher, a school principal, and Superintendent of Schools in Greeley.
Marta Moreno: Latino Leaders in support of Tim Waters

Marta Moreno: Latino Leaders in support of Tim Waters

The Latino community has been an integral part of Longmont since its inception. We understand and honor the commitment to progressive movements and leaders that have allowed those communities to flourish.
Gregory Iwan: Don't vote for anguish. Vote for attention. Vote for Josh Goldberg.

Gregory Iwan: Don't vote for anguish. Vote for attention. Vote for Josh Goldberg.

An op-ed in another journalistic vehicle today claimed that Tim Waters, candidate for the City Council seat for Ward One, has a handle on affordable housing. I beg to strongly differ.
Ruby Bowman: Goldberg cannot serve two masters

Ruby Bowman: Goldberg cannot serve two masters

Whether Josh Goldberg remains on the planning and zoning commission, or, if elected, serves on city council representing Ward 1, Goldberg should make a pledge to Longmont residents that he will recuse himself from participating in discussions or cast
Robert T. Hamilton: Josh Goldberg is needed

Robert T. Hamilton: Josh Goldberg is needed

I have seen Josh and his wife and my wife, and others who care, serving breakfast to the hungry. I have seen them skip their Christmas to provide Christmas for the poor and homeless.
Tom Briggs: Tim Waters for Council

Tom Briggs: Tim Waters for Council

Over thirty years’ experience as a public official (both at the political appointee and civil servant levels) or in the private sector interacting with senior public officials taught me many critical lessons about public life.
Ron Gallegos: Choosing Who Gets a Marijuana Retail License

Ron Gallegos: Choosing Who Gets a Marijuana Retail License

Longmont Marijuana license Applications are now under consideration. Now is a good time to stop and ponder, who we want to get the four new license and why. We have an opportunity at the outset to choose the license holders we want.
Edna Loehman: We are lucky - Tim Waters is highly qualified for Longmont City Council from Ward 1

Edna Loehman: We are lucky - Tim Waters is highly qualified for Longmont City Council from Ward 1

Watching the video of the Sustainability Forum recently sponsored by Longmont Observer, Eco-cycle, and SRL, I was impressed with Tim Waters for addition to the Longmont city council.
Ingrid Moore: Josh Goldberg has the most relevant experience

Ingrid Moore: Josh Goldberg has the most relevant experience

To those voters living in Ward 1, it’s in your best interest to vote in the special election ending on Feb. 27.