Category Archives: Gov’t Affairs

Fort Collins: Short-Term Rentals Ordinance Passes First Reading

After months of outreach, the City of Fort Collins unanimously passed two short-term rental (STR) ordinances on first reading. One ordinance amends the Land Use Code and limits primary STRs (owner-occupied) units to 20 zones that allow small (six bedrooms … Continue reading

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Longmont: Chamber Presents Construction Defects Resolution

Bruce Partain, CEO of the Longmont Chamber of Commerce made a brief presentation last night to Longmont City Council, delivering a resolution from the Board of Directors asking the City Council to pass a construction defects ordinance, just as Fort … Continue reading

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Boulder: Height Moratorium Extended

The Boulder City Council voted 8-1 with Bob Yates dissenting, to extend the existing building height moratorium until July 19, 2018. The moratorium was implemented in 2015 and prohibits buildings taller than 40 feet in most neighborhoods. The Council was … Continue reading

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Nation: President Mentions Infrastructure Bill in Address

President Trump reiterated his desire for a new transportation/infrastructure program during his address to Congress last night. “Crumbling infrastructure will be replaced with new roads, bridges, tunnels, airports and railways gleaming across our beautiful land,” he said. “To launch our … Continue reading

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Colorado: Transportation Advocacy Becoming (too) Popular?

Fix North I-25/Fix Colorado Roads has been pushing for a new bonding program to fund key transportation projects for three years. Now other groups have joined the chorus, but there is no consensus on the most realistic transportation funding solution. … Continue reading

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Colorado: Leadership Working Towards Transportation Agreement

At an event last week sponsored by Fix Colorado Roads (NCLA’s transportation advocacy effort) and the Colorado Business Roundtable, CDOT Executive Director Shailen Bhatt pushed for more state money for transportation saying, “You might be a Republican, you might be … Continue reading

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Colorado Association of REALTORS: Legislative Update

HB 17-1161 “TIF Tax Increment Financing Transparency” Position -Oppose. Status – died in the House Committee on Business Affairs and Labor on February 21st. This bill would have required additional reporting requirements for urban renewal authorities (URAs). CAR opposed this … Continue reading

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Colorado Association of REALTORS: CAR Launches Call for Action

CAR and its allies want everyone to participate in the Call for Action (CFA) on SB-156 “Homeowners’ Association Construction Defect Lawsuit Approval Timelines.” Sponsored by Sen. Owen Hill and Representatives Lori Saine and Cole Wist, this bill focuses on the … Continue reading

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Loveland: Broadband Discussion Bogs Down

Staff hoped the City Council would choose a business model for the City’s broadband initiative Tuesday night, but the Council clearly wasn’t comfortable making that decision yet. The City’s Broadband Task Force recommended City Council direct staff to move forward … Continue reading

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