Category Archives: Gov’t Affairs

Greeley: Council Gets Update on Area Highway Studies

The City Council received an update on two PEL (planning and environmental linkage) transportation studies involving Greeley’s two main highways — US 85 and US 34. The US 85 study has been underway for 4 years while the US 34 … Continue reading

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Greeley: Council Approves Land Use Amendments

On April 4, the City Council approved two sets of amendments related to subdivision and planning processes. The first set of proposed changes parallels existing policy and codes for water and sewer infrastructure built by development. The proposed amendment for … Continue reading

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Loveland: Olson Wins Seat

Steve Olson easily garnered enough votes to win the vacant City Council seat representing Ward 3. He received over 65 percent of the votes, while challengers Howard Dotson and John Keil split the remaining votes. The election is good news … Continue reading

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Fort Collins: Municipal Election Results

Wade Troxell was re-elected mayor, winning a decisive 57 percent of the vote, defeating opponents Edie Hudetz and Kwon Atlas.  In District 1, Bob Overbeck won a second term, beating Nate Budd by 15 percentage points. In the closest race, … Continue reading

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Longmont: Council Considers Affordable Dedication for Annexation

On April 11th, the City Council approved the annexation of the Nova property north of Nelson Road and West of Dry Creek Drive. The ordinance approves high density residential zoning for the 11-acre parcel west of Target, on which the … Continue reading

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Longmont: LAR Shares Housing Study

Amy Aschenbrenner, CEO of the Longmont Association of REALTORS® and Kyle Snyder of Land Title Guarantee Company, were invited to make a short presentation on the 2016 Longmont Housing Affordability Study on April 4. The report demonstrates that reasonably priced … Continue reading

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Longmont: Motion to Reconsider Inclusionary Zoning Fails

At the beginning of the April 4th City Council meeting, Council member Polly Christensen made a motion to direct the City Manager to add a discussion of inclusionary zoning – requiring builders to deed restrict a portion of new development … Continue reading

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Nation: Senate Commerce Hearing on Drones

On Wednesday, March 15, the Senate Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee held the hearing “Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Innovation, Integration, Successes, and Challenges.”  The hearing focused on the industry growth seen since the FAA released its rule on Small Unmanned Aircraft … Continue reading

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Nation: President Trump Releases Budget

On Thursday, March 16th, President Trump released the “America First – A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again.” The budget does not include many details, but is more an outline of President Trump’s spending proposals. House and Senate appropriations … Continue reading

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Nation: NAR Urges Mnuchin to Protect MID

In a letter dated March 10, 2017, NAR 2017 President William E. Brown urged new Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to protect the current tax benefits of homeownership as the Trump Administration seeks to reform the federal income tax system. Referring … Continue reading

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