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Posted on: September 21, 2017

Oil and gas development information and resources

The Lafayette City Council is committed to exercising their limited municipal regulatory authority to minimize oil and gas impacts on the community. Oil and gas development is an activity regulated at the state level. Existing state law - solidified by Co...

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Posted on: September 21, 2017

Stormwater rate increase to go into effective October 1, 2017

What is stormwater?

Stormwater is generated when rain or snow melt flows over streets and land to the storm drainage system. The City of Lafayette is committed to administering a proactive stormwater management program to improve the flow of runoff enterin...

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9/5 Stormwater Fund presentation to City Council.. City News
Posted on: September 18, 2017

Registration now open for the annual Window Painting Contest

Window Painting

Open to children grades K-10, Lafayette residency is not required. Space is limited. Winners in each grade category will receive prizes and awards. Local artists will judge the paintings. Participants provide acrylic paint and supplies as detailed in inst...

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Posted on: September 18, 2017

Apply for an opening on the Historic Preservation Board

Interested in serving on the Historic Preservation Board?  The Board meets on the first Monday of each month at 6:30 PM in the Council Chambers at City Hall.    

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. &nb...

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Posted on: September 13, 2017

City Council Candidate Forums to be held on September 25 and October 11

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City Council Candidate Forums

Two Candidate Forums are scheduled to introduce Lafayette voters to the 15 City Council candidates, help residents better understand the candidates’ platforms, and assist voters to make more informed decisions.Both f...

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City of Lafayette ELECTIONS page.... City News
Posted on: September 5, 2017

Work to begin September 18 on the 111th Street drainage and widening project

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In partnership with the Urban Drainage and Flood control District (UDFCD), the City of Lafayette will begin work on the construction of a drainage culvert north of the Police Department on 111th Street. This project will also include widening of 111th Str...

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Posted on: September 1, 2017

Be an informed voter this election season

Vote

This election season, Lafayette registered voters will be voting on five (5) ballot issues and electing four (4) City Councilors. It is important for voters to be educated about the issues before casting votes.  Please refer to the City's electio...

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City of Lafayette ELECTION webpage... City News
Posted on: March 30, 2017

The new Lafayette Farmers Market runs every Thursday through Sept 28

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An exciting collaboration with Boulder County Farmers Markets (BCFM) will offer Lafayette residents a new, weekly, producer-only farmers market beginning June 8. BCFM’s three decades of experience supporting local agriculture and making fresh products ava...

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More info at cityoflafayette.com/FarmersMarket ... City News
Posted on: September 13, 2017

Call for See & Respond artists and poets

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(Update 9/18/17 - The poetry deadline has been extended from September 15 to September 28) Call for Artists and Poets!  The Lafayette Cultural Resources announces a Call for Artists and Poets for the 2017 See & Respond Art Show.  The...

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Posted on: September 10, 2017

Mayor Pro Tem Gustavo Reyna honored at the 2017 Multicultural Awards Banquet

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Lafayette's Mayor Pro Tem Gustavo Reyna was recognized at the 2017 Multicultural Award Banquet on September 9 for his efforts to make a difference in the community.  This awards celebrates people of color who have made significant contributions i...

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Posted on: August 30, 2017

Next "Chat with City Council" event to be held on October 26

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Each year the Lafayette City Council hosts a series of chat sessions that run September through May. The format is a casual group conversation that may be prompted by a specific topic, but always includes participant-led questions and discussions. These m...

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Posted on: August 29, 2017

Recycling and composting benefits from the 2017 Peach Fest

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Congratulations Lafayette! Here are the benefits from striving for Zero Waste at the 2017 Peach Festival.  Follow the link below to view an in depth description of these calculations.

RESOURCES IMPACTThe Peach Festival recovered:

  • 2704 pounds of mat...
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Posted on: August 18, 2017

Lafayette featured on 9News

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Follow the link below to read the 9News story which features some of the characteristics that make Lafayette such a wonderful community. 

Why This Town Outside Boulder is so Much More Than a Suburb

Though it could be easily dismissed as just anothe...

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LAFAYETTE featured on 9News..... City News
Posted on: August 9, 2017

Emerald ash borer detected in Lafayette

This week, the Colorado State Forest Service confirmed evidence of the invasive tree pest emerald ash borer (EAB) within Lafayette city limits. This detection is located in an existing Boulder County quarantine area established by the Colorado Department ...

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Posted on: August 9, 2017

Sign up for the Boulder County Severe Weather Alert Notification System

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The Lafayette Police Department would like to remind you of Boulder County's free emergency alert system through Everbridge.  This system is for residents of Boulder County to be notified of emergency situations in a variety of ways.  Th...

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Posted on: July 7, 2017

Hot temperatures may impact area water taste

With a prolonged string of temperatures at or surpassing 90 degrees this summer, the water temperature in the reservoirs has raised to the point where an algae bloom has occurred. As algae die off, these small plants release natural compounds that give th...

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Posted on: July 7, 2017

Old Town Building Permit Moratorium in effect as of July 5

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Old Town Building Permit Moratorium in Effect as of July 5, 2017

In response to concerns raised by residents living in Lafayette’s Old Town district regarding residential redevelopment and a desire to maintain the unique character of the Old Town...

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VIEW the Old Town area map.... City News
Posted on: June 29, 2017

Lafayette Connection Newsletter - Summer 2017 Edition

Summer 2017 covers

The Summer edition of the Lafayette Connection Newsletter is available online in a digital format or as a downloadable pdf.  Residential water customers will receive a copy of the newsletter in their June/July water bill.  The Lafayette ...

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READ the Lafayette Connection Newsletter... City News
Posted on: March 2, 2017

Oil and gas wells in Lafayette

Oil and Gas map 2017

Many residents have inquired about the location of oil and gas wells in Lafayette. The link below will allow you to download a map that illustrates the location of existing well sites within Lafayette city limits.There have been no new wells drilled in La...

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DOWNLOAD the Lafayette Oil and Gas Well Map.... City News
Posted on: February 24, 2017

Equal protection under the law

In December 2016 the Lafayette City Council adopted Resolution 2016-96 affirming the City’s commitment to ensure equal protection and services for all residents and to build a diverse, inclusive, and just community. Read a Spanish version of Res...

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