Category Archives: Gov’t Affairs

Legislative Update

The 2015 legislative session has officially ended. The Democrats held the majority in the House and the Republics controlled the Senate so neither party was able to get everything it wanted. Two key bills supported by CAR — home inspector … Continue reading

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Greeley: Learn What It Takes to Run for Office

The Greeley Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the City of Greeley, Aims Community College, Greeley Evans School District 6 and the Weld Clerk and Recorders Office is holding a Candidates Academy on May 20. The Academy is free and … Continue reading

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Loveland: REALTOR Appointed to DDA Board

Sharon Cook, a REALTOR with C3 Real Estate Solutions on E. 4th Street, was appointed by the Loveland City Council as a Downtown Development Authority (DDA) Board member. The DDA was approved by voters in a special election earlier this … Continue reading

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Loveland: Comp Plan Taking Shape

Recently staff provided an update for the City Council on the revisions to the comprehensive plan known as Create Loveland. The plan focuses on nine key elements, including a downtown renaissance, revitalizing older neighborhoods, existing urban centers, corridors and gateways, … Continue reading

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Boulder: One More Affordable Housing Fee

The Boulder City Council unanimously approved an ordinance implementing linkage fees (approximately $2 to $9 PSF depending on type of use) for new commercial development to pay for affordable housing. The fees will be phased in and will not apply … Continue reading

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EPA Sends Controversial Water Regulations to White House

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sent to the White House’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB) its controversial regulation to redefine the extent of its authority over U.S. water bodies for final review and approval. This proposed regulation would place … Continue reading

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Repatriation Highway Funding Bill Finally Introduced

Senators Rand Paul (R-KY) and Barbara Boxer (D-CA) introduced S. 981, the Invest in Transportation Act of 2015, which would tax up to $2 trillion in corporate revenue currently stored abroad to pay for domestic infrastructure projects. Specifically, the legislation … Continue reading

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Senate Committee Passes Transportation Bill

This morning the Senate Transportation Committee held a hearing on SB 272, “Authorize New Transportation Revenue Anticipation Notes,” a bill that would ask state voters to approve TRANS bonds (Transportation Revenue Anticipation Notes). TRANS was first passed by voters in … Continue reading

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Legislative Update

HB 1260 “Wildfire Tax Credit” CAR Position: Support This bill was amended because of its fiscal note. Instead, the amended version would give property owners double deductions for wildfire mitigation efforts. HB 1348 “Urban Redevelopment Fairness Act” CAR Position: Oppose … Continue reading

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Greeley: Sewer Bond Project Given Initial Approval

An $8 million bond project to fund improvements to the City’s sewer system was approved on first reading by the City Council. The sewer system is aging and in need of improvements since some of the system is over a … Continue reading

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