Category Archives: Gov’t Affairs

Loveland: Special Election Set for April

Residents of Ward 3 will select a councilor to replace Hugh McKean at a special election set for April 1, 2017. While that date seems a long way off, City Clerk Terry Andrews told the City Council it takes time … Continue reading

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Fort Collins: Occupancy Ordinance Study Funding Postponed

The Fort Collins Board of REALTORS® (FCBR), Colorado State University and the Associated Students at Colorado State University (ASCSU) were no doubt disappointed with the City Council’s decision to narrow the scope of a study to investigate the impact of … Continue reading

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Longmont: Public Meeting for Gas and Oil Comments

Recently the City Council discussed gas and oil regulations in Longmont but rather than moving forward with any legislation of its own, it decided to hold a public forum to get more input from citizens. Clearly some members of Council … Continue reading

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Longmont: Windy Gap Rate Increase Postponed

After an executive session, the City Council did an abrupt about face and decided not to implement the water rate increases it planned to implement to pay for additional water from the Windy Gap Firming Project. The official explanation for … Continue reading

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Boulder: Co-op Housing Still Controversial

On December 6, the City Council continued its hearing on a proposed ordinance to allow cooperative housing but made no final decisions. It was clear citizen criticism weighed heavily on the Council’s minds although no additional public comment was taken … Continue reading

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Boulder: County Stalls for Time

At a public hearing on Dec. 13, County staff requested more time to finalize and implement new oil and gas regulations based on direction given by the Board of County Commissioners. In the meantime, a moratorium on new oil and gas … Continue reading

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Nation: FHA Fund Improves

On November 15 the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) released its Annual Report to Congress and the FY2016 Actuarial Review of the Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund Forward Loans.  The review shows that the Fund’s capital reserve ratio has reached 2.32 percent … Continue reading

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Nation: NAR Comments on Appraiser Qualifications

On October 28, 2016, NAR submitted a comment letter to the Appraiser Qualifications Board (AQB) in response to their second exposure draft concerning proposed changes to the AQB’s Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria. NAR agreed with the AQB’s proposed reductions … Continue reading

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Region: NoCo Housing Now Construction Defects Forum

NoCo Housing Now, the housing affordability advocacy group created by FCBR, held a forum on November 14 to discuss construction defects reform with members of the Colorado General Assembly. Although all legislators from Larimer and Weld Counties were invited, only … Continue reading

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Loveland: Pending Resignation Will Trigger Special Election

Hugh McKean will be sworn in as a member of the Colorado House of Representatives on January 11. Recently McKean indicated he intends to continue to represent Ward III until January 10. By law, the Council cannot set a special … Continue reading

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