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Posted on: May 12, 2022

Water conservation tip of the week

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We would like to ask for your increased efforts to limit outdoor water use to help conserve regional water supplies.

TIP OF THE WEEK: Let grass grow longer before cutting it. 

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Posted on: May 3, 2022

What do you love about Lafayette?

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What inspires you to live in Lafayette - and love where you live? Share your thoughts through May 31 and enter for a chance to win $50 in Chamber Bucks.

Let us know what you think... City News
Posted on: April 12, 2022

Updated request - Delay and save

updated request to delay irrigation

April 28, 2022, update:

We would like to ask for your increased efforts to limit outdoor water use. 

As of April 20, the City is seeing our typical residential winter water usage (~two million gallons/day) double, and usage jumped to five million g...

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Water conservation tips and programs... City News
Posted on: April 21, 2022

Wildfire awareness and Open Space

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Learn about wildfires, the steps Lafayette is taking to protect the community and Open Space, and what residents can do to be prepared

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Posted on: May 10, 2022

New traffic configuration on South Boulder Road

South Boulder Road Multimodal Improvement Project map showing a traffic shift westbound

Starting Wednesday, May 11, westbound South Boulder Road traffic will have one through travel lane and one left turn only travel lane. This is a temporary westbound traffic configuration on South Boulder Road at Saratoga and Merlin. Please prepare for del...

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Posted on: May 10, 2022

Deadline extended for grant funding to help preserve your historic home or building

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Grants are available for up to $2,000 for Lafayette buildings 50 years or older. The money can be used to support maintenance, repair, or restoration.

Apply by May 23... City News
Posted on: May 4, 2022

Maintaining visibility at intersections

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To help protect pedestrians, bicyclists, and vehicles in our neighborhoods, an unobstructed line of sight at residential intersections is necessary to maintain safety. As we enter the growing season, it’s important for residents to be aware of their respo...

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Posted on: May 9, 2022

Read the May Lafayette Connection newsletter

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El boletín La Conexión de Lafayette

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Posted on: May 5, 2022

Citywide street sweeping starting May 9

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Street sweeping will begin on the east side of Old Town and move to the west side of Old Town, followed by the areas south of Baseline Road, finishing with all streets north of Baseline Road. This work will start on May 9 and takes a few months to complet...

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Public Works
Posted on: May 9, 2022

Short-term rental considerations for new zoning regulations

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The City of Lafayette’s zoning regulation prohibits short-term rentals, though dozens operate throughout the city today. As a result, the City is embarking on a public process to determine the conditions under which short-term rentals could be a...

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Posted on: April 15, 2022

Lafayette Urban Renewal Authority announces the Project Hopscotch Scholarship

News Flash announcing application process for Project Hopscotch Scholarship

The Lafayette Urban Renewal Authority is excited to announce a $2,000 Project Hopscotch Scholarship opportunity for Lafayette resident high school students. This scholarship will assist with the financial obligations of a Lafayette resident high school st...

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Posted on: May 3, 2022

What is City Council working on? May 3 meeting recap

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Stay engaged and keep informed of the issues your Lafayette elected officials are working on by following the City Council Meeting Recap.

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Posted on: May 5, 2022

May 7 is National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day

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Wildfire Community Preparedness Day is a national campaign to help residents learn about wildfire risks and what can be done on and around properties to protect against the threat of wildfires. Studies show that measures taken at the home and in the area ...

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Watch ways to make your home & community safer... City News
Posted on: April 7, 2022

Free Mulch Giveaway Event April 16 and May 7

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Did you ever wonder what happens to the branches the City collects during Spring Cleanup? They’re turned into mulch! 

Lafayette residents can grab mulch during the free Mulch Giveaway event on Saturday, April 16 and May 7, from 9am to 1pm at the S...

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Posted on: April 25, 2022

Introducing the City’s new poet laureate

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The City of Lafayette poet laureate was appointed on Tuesday, April 19, to ZBassSpeaks, also known as Z, by Mayor Mangat and City Council. Z is a multilingual, twin-spirited Indigenous writer and performer.

As the City’s Poet Laureate, Z will ser...

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Posted on: April 18, 2022

Have a positive impact on your Lafayette community!

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Help guide the future of your community by serving on a City Board or Commission. The following positions are currently available. These committees typically meet once per month and act as resident advisors to City Council.

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Posted on: April 19, 2022

Lafayette City Council declares April 19 as Astronaut Jessica Watkins Day in Lafayette, Colorado

Picture of Jessica Watkins at NASA

UPDATE April 27, 2022:

Jessica Watkins and the NASA Commercial Crew successfully launched early this morning and are scheduled to dock this evening around 8:15pm EST. You can view the launch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSHGHIXzxEM  

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Review full biography on NASA's website... City News
Posted on: April 21, 2022

Routine fire hydrant flushing to run through May

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The Public Works Department will be flushing fire hydrants from April 18 through mid-May. Hydrant flushing clears out sediment from water lines which helps improve water quality and maintains the municipal water system health. It also supports the City’s ...

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City News
Posted on: April 20, 2022

Cities of Lafayette and Louisville collaborate to support small business

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Lafayette and Louisville City Councils considered additional ways to support their many small businesses and decided last fall to enhance the hands-on assistance provided by the Boulder Small Business Development Center (SBDC). The communities held a seri...

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Posted on: April 8, 2022

Citywide concrete maintenance to begin April 18

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Work will begin on April 18 and last approximately 60 days. Residents may notice orange, red, or yellow locate markings in neighborhoods indicating the location of underground utilities which is required by law to mark before work begins. Keene Concrete w...

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Public Works
Posted on: April 14, 2022

Art Night Out is back - and better than ever!

Art Night Out in Lafayette 2022

After a two-year pandemic interruption, the City is thrilled to announce Art Night Out is resuming with an unsurpassed line-up of art vendors, live music, street performers, food trucks, and wine and beer. Join your friends and neighbors every second Frid...

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Posted on: March 24, 2022

Tier 2 water regulation violation notification | Notificación de infracción

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You received a letter this week informing you of a violation. This is not a boil water notice and does not require you to take any action.  All...Read on...

READ the notification letter... Public Works
Posted on: March 15, 2022

City of Lafayette named the 4th safest small city in Colorado

City of Lafayette named 4th safest small city in Colorado

MoneyGeek analyzed crime statistics and the City of Lafayette was named 4th safest small city in Colorado with a population between 30,000-100,000

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Posted on: March 18, 2022

Three Cart Program - proposals simplified | Programa de los tres carros: propuestas simplificadas

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In December 2021, Republic Services and Western Disposal submitted proposals to be considered for the City’s Three Cart waste hauling contract which exp...

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Posted on: February 19, 2021

S. Boulder Road Multimodal Improvement Project

Construction Update newsflash

S. Boulder Road Multimodal Improvement Project

Roadway improvements for drivers, pedestrians, and bikers along S. Boulder Road began in March. 

On Sept. 8, traffic on 120th Street, south of the intersection at S. Boulder Road, has been reduced to a...

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Posted on: November 16, 2021

Sign up for utility eBilling

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Electronic billing, or eBilling, allows customers to receive utility bills from the City quickly and more securely, and avoids hassles and delays associated with paper bills and mail delivery. The City's online system also provides customers the ...

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Posted on: July 22, 2020

Ride Free Lafayette

Ride Free Lafayette

There’s a new way to get around the City of Lafayette, and it’s free to use!

Boulder County Transit is now offering Ride Free Lafayette, a free, on-demand, door-to-door bus service that connects people to places within the City of Lafay...

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Posted on: April 7, 2021

Shop local Lafayette

Shop local

Support Lafayette businesses and City services by shopping locally! 

Lafayette businesses are vibrant pillars in our community. They provide us with goods and services and allow the community to flourish. Many local businesses have been hit hard b...

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City News
Posted on: January 21, 2021

Local and regional vaccination resources | Recursos locales y regionales de vacunación

Vaccine newsflash

Vaccine locations

Find a vaccine provider by contacting your healthcare provider, pharmacy, clinic, or go to www.Vaccines.gov. The COVID-19 vaccine is free for everyone 5 and older. You don’t need ID or insurance to get vaccinated. Learn...

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City News
Posted on: January 24, 2022

New website accessibility tool

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We're working to ensure all community members, including people with disabilities, are able to access City information and have a positive user experience.

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