Category Archives: Gov’t Affairs

House Passes Bill to Rein in EPA

On September 9, 2014, the House voted 262-152 to pass HR 5078, the ‘Waters of the U.S.’ Regulatory Overreach Protection Act by Reps. Steve Southerland (FL) and Nick Rahall (WV).  The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed to redefine most water … Continue reading

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NAR Concerned About Guarantee Fees

On September 8, 2014, NAR submitted comments to FHFA in response to its Request for Input on the guarantee fees (g-fees) that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the government-sponsored enterprises or Enterprises) charge lenders; and to raise concerns about implementation … Continue reading

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Poll Shows Public Supports Highway Tolls

Seventy-nine percent of U.S. residents would support increasing the use of tolls on the nation’s roads to help for new transportation projects, according to a poll Thursday by an infrastructure group. The survey, which was conducted by HNTB Corp., found … Continue reading

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How Can the South Platte Basin Meet Future Water Needs?

A plan to address the predicted future water supply deficit in Northern Colorado calls for reuse of water among other recommendations. Northern Colorado is part of the South Platte Basin. A group of state House and Senate lawmakers and members … Continue reading

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Greeley: Council Approves Access Purchase for Bellvue Pipeline

The City Council approved an ordinance to allow the City to acquire access rights across private property for the Bellvue water transmission pipeline project. The access is needed to construct and maintain the Bellvue water transmission pipeline and perform testing, … Continue reading

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Loveland: City Solicits Resident Input on 287 Corridor

The City has been working since January on a strategic plan for the U.S. 287 corridor through Loveland and is ready to share some conceptual visions with residents. The city’s Community and Strategic Planning Division has scheduled two open houses … Continue reading

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Loveland: Council Approves Funding for Tourism Authority Application

The City Council approved an ordinance that provides $175,000 in funding for consultants to develop the application for the Regional Tourism Authority to the State Economic Development Commission. The funding will be used to hire consultants to complete a Northern … Continue reading

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Fort Collins: City to Appeal Fracking Ruling

The Fort Collins City Council voted 6-1 to appeal the ruling by a district judge overturning the five year fracking moratorium in the City. Following Longmont’s lead, the resolution passed by the Council directs staff to request a stay on the … Continue reading

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Longmont: LAR Endorses Cory Gardner

The Longmont Association of REALTORS’ Board of Directors voted to support Cory Gardner for the US Senate, following a recommendation from the Government Affairs Committee. The endorsement is based on the following rationale: “Congressman Gardner has demonstrated his commitment to … Continue reading

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Planning for Longmont’s Future Water Needs

A capital improvements program to ensure Longmont can continue to provide enough drinking water to its residents at build out would cost more than $214.7 million over the coming 20 years. This figure includes the cost of repairing damages caused … Continue reading

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