Category Archives: Gov’t Affairs

Fort Collins: Council Approves Resolution to Develop Land Bank Property

For the first time since the City’s land bank was created in 2001, an affordable housing program may be developed on land bank property. Tuesday night the City Council approved a resolution authorizing staff to move forward on the contract … Continue reading

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Berthoud: Candidate List Finalized for Election

On April 5 Berthoud voters will select a new mayor and four new trustees. The Board consists of a mayor and six trustees. Only (retired Realtor) Pete Cowdin has announced for mayor but there are nine candidates for four trustee … Continue reading

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Berthoud: Two Taxes on April Ballot

The Berthoud Trustees asked staff to add two tax proposals to the April 5th municipal ballot. The first proposal would create a 3 percent lodging tax on rooms rented in Berthoud for less than 30 consecutive days. Staff says hotels … Continue reading

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Longmont: Changes to Impact Fees

On Jan. 26 The City Council directed staff to draft an ordinance revising two impact fees for new development — the Public Building Investment Fee and Transportation Community Investment Fee — as recommended by City consultants. These fees hadn’t been … Continue reading

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Real Estate Implications of Federal Budget

Congress has passed and the President has signed into law, to fund the Federal Government for Fiscal Year 2016. The new legislation, known as the omnibus appropriations bill, will put an end to the series of stop-gap funding measures known … Continue reading

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State: Transportation Bonding Bill Will Return in 2016

Last year the Northern Colorado Legislative Alliance lobbied for a bill to reauthorize bonds to pay for transportation in our state. The bill failed because it was introduced too late and there was no time to build a coalition of … Continue reading

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State: Should Gallagher Be Changed?

Building a Better Colorado (BBC), a bi-partisan effort to address some of Colorado’s biggest challenges, has been going around the state gathering input on three main issues: the constitutional initiative process, TABOR and the State budget and the lack of … Continue reading

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Colorado Association of Realtors: CAR Joins Coalition

The Colorado Association of REALTORS has joined a coalition in support of the Governor’s proposal to create a separate enterprise for the Hospital Provider Fee. (HPF). Since the HPF was created unintended consequences are now impacted the State’s budget because … Continue reading

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Loveland: Will City Ask for New Tax?

In December, the City Council got its first look at a proposal from the Recreation Department to build a new 60,000 SF rec center in northwest Loveland. Residents and consultants say the Chilson Rec Center is crowded and lacks amenities. The … Continue reading

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