Category Archives: Gov’t Affairs

Highway Funding Gets Short Extension

On May 29 President Obama signed a two-month extension of highway funding into law. The measure, dubbed the Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, extends the Highway User Trust Fund (gas tax) through the end of July. White House … Continue reading

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Greeley: Is the Seventh Time the Charm

Citizens have been asked to repeal the charter provision requiring a vote to retain the city manager six times since 1973 and each time the question failed. It is impossible to know why voters have opted to keep this bizarre … Continue reading

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Loveland: City Exploring Broadband

Loveland may ask voters for permission to override SB-152, the state law that prohibits municipal governments from creating their own broadband networks. The bill was passed in the 2005 after heavy lobbying from private sector providers. City staff says that … Continue reading

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Longmont: 2015 Building Code Amendments Will be Reviewed

Chris Allison, the City’s Chief Building Official, has announced that the City will consider local amendments to the 2015 International Codes, which govern residential and commercial construction. He is convening a committee comprised primarily of contractors to review the 2015 … Continue reading

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Boulder: Council Votes for Short-Term Rental Regulations

The City’s desire to preserve and expand long-term rental stock takes precedence over a property owner’s desire to use their homes as an income source. The City Council voted (7-1) to approve an ordinance on first reading that adds new … Continue reading

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House Passes Gas Tax Patch

The House of Representatives passed a two-month extension of federal transportation funding, delivering a victory to Democrats who have long preferred a shorter extension. The Measure is intended to prevent an interruption in the nation’s infrastructure funding that is currently … Continue reading

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REALTORS ASK CFPB for Grace Period

The National Association of REALTORS and its industry allies have asked the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to implement a grace period for compliance with new rules for loan closing procedures and settlement documents. The Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act and … Continue reading

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Transportation Summit June 15

“Transportation Summit 2015: Meet the Challenge” will take place on June 15 at Island Grove Park from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. The keynote speaker is U.S. Senator Cory Gardner. Sen. Michael Bennet is also expected to attend. Governor Hickenlooper … Continue reading

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Fort Collins: Oil and Gas Study Results Anticlimactic

The City of Fort Collins will host a public forum on Thursday, June 4 at 6 pm so residents can learn the results of oil and gas studies commissioned by the City. The reports were commissioned by the City in … Continue reading

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Berthoud: Town, County Want Shared Growth Management Boundaries

Berthoud and Larimer County are gathering comments on growth-management area boundaries defined by the Town of Berthoud Comprehensive Plan and the town’s intergovernmental agreement with Larimer County. The ultimate goal of the meetings is to establish a singular growth-management boundary … Continue reading

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