Gov't Affairs, Govt - Nation

Government Affairs Update: National

January 11, 2019 NAR Helps Secure FEMA Reversal In a critical win for home sales while the partial shutdown of the federal government is ongoing, the Federal Emergency Management Agency will issue and renew flood insurance policies, reversing a controversial ruling the agency released earlier this week. "FEMA and the Administration deserve credit for hearing our concerns… Continue reading Government Affairs Update: National

Gov't Affairs, Govt - Federal, Govt - State of Colorado

Government Affairs Update: Colorado

January 11, 2019 Governor Lists Priorities Governor Jared Polis was formally sworn into office this week and gave his first State of the State speech on Thursday. He spent most of that speech focusing on his legislative agenda, including full-day kindergarten for all children, lowering the cost of health care, creating good-paying jobs in the… Continue reading Government Affairs Update: Colorado

Gov't Affairs, Govt - County Weld, Govt Greeley

Government Affairs Update: Greeley

January 11, 2019 Council Looks at Tax Re-Authorization Plan The Greeley City Council began discussing a sales and use tax re-authorization plan for the two sales taxes voters reauthorized in the November election. The Greeley Area REALTOR® Association supported both measures, the .30 percent Quality of Life tax and the .16 percent Public Safety tax.… Continue reading Government Affairs Update: Greeley

Gov't Affairs, Govt - County Larimer, Govt Loveland

Government Affairs Update: Loveland

January 11, 2019 Local Sales Tax Measure In 2019 The Loveland City Council, city staff and a citizen task force have resumed conversations about putting a .5 percent city sales tax increase on the ballot in November. The City Council discussed the topic at work session on Tuesday and will devote part of its all-day… Continue reading Government Affairs Update: Loveland

Gov't Affairs, Govt - County Larimer, Govt Fort Collins

Government Affairs Update: Fort Collins

January 11, 2019   Council Will Fill District One Vacancy Interestingly, the November election’s blue wave has had a domino effect in Fort Collins. John Kefalas resigned his Senate seat after being elected to the Larimer County Board of Commissioners. This, in turn, led to the appointment of Representative Joann Ginal to replace Kefalas in… Continue reading Government Affairs Update: Fort Collins

Gov't Affairs, Govt - County Boulder, Govt Longmont

Government Affairs Update: Longmont

January 11, 2019   Prairie Dog Removal Requirements Finalized The Longmont City Council voted 5-2 to approve an ordinance that requires property owners to try and move more than 25 prairie dogs before euthanizing them. The ordinance is indirectly linked to the Council’s goal to” protect and respect our natural public amenities as part of… Continue reading Government Affairs Update: Longmont

Gov't Affairs, Govt - County Boulder, Govt Boulder

Government Affairs Update: Boulder

January 11, 2019 Grano Resigns from Council The Boulder Daily Camera reported that Jill Grano has resigned her Boulder City Council seat to run Representative Joe Neguse’s Boulder District Office. Neguse was elected to serve Congressional District 2, which includes Boulder and Larimer Counties (as well as areas west of the Front Range) in November. This is… Continue reading Government Affairs Update: Boulder

Gov't Affairs, Govt - Federal, Govt - Nation, Govt - National Assoc. of Realtors® (NAR)

Governmental Affairs National Update: NAR Participates in BCFP Round Table; FHFA Ends Single Family Rental Program

NATION NAR Participates in BCFP Roundtable Earlier this month, NAR participated in an Industry Roundtable Discussion at the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (BCFP) with Acting Director Mick Mulvaney, newly named Deputy Director Brian Johnson, and other high-level Bureau staff. NAR joined other consumer, banking, and lending trade associations in discussing the recent Requests for… Continue reading Governmental Affairs National Update: NAR Participates in BCFP Round Table; FHFA Ends Single Family Rental Program

Gov't Affairs, Govt - State of Colorado

Colorado State Government Affairs Update: Two Transportation Ballot Measures Make Ballot

State of Colorado Two Transportation Ballot Measures Make Ballot Voters will see two state transportation measures on the November ballot. Initiative 153, “Let’s Go, Colorado” would raise the state sales tax by about 6 cents on a $10 purchase, effective Jan. 1, to finance bonds for up to $6 billion for road and highway improvements… Continue reading Colorado State Government Affairs Update: Two Transportation Ballot Measures Make Ballot

Gov't Affairs, Govt - County Weld, Govt Greeley

Governmental Affairs Local Update Greeley, Weld County: Hwy 34 Study Update

Weld County Greeley Highway 34 Study Update Recently, the City Council received an update concerning the Highway 34 Planning and Environmental Linkage Study (PEL). In the short term the City plans to do intersection improvements on the north side of 65th Avenue to improve congestion. Turning lanes are needed and the frontage road needs to… Continue reading Governmental Affairs Local Update Greeley, Weld County: Hwy 34 Study Update