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Gun laws part of city council, commissioner joint meeting

Transportation, development also on agenda
A selection of guns for sale at Grandpa's Pawn and Gun in Longmont in June 2020.


Gun violence will be one topic of a wide-ranging joint meeting between the Longmont City Council and the Boulder County Commissioners Thursday evening.

The meeting, which is open to the public, will begin at 5:30 p.m. the Longmont Public Library Rooms A & B, 409 Fourth Avenue.

Council member Tim Waters said he submitted several agenda items to be discussed with the commissioners today, including the topic of gun violence. However, he wants the talks to steer clear of ordinances and focus more on community solutions to reduce gun violence. "It's about the culture," Waters said. Talks have to be "deep and broad."

His suggested agenda topic is: "Beyond ordinances; reducing the risk of gun and other forms of violence."

The commissioners in August passed five gun control ordinances  which have drawn lawsuits from gun rights advocates. 

Mayor Joan Peck said the commissioners will likely be quizzed about the status of the suits. “I am there to listen,” Peck said. “I will be curious to see what our councilors will say.”

Peck declined to describe the status of Longmont’s proposed gun control measures. 

The council and commissioners will discuss other topics:


  • Child care and early learning in Boulder County — scale of challenge, ideas for response.
  • Residential development
  • Status of current and future efforts for unhoused residents.
  • Current and future regional transportation projects
  • Opioid concerns


CLARIFICATION: This updated story includes comments from Tim Waters concerning a discussion about gun violence between the city council and the county commissioners