Gov't Affairs, Govt - County Larimer, Govt Loveland

Government Affairs Update: Loveland

January 11, 2019 Local Sales Tax Measure In 2019 The Loveland City Council, city staff and a citizen task force have resumed conversations about putting a .5 percent city sales tax increase on the ballot in November. The City Council discussed the topic at work session on Tuesday and will devote part of its all-day… Continue reading Government Affairs Update: Loveland

Gov't Affairs, Govt - County Larimer, Govt Fort Collins

Government Affairs Update: Fort Collins

January 11, 2019   Council Will Fill District One Vacancy Interestingly, the November election’s blue wave has had a domino effect in Fort Collins. John Kefalas resigned his Senate seat after being elected to the Larimer County Board of Commissioners. This, in turn, led to the appointment of Representative Joann Ginal to replace Kefalas in… Continue reading Government Affairs Update: Fort Collins

Gov't Affairs, Govt - County Larimer, Govt Fort Collins

Governmental Affairs Update Fort Collins: Metro District Service Plan Policy Approved

Fort Collins Metro District Service Plan Policy Approved The City Council unanimously approved a revised policy for reviewing metropolitan service plans on August 21. While commercial metro districts have been common in the City, the revised policy will also allow the consideration of residential districts. The policy dictates that developers must provide public benefits as… Continue reading Governmental Affairs Update Fort Collins: Metro District Service Plan Policy Approved

Gov't Affairs, Govt - County Larimer, Govt Berthoud

Governmental Affairs Local Update Larimer County: Thompson School Board Approves Ballot Language

Larimer County Thompson School Board Approves Ballot Language The Thompson School Board approved ballot language for a $13.8 million mill levy override and a $149 million bond for the November election. The bond will pay for upgrading school building safety, security and fire alarm systems, tackling backlogged maintenance, building a new kindergarten through eighth-grade school… Continue reading Governmental Affairs Local Update Larimer County: Thompson School Board Approves Ballot Language

Gov't Affairs, Govt - County Larimer, Govt Fort Collins

Fort Collins: Council Reviews CityPlan Scenarios

Head planner Cameron Gloss presented three alternative development scenarios in conjunction with the update to CityPlan, Fort Collins comprehensive plan. He summarized residents’ values saying livability, sustainability and community are the three ideals the community has said it values the most. Gloss also said the number one issue facing the community is attainable housing. Residents… Continue reading Fort Collins: Council Reviews CityPlan Scenarios

Gov't Affairs, Govt - County Larimer, Govt Fort Collins

Fort Collins: KFCG Tax Faces Renewal Vote in 2019

The Keep Fort Collins Great (KFCG) sales tax was approved by voters in 2010. KFCG is a .85 percent dedicated tax that will sunset December 31, 2020. Since 2011, KFCG has funded basic operations and enabled the City to both maintain a desired level of service and respond to community desires in an environment of population… Continue reading Fort Collins: KFCG Tax Faces Renewal Vote in 2019

Gov't Affairs, Govt - County Larimer

Larimer Co: County Convenes Transportation Task Force

In April 2018 the County created two transportation groups to discuss transportation issues. One is a Regional Task Force representing stakeholders from around the county. The other group is the Technical Advisory Committee and is made up of the transportation staffs of the towns and counties in Larimer County and other transportation professionals. According to… Continue reading Larimer Co: County Convenes Transportation Task Force

Gov't Affairs, Govt - County Larimer

Larimer Co: Comp Plan Revisions Under Way

Larimer County staff is currently working to revise the County’s comprehensive plan. A comp plan, known as a general plan, master plan or land-use plan, is a document designed to guide the future actions of a community... It presents a vision for the future, with long-range goals and objectives for all activities that affect the local government. https://larimercompplan.com/ The planning process… Continue reading Larimer Co: Comp Plan Revisions Under Way

Gov't Affairs, Govt - County Larimer, Govt Fort Collins

Fort Collins City Council Gives PUD Overlay Initial Approval

The Fort Collins City Council passed an ordinance on first reading to create an optional Planned Unit Development (PUD) process and regulations within the Land Use Code applicable to parcels 50 acres or greater in size being developed in multiple phases. The goals of creating a PUD Overlay are to add flexibility in site design… Continue reading Fort Collins City Council Gives PUD Overlay Initial Approval

Gov't Affairs, Govt - County Larimer, Govt Fort Collins

Fort Collins: City Holds Broadband Celebration

At a special event, the City of Fort Collins announced the name of the new, City-run broadband service will be Connexion. The City has financed the project by issuing $142 million in bonds. Residents should be able to start plugging into the municipal broadband network in fall 2019, though it will be restricted by geography… Continue reading Fort Collins: City Holds Broadband Celebration