Category Archives: Gov’t Affairs

Boulder: Council Sends Message Re Historic Preservation

The City of Boulder is serious about its historic preservation regulations. This week the City Council ordered a homeowner in the Mapleton Hill area to rebuild a “historic” shed located in the backyard. The owner had removed the old coal … Continue reading

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Submit Your Comment on Proposed Water Regulations

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (The Corps) have issued a proposed rulemaking that redefines most water bodies as “waters of the U.S.”, which is a major change to the Clean Water Act.  If … Continue reading

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House Passes Mortgage Choice Act

On September 16, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 5461, a compendium of legislation that included H.R. 3211, The Mortgage Choice Act. H.R. 3211 addresses discrimination in the calculation of fees and points in the Qualified Mortgage Rule. The bipartisan legislation … Continue reading

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CAR Supports Hickenlooper

CAR’s Board of Directors, based in part on a recommendation by the CAR Political Action Committee (CARPAC) and a team of REALTORS who interviewed candidates for this race, announced its endorsement of John Hickenlooper for Governor. In addition, the REALTOR … Continue reading

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Denver Unveils Affordable Housing Plan

On October 6 the City of Denver released its five-year housing plan called Housing Denver. The document is essentially a comprehensive plan for housing. According to Mayor Michael Hancock Housing Denver is “the primary guide informing the city’s housing policies … Continue reading

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Weld County Proposes Novel Funding Idea for I-25

Weld County Commissioner Sean Conway surprised many people at the NFRMPO meeting last week. The NFRMPO’s planning council oversees the federal and state transportation dollars that flow into Northern Colorado from gas tax revenues. Conway made a motion to take … Continue reading

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Update on I-25 Grant

After reviewing multiple options, CDOT is now considering an upgrade to the Crossroads interchange as the latest suggestion to utilize the remaining $35 million RAMP dollars slated for I-25.  CDOT engineers say that reconstructing the Crossroads interchange would cost roughly … Continue reading

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Greeley: City Crafting New Impact Fee Methodology

Consultants working for the City of Greeley have drafted a report recommending changes to the way impact fees are calculated in Greeley. The recommendations include reducing the number of land use categories and adding an oil & gas land use … Continue reading

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Larimer County: Chambers Take Opposing Positions on Open Space Tax

Interestingly, the Fort Collins and Loveland Chambers find themselves on opposite sides of the open space sales tax question, which will appear on the ballot as question 1A. The question asks voters to extend the open space tax for 25 … Continue reading

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Larimer County: Chambers take Position on Jail Tax

Both the Fort Collins and Loveland Chambers of Commerce will support Larimer County Ballot Issue 1B. This question asks voters to continue the existing jail tax of .15 percent for the operation and maintenance of the County jail. Larimer County … Continue reading

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