Category Archives: Gov’t Affairs

President Signs Flood Insurance Bill

On Friday, March 21 President Obama signed the “Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act” into law. This law repeals FEMA’s authority to increase premium rates at time of sale or new flood map, and refunds the excessive premium to those who … Continue reading

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Proposed Initiative to Cut Severance Taxes for Towns with Bans

Municipalities that prohibit oil and gas drilling would be barred from receiving severance taxes if Coloradans approve a ballot initiative being pushed by Reps. Frank McNulty and Jerry Sonnenberg. Front Range cities including Boulder, Broomfield, Fort Collins, Lafayette and Longmont … Continue reading

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Colorado Association of Realtors Legislative Update

HB-1259 “Transfer General Fund Moneys to the State Highway Fund” CAR Position – Monitor. Rep. Brian DelGrosso’s bill, which would put $100 million in the State’s highway fund, doesn’t have much support from the General Assembly’s Leadership. In a meeting … Continue reading

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Berthoud to Wait on Changes to Growth Map

Berthoud’s attorney asked the Planning Commission to separate revisions to the Town’s GMA map from the Comprehensive Plan revisions until an Intergovernmental Agreement can be signed with Larimer County. Bell said the Town needed time to finish an acceptable agreement … Continue reading

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Boulder County FasTracks Update

The goal of RTD’s Northwest Area Mobility Study (NAMS) was to determine transit priorities for the Northwest corridor, taking into consideration that conditions have changed since voters passed the FasTracks initiative in 2004. The results show that bus rapid transit … Continue reading

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House Passes Flood Insurance With Amendments

On March 4, 2014, the House voted 306-91 to approve the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act (H.R. 3370) with amendments. The House amendments further reign in and hold the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) accountable for the Biggert-Waters implementation issues. … Continue reading

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Candidate List Growing for 4th Congressional District Seat

The list of Republican candidates scrambling to fill Congressman Cory Gardner’s seat is growing.  Weld County Commissioner Barbara Kirkmeyer and Larimer County businessman Steve Laffey join State Sen. Scott Renfroe and District Attorney Ken Buck, both of Weld County, who … Continue reading

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Elected Officials push for extension on I-25 Grant

The North I-25 Coalition, a group of elected officials from jurisdictions along the highway, is continuing to fight for funding to expand I-25 — when they’re not busy fighting with each other and CDOT.  At the group’s most recent meeting … Continue reading

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Greeley Council Approves Windy Gap Resolution

On March 4 the City Council approved an agreement between the City and Northern Water for the Fourth Phase of the Windy Gap Firming Project. It included approval for environmental and other permitting, engineering studies, preliminary design and land acquisition. … Continue reading

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Greeley Opposes Public Trust Doctrine Initiative

Richard Hamilton, a retired aquatic microbiologist from Fairplay, is renewing his efforts to introduce a ballot initiative to ask voters to enact the public trust water doctrine in Colorado. The notion that the public has an inherent interest in free-flowing … Continue reading

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