Category Archives: Gov’t Affairs

Boulder County: Domenico Re-elected

Cindy Domenico easily defeated challengers Randy Luallin and Kai Abelkis in the District 3 County Commissioner race. The Longmont Association of REALTORS (LAR) had supported Luallin, a Libertarian, because of his positions on issues such as open space and land … Continue reading

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CARPAC Donates to Transit Alliance

At its fall business meetings CARPAC approved a $10,000 donation to the Transit Alliance. The Alliance “is an influential public-advocacy organization that works to enhance communities and people’s lives by cultivating a healthy, resilient and more sustainable lifestyle by supporting … Continue reading

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CAR Joins Homeownership Opportunity Alliance (HOA)

CAR Vice President for Public Policy Ted Leighty will join the executive committee of HOA, an organization that is advocating for the construction defects legislation to encourage builders to develop more condominiums and townhomes. Earlier this week CAR’s political action … Continue reading

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CAR Will Become Stakeholder in Home Inspector Legislation

The Legislative Policy Committee determined that CAR should be a stakeholder in the effort to license home inspectors but not the primary group pushing for the measure. According to CAR President David Barber, Senator Nancy Spence has already agreed to … Continue reading

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DORA Recommends Licensing of Home Inspectors

After a sunrise review this year, the Department of Regulatory Agencies has concluded that home inspectors, like other professionals involved in real estate transactions, should be licensed. The report included examples of consumers harmed by the conduct of home inspectors … Continue reading

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3 Local Associations Ask EPA to Withdraw Water Rule

Following a recommendation from NAR, the Greeley, Longmont and Loveland-Berthoud Associations sent letters to the EPA encouraging the agency to withdraw the rule known as the “Waters of the United States”. NAR has been lobbying against the proposal for several … Continue reading

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Greeley: City Slows Impact Fee Review Process

Assistant City Manager Victoria Runkle says that the City will postpone a work session scheduled for October 28th regarding updated impact fees to allow for more discussion. Concerns have risen in particular regarding the transportation, fire and the water and … Continue reading

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Fort Collins: Consultants Offer Affordable Housing Recommendations

Economic & Planning Systems (EPS) has released a housing affordability policy study for the City of Fort Collins Social Sustainability Department.  EPS says that the problems facing the City are “modest” at this point, noting that households with an income … Continue reading

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Lyons: Town Faces Policy Decision re Replacement Housing

The Lyons Board of Trustees announced a plan last month to build 60 housing units for residents whose homes were destroyed by the flood. Now the Trustees are up against a December deadline for grant proposals but are getting flak … Continue reading

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Longmont: City to Receive Additional Flood Grants from State

The City Council approved agreements with the State to provide additional grants to residents affected by last year’s floods using Community Development Block Grants for Disaster Recovery (CBDG-DR). One of the programs assists homeowners with home repairs and offers reimbursement … Continue reading

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