Category Archives: Gov’t Affairs

Region: CDOT Receives Grant for North I-25

Last week CDOT learned its request for a TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) grant had been approved by the DOT (U.S. Department of Transportation). CDOT will use the grant to help fund its “Phase 1” program, which will add … Continue reading

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Loveland: City Acquires Additional Windy Gap Water

The City Council approved a resolution authorizing the acquisition of an additional 3,000 acre-feet of water in the Windy Gap Firming Project, which increases the City’s participation in the Windy Gap Firming Project to 10,000 acre-feet of water storage. The … Continue reading

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Loveland: Flexible Zoning Overlay Passes First Reading

The City Council unanimously passed an ordinance on first reading to encourage developers to consider lots that are difficult to build on by providing relief from existing regulatory standards that restrain development. The flexible zoning overlay is intended to get … Continue reading

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Larimer: Mental Health Measure Added to November Ballot

The Larimer County Commissioners voted to add a measure to the ballot asking voters to impose a quarter-cent sales tax to pay for a $20 million facility to house treatment for alcohol and drug abuse, mental health, and detoxification. If … Continue reading

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Larimer: US 34 Permanent Repairs Create Angst

CDOT has held a series of public meetings to discuss closures on US 34 between Loveland and Estes Park in order to build the highway into bedrock between mile markers 77 and 80 (Cedar Cove area) so it won’t wash … Continue reading

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Boulder: Additional Landlord Disclosures Approved

Landlords are already required to provide a list of ten ordinance disclosures regarding noise (including nuisance party prohibitions and fireworks), as well as the prohibition regarding weeds, snow removal on sidewalks, etc. However, Tuesday night the City Council voted to … Continue reading

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Nation: Senate Passes Important Housing Bill

On July 14 the US Senate passed HR 3700, the “Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act,” by unanimous consent.  The legislation is expected to be signed by President Obama. The bill was the subject of a recent Call for Action by … Continue reading

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Colorado: Denver Announces More Fees and Taxes for Affordable Housing Program

The City of Denver recently announced a new effort to combat the price of housing. Single-family developments will be charged an additional 60 cents a square foot while multi-family projects will be charged an additional $1.25 per square foot. Most … Continue reading

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Colorado: No FASTLANE Grant for I-25

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), did not approve a $137.6 million grant application from the North Front Range Metropolitan Planning Organization (NFRMPO), for improving I-25 between SH 402 and SH 14. About $800 million is available this year in … Continue reading

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Greeley: GARA Endorses Incumbent Commissioners

GARA’s Board of Directors voted to approve three recommendations made by an interviewing committee. After interviewing five of the seven Weld County commissioner candidates (Carl Erickson and Lynette Kilpatrick did not respond to repeated invitations), the committee unanimously voted to … Continue reading

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