Longmont Voters Not in Favor of Funding a Competitive Pool and Ice Rink

Big Waves Board Members, Vaughn Bigelow and Joseph Perrotto, met with Mayor Brian Bagley on April 9th of this year to express their support for a Competitive Pool to be funded by a combination of $45.5 million dollar Revenue Bond and .18% Sales and Use Tax.  Both Bigelow and Perrotto further presented their support to the Longmont City Council members on both the evenings of April 9, 2019 and  May 7, 2019.  Based a high amount of public support at both meetings, Magellan Strategies was contracted thereafter by the City of Longmont to conduct a poll involving 300 Longmont residents between April 24-25, 2019 in order to gauge the public’s interest in the development of a pool/ice rink at a to be determined location within Longmont.  The survey came back with 55% of the residents polled who were in favor of such a facility.  Longmont City Council then voted in favor of placing this as a ballot item to be voted on in the November 5, 2019 election.  Unfortunately, voters chose not to vote in favor of a competitive pool/ice rink as it was defeated by a margin of 28%.  This is certainly a set back but not a complete defeat!  The City of Broomfield continues to move forward with the development of their own aquatics center which is both water polo friendly and expected to be up and running by the Summer of 2020.  Big Waves will continue to move forward with pushing Longmont as well as other Colorado municipalities to build pools to accommodate the sport of Water Polo.  Stay tuned!

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