Category Archives: Gov’t Affairs

Fort Collins: City Council to Consider New NISP Resolution

Fort Collins staff is encouraged by the changes to Northern Water’s Northern Integrated Supply Project (NISP) proposal but that doesn’t mean the City is ready to remove its objections to the project. One change eliminates a pipeline between Horsetooth Reservoir … Continue reading

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Fort Collins: April Ballot Taking Shape

The Fort Collins municipal election is April 4, 2017. Candidate petitions are due Feb. 23 and already a variety of candidates have declared. Mayor Wade Troxell will run for another term on City Council. He will face challengers Elizabeth “Edie” … Continue reading

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Longmont: Development Activity Stable

Building permit activity in Longmont has been consistent over the past 2 years according to data provided to the City Council. 245 single-family permits were issued in 2016 compared to 200 in 2015. The number of condominium permits issued in … Continue reading

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Boulder: Fight Brewing with State

Boulder County received a letter from Colorado’s Attorney General Cynthia Coffman dated January 26 in which the County was asked to end its gas and oil ban by February 10 or risk legal action. The letter cited the history of … Continue reading

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Nation: NAR Endorses Carson

On Thursday, January 12th, Dr. Ben Carson testified before the Senate Banking Committee as the nominee for the Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. During the hearing, Dr. Carson defended the critical role of the FHA mortgage … Continue reading

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Colorado Association of Realtors: Legislative Update

Although the session is only a week old, the leadership wasted no time in introducing a construction defects bill sponsored by the Democratic Speaker of the House and the GOP Senate President (SB-45) “Construction Defect Claim Allocation of Defense Costs.” … Continue reading

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Weld County: Council to Weigh In on BOCC Fight

For years Weld County has bragged about itself as a model government because it has no sales tax and no debt. One reason the Board of Commissioners could work effectively was due to a strong agreement regarding both a governance … Continue reading

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Loveland: Multiple Candidates for City Council Seat

As of now three candidates have emerged for the City Council Ward 3 seat vacated by Hugh McKean: Steve Olson, a CPA and NCLA board member; Howard Dotson, a pastor; and John Keil, a marijuana investor. Olson has lived in … Continue reading

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Loveland: Council Approves I-25 Interchange Improvements

Recently CDOT officials discussed opportunities to improve the I-25/34 and I-25/402 interchanges as part of the Phase One expansion of North I-25. It is less expensive for Loveland to coordinate the improvements while CDOT is working on the highway. CDOT … Continue reading

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Fort Collins: City Will Regulate Short Term Rentals

The Fort Collins City Council discussed short-term rentals (STRs) again on January 10th and directed staff to prepare a draft ordinance for public review. The draft has been scheduled for discussion at a regular meeting on March 7. Staff estimates … Continue reading

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