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Government Affairs: Longmont

      March 11, 2019 Incentives for Affordable Housing The Longmont City Council has been discussed revising incentives for affordable housing projects for several months. The goal has been to align the complicated inclusionary housing ordinance with the development code. The inclusionary housing ordinance requires developers to offer 12 percent of their units to… Continue reading Government Affairs: Longmont

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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 will… Continue reading Government Affairs Update: Boulder

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Government Affairs Update: Longmont

      February 7, 2019 Incentives for Affordable Housing The Longmont City Council discussed revising incentives for affordable housing projects on January 29. It quickly became clear there was confusion regarding differences between development code incentives, financial incentives and how to align the new inclusionary housing ordinance with the development code. The inclusionary housing… Continue reading Government Affairs Update: Longmont

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Government Affairs Update: Longmont

January 25, 2019   Development Code Update Will Emphasize Environmental and Social Factors At the end of a very long meeting the Longmont City Council discussed its priorities for Land Development Code updates. Finally, a motion was made by Mayor Bagley directing staff to complete updates related to housing (including inclusionary housing requirements), a sustainability… Continue reading Government Affairs Update: Longmont

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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 was… Continue reading Government Affairs Update: Boulder

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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