Regional Government Affairs Update Novemberr 19, 2021 🍂

New City Council members are “drinking through a fire hose” and learning about their new jobs. As such, few councils are tackling complicated policy issues right now. Expect a lull for the holiday season before elected leaders get to work on big issues after the first of the year.

Regional Government Affairs Special Election Update Nov. 4, 2021 🌄

Colorado voter turnout for Tuesday’s election was low, about 35 percent. Since several of our local elections are very close, we may not know the final results for a while because November 10 is the last day to cure discrepancies and tally military and overseas ballots, and November 29 is the last day to forContinue reading “Regional Government Affairs Special Election Update Nov. 4, 2021 🌄”

Regional Government Affairs Update November 1, 2021 🍁

As you know, tomorrow, November 2nd is election day (finally!). I am planning a separate update that I will send out later this week to cover all the real estate-related election news

This update covers some interesting policy decisions in Northern Colorado, as well as an update on a state-level short term rental proposal.

Regional Government Affairs Update July 7, 2021 🌻

When is it appropriate to mount a recall effort against an elected official? This is a legitimate question, and one voters must consider more frequently in this age of political divisiveness. 

Regional Government Affairs Update June 7, 2021 🌺

Housing affordability remains a top concern for Colorado residents according to polling. In response, governments are proposing various policies to reduce prices for rental and for-sale units.

Can governments create affordability in the real estate market? What are the unintended consequences of such legislation? To learn more about how local governments and the State are addressing affordability, keep reading.

Regional Government Affairs Update May 17, 2021 🌸

I began speaking to staff at NAR about a metro district study on February 7, 2020 a few weeks before our world was turned upside down by the COVID epidemic. I am happy to announce the study is complete and its results are now available. It was worth the wait.

The study wouldn’t have been possible without the assistance of our REALTOR associations (local, state, and national) and two multiple listing services — IRES and REColorado. 

To learn more about the study and review the infographics created to summarize the study and educate both real estate professionals and consumers, keep reading! 

Regional Government Affairs Update May 3, 2021 🌷

The legislative session will probably end at the end of the month, but legislators are not slowing down. They’re preparing to introduce a 190-page transportation bill that will impact every Coloradoan. To learn more about this bill and how it will affect you, keep reading!

Regional Government Affairs Update April 19, 2021 🌷

Land use decisions, elections and metro districts. This update addresses those topics — and more.

Regional Government Affairs Update March 26, 2021 🌺

Monday March 22nd was a painful day for Coloradoans as we learned of another mass shooting in our state. Those of us from Boulder were especially upset. I grew up on Gillespie Drive, just across the street from King Soopers. It was just a field back then where we played as kids. Now it will beContinue reading “Regional Government Affairs Update March 26, 2021 🌺”

Regional Government Affairs Update March 12, 2021 🌷

Elected and appointed officials bemoan the lack of attainable housing but seem to be blind to the decisions they make that add to the problem. For example, the City of Loveland just approved new raw water fees that will increase the cost to build a new single-family home by about $300 in 2021, with the amountContinue reading “Regional Government Affairs Update March 12, 2021 🌷”