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Government Affairs: Longmont

May 9, 2019 Council Reviews Main Street Plan At its May 7thmeeting the City Council had the opportunity to review and provide feedback on the Main Street Corridor Plan, which has been in progress since Spring 2018. The corridor plan is assessing land use, transportation, market needs, and opportunities for improvements to the Main St.… Continue reading Government Affairs: Longmont

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Government Affairs: Longmont

April 10, 2019 Manufactured Homes Won’t Be Taxed The Longmont City Council agreed in principle that it doesn’t want to require buyers of manufactured homes to pay sales tax. Because these homes are classified as “tangible personal property” and not “real property,” in theory buyers should pay city sales tax. Boulder County has not charged… Continue reading Government Affairs: Longmont

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Government Affairs: Longmont

March 26, 2019 Incentives for Affordable Housing On March 19 the City Council gave final approval to an ordinance amending Longmont’s Municipal Code regarding affordable housing development incentives. The Council revised the incentives to align them with the Inclusionary Housing Ordinance (IHO) passed in December 2018. The ordinance is now consistent with the provisions of… Continue reading Government Affairs: Longmont

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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