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  • Regular meeting

    • FCTV Broadcast | Transmisión FCTV
    • In-person attendance is allowed at location listed on agenda. | Se permite la asistencia en persona en el lugar que figura en la agenda.
    • Remote attendance is available | La asistencia remota está disponible
    • Spanish interpretation is unavailable at this meeting | La interpretación en español no está disponible en esta reunión.

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The City of Fort Collins will make reasonable accommodations for access to City services, programs, and activities and will make special communication arrangements for persons with disabilities. This includes language access to all individuals who have a limited ability to speak, read, write, or understand English by providing interpreters free of charge and translation of vital documents for persons who utilize the City's services. Please call 221- 6515 (V/TDD: Dial 711 for Relay Colorado) for assistance.


La ciudad de Fort Collins coordinará todo lo necesario para el acceso a los servicios, programas y actividades de la ciudad, y organizará aspectos especiales en relación con la comunicación para personas con discapacidades. Esto incluye servicios de idiomas para todas las personas que tengan capacidades limitadas para hablar, leer, escribir o comprender el idioma inglés, por medio de intérpretes sin cargo y la traducción de documentos vitales para las personas que utilizan los servicios de la ciudad. Llame al 221-6515 para recibir asistencia (V/TDD: Marque 711 para comunicarse con el sistema de retransmisión de Colorado).

Mayor and Council

Jeni Arndt, Mayor

Jeni Arndt


Susan Gutowsky, Councilmember<span class='hidden-xs'>,</span> District 1

Susan Gutowsky

Councilmember District 1

Julie Pignataro, Councilmember<span class='hidden-xs'>,</span> District 2

Julie Pignataro

Councilmember District 2

Tricia Canonico, Councilmember<span class='hidden-xs'>,</span> District 3

Tricia Canonico

Councilmember District 3

Melanie Potyondy, Councilmember<span class='hidden-xs'>,</span> District 4

Melanie Potyondy

Councilmember District 4

Kelly Ohlson, Councilmember<span class='hidden-xs'>,</span> District 5

Kelly Ohlson

Councilmember District 5

Emily Francis, Councilmember<span class='hidden-xs'>,</span> District 6

Emily Francis

Councilmember District 6
(Mayor Pro Tem)

The Fort Collins City Council is comprised of six district Council members who are elected on a non-partisan basis for a term of four years, and a Mayor who is elected at-large for a two-year term. The Mayor Pro Tem is chosen from among the entire Council and serves a term of two years.

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2024-2026 City Council Priorities#

Every two years, following a Council election, the newly seated Council identifies priorities and confirms strategic direction. 

Not everyone in our community has access to healthy, stable housing, and we are currently not meeting our affordable housing production goal. Limited highly competitive funding, rapidly increasing costs, long development timelines, and historic under-production of housing units have led to severe housing availability and affordability issues in Fort Collins and many areas around the State of Colorado.

Obstacles and barriers exist that impede access to services for our underserved community members. We need to work with our regional partners and invest in a robust and accessible safety net to create conditions where one is not needed. Existing oil and gas wells in and around Fort Collins cause harmful pollution and have negative environmental and human health impacts.

Market factors, limited tools and programs, ownership patterns and rising development costs hinder us from accelerating our goal for everyone to have daily goods, services and transit within a 15-minute walk or bike ride from their home.

Good jobs and opportunities for economic mobility are missing for many in our community, particularly those from underserved and underrepresented populations. Processes related to doing business in the City of Fort Collins can be unclear, unnecessarily complex, and unfriendly to business customers.

Fort Collins is currently missing the nearby infrastructure needed to meet its commitments to becoming a Zero Waste and Carbon Neutral community. Policies and programs for diverting material away from landfills are dependent upon viable, community-scale facilities for recycling, composting, and other waste diversion actions.

Building energy use accounts for over 2/3 of the community emissions inventory; vehicle transportation emissions account for 25%; small engines (such as lawn and garden equipment) contribute to both local Greenhouse Gas emissions and air pollution; and the North Front Range is in a severe non-attainment zone for air quality under the Clean Air Act. Without significantly reducing emissions from these sectors, it will be impossible to improve air quality and meet Council-adopted climate goals.

Resilient water resources and healthy watersheds depend on complex systems and a diverse network of relationships and regional partners. The water utility of the future must incorporate a One Water approach to deliver equitable solutions to meet the future challenges of water scarcity, quality and affordability.

Multiple departments and funding sources are necessary to implement the Active Modes Plan and Vision Zero Plan, with an emphasis on Safe Routes to School.

In accordance with the voter-approved ballot measure, the City acquired the 164-acre Hughes site in summer 2023. After conducting initial general public outreach and identifying conflicting interests and desires, Council will engage in an inclusive process to develop a site plan for future use.

Our evolving community and ever-changing media/communications landscape requires an innovative approach to reduce barriers and ensure everyone has access to timely, relevant and accurate information and opportunities to connect with their local government and community in meaningful ways.

Although small parts of the Charter get reviewed and updated on a regular basis, due to changes in state laws and election procedures, there is a need to modernize and update the City Charter, which has not been done in a comprehensive way in over 25 years.

Strategic Plan#

The 2024 City of Fort Collins Strategic Plan reflects the input of engaged community members, businesses, partner organizations, the Mayor and City Councilmembers, and City staff.

Community Dashboard#

The City of Fort Collins Community Dashboard offers a quarterly snapshot of the community's progress in attaining key outcomes. This Dashboard reinforces the City of Fort Collins' steadfast commitment to accountability and continuous improvement.

Council Compensation#

In the November 2022 election, Fort Collins voters passed a Charter amendment to base Council compensation on the Area Median Income (AMI) for the Fort Collins/Loveland area for a single-person household, adjusted annually. Per the ballot language, the amounts are:

  • Mayor: 75% of AMI
  • Mayor Pro Tem: 60% of AMI
  • Councilmembers: 50% of AMI

As of July 1, 2024, Councilmembers receive the following annual compensation:

  • Mayor: $62,400
  • Mayor Pro Tem: $49,920
  • Councilmembers: $41,600

Email Transparency

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About Email Transparency#

Under the Colorado Open Records Act (CORA) all emails to and from City Council are subject to public disclosure, with limited exceptions. To promote transparency, emails will be visible in an online archive, unless the sender puts #PRIVATE in the subject line of the email. However, the City of Fort Collins can't guarantee that email to or from Council marked "#PRIVATE" will remain private. Generally, the online archive will be updated twice a week.

Anti-Discrimination & Anti-Harassment Policy#

The Mayor and City Council are committed to providing an environment that exemplifies the highest standards of ethical behavior, treats others with dignity and respect and is known for its honesty, inclusivity and transparency. Adopted in 2023, the Fort Collins Anti-Discrimination, Anti-Harassment Policy (“Policy”) embodies the City Council’s commitment to prevent and address discrimination; harassment, including sexual harassment; and retaliation. Discrimination, harassment, and retaliation in the workplace are against the law and will not be tolerated. 

Through adoption, implementation, and enforcement of this Policy and through continuing education and training provided by or through the Human Resources Department (“HR”), the Fort Collins City Council seeks to prevent, address, and correct behavior that violates this Policy.

Read the policy

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Council Expenses#

Council expense data is available to the public in the City’s open data portal.

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