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 🌷”

Regional Government Affairs Update March 1, 2021 🐥

LOCALBoulder CountyBoulderRevisions to Mobile Home Sales Regulations: Boulder’s City Council passed an ordinance on Feb. 16 designed to solve concerns related to challenges faced by homeowners when selling mobile or manufactured homes. Owners of these homes reported park managers or owners interfered, discouraged, or delayed sales or purchases. The ordinance requires park managers to provideContinue reading “Regional Government Affairs Update March 1, 2021 🐥”

Regional Government Affairs Update February 15, 2021 🏡

LOCALBoulder CountyPolis Continues Push For Rail: According to the Denver Business Journal, Governor Polis’ support for Line-B, the long-awaited rail line to Boulder and Longmont, has put new life into the plan. Some RTD Board members have criticized the Governor, saying he is using his influence to move the focus from providing service to lower-income, transit-dependentContinue reading “Regional Government Affairs Update February 15, 2021 🏡”

Regional Government Affairs Update January 29, 2021 ❄

LOCALBoulder CountyElected Push RTD on Rail: Debra Johnson, RTD’s new CEO is trying to manage expectations as she attempts to resuscitate the transit district, which was in trouble before COVID and has struggled more since the outbreak began. According to Colorado Public Radio, she questioned the viability of the B Line from Westminster to Longmont, whichContinue reading “Regional Government Affairs Update January 29, 2021 ❄”

Licensee Alert: Compliance with COVID-19 Public Health Orders and Executive Orders

From the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies Division of Real Estate December 17, 2020: The Division of Real Estate (the “Division”) licenses and regulates the real estate brokerage, appraisal, and mortgage loan origination industries.  The Division is responsible for ensuring that consumers are protected in their dealings with our licensed professionals.   While we are extremelyContinue reading “Licensee Alert: Compliance with COVID-19 Public Health Orders and Executive Orders”

Regional Government Affairs Update December 8, 2020 🎁

LOCAL Boulder CountyCommissioners Approve Changes to Short-Term Rental Regulations: On December 3 the Board of County Commissioners approved revisions to Boulder County’s short-term rental (STR) requirements. The County made the changes because of concerns expressed concerning how STRs — especially vacation rentals — reduce housing stock, decrease housing affordability and impact the rural character ofContinue reading “Regional Government Affairs Update December 8, 2020 🎁”

Regional Government Affairs Update November 9, 2020 🏡

LOCALBoulder CountyDemocrats Continue Winning Tradition: Boulder County voters elected two more Democrats to replace term-limited Deb Gardner and Elise Jones on the Boulder County Board of Commissioners. LAR-endorsed candidate James Crowder was defeated by Marta Loachamin, who received 76 percent of the votes for the District 2 seat. Loachamin and Claire Levy (District 1) willContinue reading “Regional Government Affairs Update November 9, 2020 🏡”

Regional Government Affairs Update October 5, 2020🍂

LOCAL Boulder County LongmontLate Fee Moratorium: The City Council decided to move forward with an ordinance that temporarily prohibits property owners from charging late fees to tenants who are late with rental payments because of COVID-related hardships. Staff told the Council there no data as to how many residents are behind on rent payments becauseContinue reading “Regional Government Affairs Update October 5, 2020🍂”