Government Affairs: Boulder

September 13, 2019 Council Gives Final Approval to Ballot Measures On September 3 the Boulder City Council on Tuesday gave final approval to send several real estate-related measures to the November ballot. One question will ask permission to extend a sales tax to support open space and the other would allow the City to takeContinue reading “Government Affairs: Boulder”

Government Affairs: Boulder

July 25, 2019 Pilot Program for Middle Income Downpayment Assistance On July 23 the City Council agreed on guidelines for a $10 million pilot downpayment assistance program designed to help middle-income residents buy homes. The pilot is part of the City’s 2016 Middle Income Housing Strategy and resulted from a proposal crafted by Councilmembers BobContinue reading “Government Affairs: Boulder”

Government Affairs: Boulder

June 7, 2019 Council Backs Off Home Size Caps On May 28, Boulder’s City Council continued its discussion concerning a trend in north Boulder in which smaller homes are demolished on larger lots in order to build new, bigger homes. In essence, Council wanted to consider single-family home size restrictions and zoning possibilities for allowingContinue reading “Government Affairs: Boulder”

Government Affairs: Greeley

April 10, 2019 Historic Preservation Revisions Approved On April 2 the Greeley City Council voted unanimously to approve an ordinance that creates a new chapter in the Development Code covering historic preservation regulations. Greeley Area REALTOR® Association Chair Liberty Gerold spoke during the public hearing, asking the Council to require a super-majority to approve non-ownerContinue reading “Government Affairs: Greeley”

Government Affairs Update: Boulder

  February 19, 2019 Council Revises STR Regulations Boulder’s City Council approved changes to the City’s short-term rental (STR) ordinance. According to staff, there are currently an astounding 891 short-term rental licenses in Boulder with an additional 250 new applications submitted every year. Short-term rentals have been regulated in Boulder since 2015. The revisions willContinue reading “Government Affairs Update: Boulder”

Government Affairs Update: Boulder

      January 25, 2019   Housing Affordability A Top Issue for Residents On January 22 the City Council discussed the results of the 2018 community survey. Not surprisingly, affordability was listed as one of the City’s top challenges. As the City’s consultants wrote, “One of the biggest challenges found in this survey wasContinue reading “Government Affairs Update: Boulder”

Government Affairs Update: Boulder

January 11, 2019 Grano Resigns from Council The Boulder Daily Camera reported that Jill Grano has resigned her Boulder City Council seat to run Representative Joe Neguse’s Boulder District Office. Neguse was elected to serve Congressional District 2, which includes Boulder and Larimer Counties (as well as areas west of the Front Range) in November. This isContinue reading “Government Affairs Update: Boulder”

Boulder County Affordable Housing Plan Will Require $400 Million

It will take $400 million to fund Boulder County’s Regional Housing Partnership’s Regional (Affordable) Housing Strategy according to an article recently published in the Boulder Daily Camera. The money would fund the Regional Housing Partnership’s (RHP) goal of building 12,000 more homes by 2035. That is the number of additional homes needed to meet theContinue reading “Boulder County Affordable Housing Plan Will Require $400 Million”

City Council Supports Anti-Oil and Gas Measure

The Boulder City Council voted to adopt a resolution in support of “Colorado Rising” a ballot initiative also known as Initiative 97 that would require 2,500-foot setbacks from gas and oil wells and sensitive natural areas. The only Councilman to oppose the resolution was Bob Yates. Current setbacks in Colorado require a 500-foot buffer fromContinue reading “City Council Supports Anti-Oil and Gas Measure”

Boulder: Regional Housing Partnership’s Strategies for Diverse Housing

Recently Betsey Martens (Boulder Housing Partners) and Leslie Durgen (Boulder Chamber of Commerce) provided an overview of the Boulder County Regional Housing Partnership’s latest draft of Priorities and Strategies for Ensuring a Diverse Housing Inventory (PASFEADI) for BARA and LAR members. The Partnership is comprised primarily of local government agencies and housing authorities. According toContinue reading “Boulder: Regional Housing Partnership’s Strategies for Diverse Housing”