Housing affordability remains a top concern for Colorado residents according to polling. In response, governments are proposing various policies to reduce prices for rental and for-sale units.
Can governments create affordability in the real estate market? What are the unintended consequences of such legislation? To learn more about how local governments and the State are addressing affordability, keep reading.
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 🏡”
In this issue… LOCAL Boulder County Boulder ADU Changes Approved Erie Steady Growth in New Homes Competitive Election in Erie Lafayette City Updates Comp Plan Longmont Christensen Calls for Radon Disclosure Council to Consider Repeal of Residential Metro Districts Louisville Council’s 2020 Work Plan Broomfield City/County Broomfield Poised to Consider Inclusionary Housing OrdinanceContinue reading “Regional Government Affairs Update February 6, 2020 🐦”
IRES is bringing nationally acclaimed economist Elliot Eisenberg to Northern Colorado for a benefit to assist victims of the September floods. Eisenberg is an amazingly gifted public speaker that specializes in making the arcana and minutia of economics fun relevant and educational. He typically speaks about economic forecasts, economic impact of homebuilding, consequences of governmentContinue reading “Save the Date! Flood Relief Benefit Dec. 3”
The Colorado Supreme Court released its decision in the Lobato case, and found the State’s system of funding public schools to be constitutional. The 2005 lawsuit, filed by individuals from the San Luis Valley and later joined by districts across the state, contended that Colorado doesn’t provide a constitutionally mandated “thorough and uniform” system ofContinue reading “Colorado Supreme Court Overturns Ruling on Public School Funding”
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has announced its decision to accept funding from the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District (Northern Water), in order to expedite the preparation of the Northern Integrated Supply Project Environmental Impact Statement and evaluation of the NISP 404 Permit application. The Corps of Engineers has been hampered by a lackContinue reading “Northern Colorado Water’s Offer to Help Fund NISP EIS Approved”
The deadline to gather signatures for ballot initiatives is August 6th but one measure has already been certified. Voters will decide the fate of Amendment 64, which states, Shall there be an amendment to the Colorado constitution concerning marijuana, and, in connection therewith, providing for the regulation of marijuana; permitting a person twenty-one years ofContinue reading “Colorado Voters will Decide if Marijuana Should be Legalized”