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Government Affairs Update: Longmont

January 11, 2019   Prairie Dog Removal Requirements Finalized The Longmont City Council voted 5-2 to approve an ordinance that requires property owners to try and move more than 25 prairie dogs before euthanizing them. The ordinance is indirectly linked to the Council’s goal to” protect and respect our natural public amenities as part of… Continue reading Government Affairs Update: Longmont

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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 is… Continue reading Government Affairs Update: Boulder

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Governmental Affairs Local Update: Longmont, Boulder County

Bond Questions Approved for Ballot On August 14 the City Council approved three questions for the November ballot. All three will allow the City to sell bonds to create revenue for specific projects. If approved by the voters, the principal and interest on the bonds will be paid by current sales and use tax revenues.… Continue reading Governmental Affairs Local Update: Longmont, Boulder County

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Longmont: New Development Code Passes First Reading

The long-anticipated new development code passed first reading on July 24 without amendments. The ordinance is scheduled for a public hearing on August 14. The new code aligns with Envision Longmont, the comprehensive plan adopted last year. The City’s zoning districts were substantially revised to match the land use categories in the comp plan, with… Continue reading Longmont: New Development Code Passes First Reading

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Longmont: Council Approves Capital Projects Bond Proposal

The City Council gave staff approval to move forward in drafting a ballot question for the November election to bond for 10 new capital projects. The exact wording will have to be approved by the Council next month. If approved, the bond will be issued in 2019 for approximately $32,615,000 with an estimated annual debt service… Continue reading Longmont: Council Approves Capital Projects Bond Proposal

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Longmont: Forum Participants Comment on Development Process & Inclusionary Housing

Multiple speakers were critical of Longmont’s development process and inclusionary housing ordinance at the public forum last week. Residents who are buying into a new senior co-op housing project complained about the length of the development process, saying delays are costing them financially as mortgage interest rates rise. A representative of Richfield homes also asserted… Continue reading Longmont: Forum Participants Comment on Development Process & Inclusionary Housing

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Lafayette Affordable Housing Project Faces Hurdles

Last summer the City of Lafayette announced an agreement to build 500 affordable for rent and for sale units on a vacant parcel at the corner of Emma and 120th Streets. But now it appears the so-called East Lafayette project will take longer to get through the development review process and will include fewer homes… Continue reading Lafayette Affordable Housing Project Faces Hurdles

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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 the… Continue reading Boulder County Affordable Housing Plan Will Require $400 Million

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Council Finalizes Inclusionary Housing Parameters

On Tuesday night the City Council finished its preliminary discussion on inclusionary housing and provided feedback, allowing staff to draft an ordinance. The ordinance will require 12 percent of any size residential housing development to be deed-restricted and for sale to people making between 61 and 80 percent of the area median income (AMI). City… Continue reading Council Finalizes Inclusionary Housing Parameters

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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 from… Continue reading City Council Supports Anti-Oil and Gas Measure