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President Issues Order on Flood Risk Standards

President Obama issued Executive Order 13690, “The Federal Flood Risk Management Standard” (FFRMS) at the end of January. The new federal flood risk standard requires all future federal investments in and affecting floodplains to meet the level of resilience as … Continue reading

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CDOT Director Advocates for Funding

CDOT’s Executive Director, Shailen Bhatt started his first tour of the state when he’d been in Colorado less than 24 hours. Clearly Mr. Bhatt, who came to Colorado from Delaware, is smart and informed. Without being prompted he pointed out … Continue reading

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Legislative Update

CAR has launched a Call to Action on Senate Bill 177 “HOA Construction Defect Lawsuit Approval Timelines” aka construction defects. This is the same bill CAR supported last year and the LPC voted to support this year’s bill with little … Continue reading

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Fix North I-25 Effort Gaining Attention

The Fix North I-25 Business Alliance website is now live: http://fixnorthi25.com/. Sign up to the support the effort and send a digital postcard to your friends. The good news is that thanks to the Coalition and the Fix North I-25 … Continue reading

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Greeley: City Poised to Launch Employer Housing Program

The City of Greeley is partnering with several of the City’s biggest employers to contribute up to $6,000 toward a down payment (or closing costs) for people who buy homes in the University District or the Redevelopment District as part … Continue reading

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Loveland: City Council Supports Regional Tourism Authority

If the State approves the grant application submitted by Go NoCO (see below) Loveland could get three new projects designed to generate more tourism:  1) Waterpark Hotel: a 300-room hotel, with an indoor-outdoor water park, a family entertainment center, spa … Continue reading

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Fort Collins: Candidate Slate for Municipal Election

CSU Professor Wade Troxell http://www.voteforwade.org who has served as the Council representative for District 4 for eight years, will face off against outdoors advocate Ward Luthi http://wardformayor.org in the mayoral race. Businessman and former mayor Ray Martinez http://www.rayforcouncil.com is running … Continue reading

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Longmont: REALTORS Oppose Mandatory Composting

Ed Regel, the Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Longmont Association of REALTORS told the City Council that the Association does not support mandatory composting at a study session last week. While incentives to encourage residents to compost … Continue reading

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Boulder: City to Regulate Residential Vacation Rentals

The Boulder City Council wants to regulate the use of residential properties for vacation rental – and it also wants owners to pay taxes. Research by City staff shows the practice has expanded in the last six years. In 2008, … Continue reading

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Boulder: Council Discusses Affordable Housing Linkage Fee

Does commercial development contribute to the housing demand more than other sectors of the economy?  How will a linkage fee affect commercial lease rates? The City Council should look at a more comprehensive approach. The affordable “horse” got out of … Continue reading

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