Council Hosts Los Alamos County Town Hall Tuesday Aug. 3

Los Alamos County Council members from left, David Reagor, Sara Scott, David Izraelevitz, Vice Chair James Robinson, Chair Randall Ryti, Denise Derkacs and Sean Williams. Courtesy/LAC


The Los Alamos County Council is hosting a Town Hall 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 3 in Council Chambers, 1000 Central Ave., in downtown Los Alamos.

Councilor David Reagor will serve as moderator for this Town Hall.


The intended purpose of this Town Hall is to provide an opportunity for landowners and small business owners to discuss challenges and opportunities for entrepreneurs and business owners doing business in Los Alamos County. This is in the context of recent initiatives such as rezoning, vacancy fees, LEDA (Local Economic Development Act) and MRA (Metropolitan Redevelopment Area). Starting a small business and/or owning property in Los Alamos County can present significant challenges. Hopefully council will be able to identify some actions or initiatives that can be taken to help local landowners and small businesses, which in turn will be of benefit to the citizens of Los Alamos County.

“Ground Rules”

Each speaker will be given time for a presentation with a following Q&A. This is intended to be a positive and constructive interaction. Questions from the audience will be 1-2 minutes in length. Council asks that all interactions be considerate and respectful towards all involved. Notes will be taken and will be made available to all interested parties after the town hall. Each speaker will give a presentation, followed by Q&A. 

Suggested presentation outline:

  • Background;
  • Type of property or business; and
  • Challenges/opportunities.


  • 6-7:30 p.m. – Los Alamos County Landowners
    • presentation times TBD 
  • 7:30-9 p.m. – Los Alamos County Small Business Owners
    • Each speaker will have 10 minutes for presentation and 5 minutes for Q&A.

The Council thanks the community for its willingness to invest time and energy to this first Town Hall. This is in keeping with the American tradition of participatory government. Your voice, thoughts and opinions are important and will be treated as such.