Category Archives: Gov’t Affairs

Weld County: Judge Challenges Commissioners

In August 2015 the Board of County Commissioners approved a special use permit allowing Martin Marietta to build an asphalt plant off of US 34 and Weld County Road 13. A nearby HOA and few other individuals and businesses (including … Continue reading

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Weld County: County Supports Regional Housing

The Board of Weld County Commissioners approved transferring the County’s 2016 allocation of Private Activity Bonds (PABs) to the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority. The $7,456,700 in PABs will be used on a senior housing project in Greeley. PABs are … Continue reading

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Loveland: Flexible Zoning Overlay Approved

The City Council unanimously approved an ordinance creating the flexible zoning overlay with no discussion. The overlay concept is intended to encourage the development or redevelopment of infill parcels that are blighted or difficult to develop under existing zoning standards. … Continue reading

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Fort Collins: Revisions to Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance

On August 9 staff also presented potential refinements to the transportation component of the City’s Adequate Public Facilities (APF) ordinance which was originally designed to supplement the street oversizing fee. The APF looks at a development’s impacts to the existing level … Continue reading

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Fort Collins: Transportation Impact Fees

Earlier this month the City Council discussed moving from a street oversizing fee to a transportation capital expansion fee (CEF). Staff argues it’s time to update this impact fee and align it with other capital expansion fees, all of which are … Continue reading

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Berthoud: Mulvihill Wins Special Election

Steve Mulvihill, a retired businessman with military experience, decisively won the August 9 special election in Berthoud, taking 49 percent of the vote in the three candidate race. This ends the saga which began in April when Pete Cowdin ran unopposed … Continue reading

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Larimer County: Broadband on the Ballot

The Larimer County Commissioners voted to add a question to the November ballot asking to exempt the County from SB-152 which prohibits local governments from involvement in broadband efforts. Estes Park, Loveland, Fort Collins, and Wellington voters approved similar measures. … Continue reading

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Larimer County: LBAR Supports Incumbents

The Loveland-Berthoud Association of REALTORS Board of Directors approved a recommendation from the Government Affairs Committee to endorse Steve Johnson (District 2) and Tom Donnelly (District 3) for Larimer County Commissioner. Both Commissioners have been supportive of REALTOR issues such … Continue reading

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Longmont: Windy Gap Funding Survey

On August 9 the City Council decided to survey 3,0000 citizens to ask how the City should pay for Longmont’s share of Windy Gap water. There are multiple options available from paying cash to bonding. Each has its own set … Continue reading

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Nation: Bill to Reform Dodd-Frank Introduced

Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, introduced the “Financial Choice Act” to reduce regulatory burdens and expand credit access to consumers and businesses.  NAR sent a letter to the Committee in support of several provisions … Continue reading

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