Category Archives: Gov’t Affairs

Longmont: Council Approves Main Street Station Partnership

The City Council agreed to share the risk and enter into a public-private partnership to build Phase 1 of the South Main Station development at 150 Main Street. The project will change the look and feel of Main Street by … Continue reading

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Longmont: New Apartment Project Approved

The Longmont City Council gave initial approval for the Copper Peak apartment complex north of Walmart at the intersection of Main Street and Colo. 66. The ordinance amends the Longmont Area Comprehensive Plan to allow for multi-family structures on that … Continue reading

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Boulder: Linkage Fee Phasing Source of Debate

The City Council recently discussed the timeline for adding linkage fees to new commercial projects to help fund affordable housing. Fees are typically applied when a developer applies for building permits, but what about projects that have already been through … Continue reading

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Boulder: Espinoza Announces for Legislature

Angelique Espinoza, Public Affairs Director for the Boulder Chamber and a former Boulder City Council member, announced Thursday that she will seek election to the Colorado House of Representatives. If elected in November 2016, Espinoza, a Democrat, would represent House … Continue reading

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NAR Supports Employee Housing Bill

Representative Nydia Velazquez (New York City) has introduced H.R. 480, “Housing America’s Workforce Act”. This bill creates a tax incentive for businesses to encourage more employers to offer employee assisted housing benefits to their employees. Employer Assisted Housing programs have … Continue reading

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FHFA Improves Note Sale Program

On March 2 the Federal Housing Finance Agency enhanced requirements for sales of non-performing loans by Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae (the GSEs).  In a letter last year NAR raised concerns that this disposition strategy gives investors an advantage over … Continue reading

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Construction Defects Call to Action

House Bill-1260 “Change Wildfire Mitigation Tax Deduction To Credit” was introduced on March 4 with its first hearing scheduled in the Finance Committee on March 24. The bill changes the wildfire mitigation income tax deduction to an income tax credit. … Continue reading

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CAR: Legislative Update

Senate Bill-177 “Construction Defects” CAR Position: Support. CAR staff had hoped to see the bill move forward by now. Although it was introduced on Feb. 10 it hasn’t been scheduled for its first hearing on the Senate side because the … Continue reading

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Littleton Voters Will Have to Approve Urban Renewal

Littleton voters approved ballot measures reforming urban renewal in the City following a special election, making it the only Colorado municipality to require voter permission for urban renewal. Voters will have to approve the use of tools such as tax … Continue reading

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Take the Transportation Survey

The North Front Range Metropolitan Planning Organization is conducting outreach as part of the adoption process for the 2040 Regional Transportation Plan. Please take the MPO’s survey using this link 2040 Transportation Survey to provide input on important transportation issues … Continue reading

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