It’s funny how things come around to bite in the end. Last year, Longmont scoffed at the idea of joining an effort to pool sales tax within Boulder County in an effort to stop towns from luring commercial development to borders to help pad sales tax coffers. Now Longmont is peeved at its Weld County counterpart Firestone for extending its borders too aggressively. Firestone extended its planning area to Longmont’s eastern border. Working with Boulder County governments wouldn’t have stopped this—but have you ever heard of karma?
What’s Next: Firestone will continue to map out the development it wants along the Longmont border while Longmont fumes.