Regional Government Affairs Update January 25, 2022 ❄

In the aftermath of the horrific Marshall fire, the BOLO REALTORS® put together a fabulous panel discussion on how to assist the fire victims. The panelists also spoke about how real estate agents can help clients prepare for future disasters.

Regional Government Affairs Update November 1, 2021 🍁

As you know, tomorrow, November 2nd is election day (finally!). I am planning a separate update that I will send out later this week to cover all the real estate-related election news

This update covers some interesting policy decisions in Northern Colorado, as well as an update on a state-level short term rental proposal.

Regional Government Affairs Update July 7, 2021 🌻

When is it appropriate to mount a recall effort against an elected official? This is a legitimate question, and one voters must consider more frequently in this age of political divisiveness. 

Regional Government Affairs Update June 7, 2021 🌺

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.

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 🏡”

Regional Government Affairs Update February 6, 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 🐦”

Save the Date! Flood Relief Benefit Dec. 3

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”

Colorado Supreme Court Overturns Ruling on Public School Funding

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”

Northern Colorado Water’s Offer to Help Fund NISP EIS Approved

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”

Colorado Voters will Decide if Marijuana Should be Legalized

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”