Update on How to Save the Longmont Triathlon

save-longmont-tri-1For background on the cancellation of the Longmont Triathlon, and what supporters can do, read this article.

Here is an update this morning, from Longmont Masters Swim Team:

An update regarding the Triathlon. 11 people attended and spoke at the Parks and Rec. Advisory board mtg. last night in support of saving the Longmont Triathlon. The board was very grateful for our attendance and feedback. Many of them stated that many points were raised that they were totally unaware/uneducated about. They highly encouraged us to attend the City Council mtg. tonight, as it is the Council that has the power to re-instate the race. For those that are planning on attending and would like to speak, they recommended arriving earlier than 7 pm to sign in. They will call people to speak in the order in which they are signed in. They also reminded that comments are limited to 5 minutes, and they will cut you off promptly beyond that. If you are unable to attend, and would like your opinion to be heard, it was suggested that you put it in writing and send it along to the meeting with someone that will be attending. Andrew Howell has offered to take letters with him if you would like to email something to him.

The Longmont City Council meetings are held in the Council Chambers located in the Civic Center at 350 Kimbark Street, Longmont, CO 80501.

According to the city’s website, “You are welcome to speak to Council on any issue, including items not on the agenda, if you sign up in advance. A sign up sheet appears just outside the doors of the Council Chambers by 6:45 p.m., and is picked up by the City Clerk just prior to the meeting being called to order at 7:00 p.m. Every speaker needs to indicate the issue or agenda item number(s) they wish to address on the sign up sheet. The Mayor will call the names listed for those wishing to speak at “First Call – Public Invited to Be Heard” part of the meeting. Only those on the list will be invited to speak at the first ‘Public Invited to Be Heard.’ “

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