Regional Government Affairs Update March 31, 2020 🌸🌷

  In this issue… LOCAL County Shelter in Place Orders Key Issues Postponed COLORADO Association of REALTORS® CAR COVID-19 Portal  STATE State Order NATION President Signs CARES Act Information from NAR LOCAL County Shelter in Place Orders: Last week Boulder and Larimer Counties issued Shelter in Place orders for all residents. Local orders that areContinue reading “Regional Government Affairs Update March 31, 2020 🌸🌷”

Regional Government Affairs Update February 26, 2020 🏡

In this issue… LOCAL Boulder County Boulder Council Passes Construction, Energy Code Updates 2020 Priorities Longmont Ordinance to Prohibit Residential Metro Districts Passes First Reading Broomfield City/County Council Passes Inclusionary Housing on First Reading Larimer County  Fort Collins Montava Project Receives More Approvals  Land Bank Purchase Approved  Weld County Council Appoints Ross  COLORADO ASSOCIATION OFContinue reading “Regional Government Affairs Update February 26, 2020 🏡”

Government Affairs Update10-24-2019

October 24, 2019 In this issue… LOCAL Boulder County Boulder Additional Height Approved as Community Benefit Longmont Partnership Creates Longmont Mobile Home Co-op City Adopting New Flood Maps Council Adopts Sustainability Evaluation System Larimer County Loveland Fierros Withdraws From Council Race 402 Plan Adopted Weld County Greeley Energy Plan Approved COLORADO ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® CARContinue reading “Government Affairs Update10-24-2019”

Government Affairs: Colorado Association of Realtors

May 9, 2019 Impact of the 2019 Legislative Session This year’s legislative session was challenging for real estate because landlord/tenant issues were in the bull’s eye. Democrats didn’t have the votes to get these bills through the General Assembly in the past, but this year, holding the majority in both the House of Representatives andContinue reading “Government Affairs: Colorado Association of Realtors”

Government Affairs: Colorado Association of Realtors

April 10, 2019 Legislative Update The long-awaited rent control bill was introduced on April 1. CAR moved quickly to oppose the bill using its Rapid Response Team. SB-225 “Concerning the Ability of Local Governments to Stabilize Rents on Private Residential Property” is co-sponsored by Representatives Rochelle Galindo (Greeley) and Jonathan Singer (Longmont) and Senator MikeContinue reading “Government Affairs: Colorado Association of Realtors”

Government Affairs: State

March 26, 2019 Legislative Update On March 25 CAR’s Legislative Policy Committee (LPC) held its most recent meeting. Here’s an update on bills of interest and new bills on which the LPC took positions. HB-1118 “Time Period to Cure Lease Violation” CAR Position – Oppose Scheduled for Senate Business, Labor and Technology Committee, April 1.Continue reading “Government Affairs: State”


      March 11, 2019 Legislative Update CAR’s Legislative Policy Committee (LPC) held its latest meeting on March 1. HB-1212 “Recreate Homeowners’ Association Community Manager Licensing” CAR Position – Neutral This is very similar to a bill introduced in 2018. It would recreate the CAM licensing program and extend it through 2024. It would createContinue reading “Government Affairs: COLORADO ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS”

Colorado: Governor Talks Transportation

At an event organized by the Northern Colorado Economic Alliance this week, Governor Hickenlooper said transportation and health care will be the priorities of the 2018 legislative session. He voiced frustration that no health care bills survived this year’s session and said if “we all don’t give a little” health care will suck the moneyContinue reading “Colorado: Governor Talks Transportation”

Colorado: SB-267 Just a Drop in the Bucket

SB-267, “Sustainability of Rural Colorado,” a legislative compromise that solved the Hospital Provider Fee’s impact on the TABOR cap, will not solve Colorado’s transportation funding crisis. Over time the bill will generate $1.8 billion for transportation but 25 percent is slated for rural roads and 10 percent is dedicated to transit, leaving about $1 billionContinue reading “Colorado: SB-267 Just a Drop in the Bucket”

Colorado: Transportation Measures Fail

Several significant transportation funding measures were introduced this session but neither bill survived. HB-1242 “New Transportation Infrastructure Funding Revenue” was a bipartisan measure sponsored by the Senate President and the Speaker of the House, but it died in a Senate committee opposed to new taxes. The bill was widely supported by a diverse coalition ofContinue reading “Colorado: Transportation Measures Fail”