Category Archives: Gov’t Affairs

NISP Officials Need to Hear from YOU

The Army Corps of Engineers is holding public hearings to gather input on the Northern Integrated Supply Project (NISP) Environment Impact statement. Opponents of the project have already announced their intent to delay the project as long as they can. … Continue reading

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Greeley: Cash in Lieu Report Released

BBC Research & Consulting has finished its study of Greeley’s Cash in Lieu (CIL) water policy. The consultants say the volume of water Greeley requires from residential developers is very close to the average across the region.  However, “the cost … Continue reading

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Greeley: City Working to Improve Development Review Process

Like other municipalities in Northern Colorado, Greeley is seeing an increase in development activity. The Community Development Department is working to improve its development review process. Director Brad Mueller said the City is trying a new tactic — bringing developers … Continue reading

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Greeley: Greeley Joins 34 Coalition

The City Council approved the City’s participation in the newly formed Highway 34 Coalition. Weld County, Evans, Garden City, Loveland, Windsor and Johnstown are also in the process of joining the effort. CDOT encourages the creation of regional alliances because … Continue reading

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Loveland: Council Approves DDA Development Plan

The City of Loveland took another step towards creating a Downtown Development Authority, approving a resolution approving the DDA’s development plan. The development plan includes a conceptual list of projects, including a plaza at 5th and Lincoln and “quiet zone” railroad … Continue reading

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Loveland: City to Increase Building Division Staff

The City Council approved an ordinance to add staff responsible for permitting and building inspections. Construction of new single-family homes is on the rise and has exceeded the City’s projections. Building activity currently exceeds the five year average, with more … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Upholds Fair Housing Act

On June 25 the Supreme Court affirmed the Fair Housing Act, which was passed in 1968 to combat housing discrimination by holding that the law allows not only claims for intentional discrimination but also claims that cover practices have a … Continue reading

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Senators Introduce Transportation Bill

A bipartisan group of senators has introduced legislation that would spend $275 billion over the next six years on the nation’s roads, as Congress rushes to prevent an interruption in federal infrastructure spending next month. The measure, known as the … Continue reading

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Study Says Energy Measures Don’t Deliver

According to a surprising study published by the University of Chicago, home efficiency measures such as installing new windows or replacing insulation deliver such a small fraction of their promised energy savings that they may not save any money over … Continue reading

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Help for Small Businesses

Regulation A+ took effect on June 19. Regulation A+ is part of the rulemaking that encompasses the JOBS Act of 2012, which is designed to increase capital-raising opportunities for small businesses. Regulation A+ makes it easier for small businesses to … Continue reading

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