Category Archives: Gov’t Affairs

Nation: NAR Testifies on Flood Insurance

On June 30, 2016, Vice Chair David McKey of NAR’s Insurance Committee testified on the small business impacts of inaccurate flood insurance rate increases. The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is up for renewal next year, and must be reauthorized … Continue reading

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Loveland: Council Uses Federal Grants for Boyd Lake/34 Intersection

The City Council approved the use of two federal grants ($1.4 million) to improve the intersection of US 34 and Boyd Lake Road. The City previously allocated $1.8 million for the intersection in 2015. According to CDOT, the intersection was … Continue reading

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Fort Collins: Silo Decision Victory for Property Rights

Tuesday the City Council passed an ordinance on first reading that designates a barn and milk house on the new Woodward campus as historic landmarks. Woodward consented to the designation. However, the Council did not approve a nonconsensual landmark designation … Continue reading

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Larimer County: Group Pushing for Mental Health Ballot Question

A group called People for a Healthier Larimer County (PHLC) is lobbying for a .025 sales tax increase (25 cents per $100) to build a new mental health facility. The 51,000 SF building would offer 24-hour mental health services. Currently, … Continue reading

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Longmont: Builder Plans to Complete Blue Vista

David Gregg of Boulder Creek Neighborhoods (formerly known as Boulder Creek Builders) built Phase 1 of Blue Vista before Thistle defaulted on its loan in 2011. Now Gregg has the support of the Blue Vista homeowners to complete the project. … Continue reading

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Longmont: City to Regulate Home Marijuana Grows

The City Council hasn’t decided if it wants to lift the ban on pot shops in Longmont since Council member Jeff Moore was absent from last week’s meeting. However, the Council did accept staff’s recommendation to regulate residential marijuana grows. … Continue reading

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Longmont: Envision Longmont Approved

The City Council approved Envision Longmont, the City’s comprehensive plan update on June 28th with little fanfare. The land use sections of the document are reasonable and uncontroversial. Envision Longmont sets a goal of “ten percent of homes built annually … Continue reading

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Boulder: Appeals Court Confirms Decision

In 2014, a group of property owners in unincorporated Boulder County filed a lawsuit in Boulder District Court against the Boulder County Commissioners (Wibby et al. v. Boulder County Board of County Commissioners).  The group sought a court order requiring … Continue reading

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Nation: NAR Wants TRID Guidance

On June 7, 2016, NAR sent a letter to the CFPB asking the Bureau to issue specific written guidance on the Know Before You Owe regulation, or “TRID,” in its upcoming Notice of Proposed Rulemaking.  Reliable, written guidance is critical for … Continue reading

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Nation: NAR on Dodd-Frank

On June 9, the House Small Business Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax and Capital Access held a hearing titled “Bearing the Burden: Overregulation Impact on Small Banks and Rural Communities.” During the hearing Committee members questioned witnesses from small, community … Continue reading

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