This will be my final Regional Government Affairs Update because I retire on May 27 after 19 wonderful years. A new Government Affairs Director will be on the job soon, never fear. I appreciate you. Working for all of you has been my honor and a pleasure.
Regional Government Director
This update includes good news on issues such as rental licensing and metro district disclosures. Those public policy victories didn’t just happen. Hard work was needed by members of the real estate industry and their allies. As a reminder, ballots for the April municipal elections were mailed this week for statutory towns like Berthoud, Eaton, Erie, Timnath, Wellington, Milliken, Windsor, and Johnstown.
It’s time to start your homework so you’re prepared for the 2022 elections.
The date for the Colorado Primary is June 28; our general election is scheduled for November 8.
It is the holiday season and local elected officials are giving us a gift by avoiding weighty or controversial issues during the season between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. Enjoy it while it lasts, because things always become busy by mid-January. And just because this update is short, that doesn’t mean there aren’t some interesting topics.Continue reading “Regional Government Affairs Update December 16, 2021 🌲”
In this issue… LOCAL Boulder County Boulder Council Discusses Construction, Energy Code Updates Erie Trustees Approve Carriage Houses Larimer County Oil and Gas Taskforce Submits Draft Rules Berthoud Election is April 7 Trustees Give Preliminary Approval to Mountain Avenue Overlay District Fort Collins Preliminary Approval for Montava Hughes Stadium Rezoning Delayed Again Loveland TentativeContinue reading “Regional Government Affairs Update January 27, 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”
On August 12 Erie’s Board of Trustees approved a resolution to sever its participation in the Boulder County Countywide Coordinated Comprehensive Development Plan IGA (otherwise known as the Super IGA) as of October 16, 2013. The IGA was created to identify where development should occur and prevent sprawl. Mayor Joe Wilson said the County hasContinue reading “Erie Quits Super IGA”
The Grand County Board of County Commissioners approved a permit and related agreements for the Windy Gap Firming Project this month. Windy Gap will bring additional water to 13 local municipalities/water districts, including Greeley, Evans, Lafayette, Longmont, Loveland, Louisville, Little Thompson Water District, Superior, Erie and the Little Thompson Water District. The commissioners approved theContinue reading “Northern Colorado’s Windy Gap Moving Forward”
The Town of Erie has been in the news recently because of the decision by the Board of Trustees to approve a package of incentives valued up to $3,000 for new residents. Purchasers of new or existing homes will receive community center passes, discounts on golf club memberships, a free aerial tour of the townContinue reading “Town of Erie Launches Aggressive Marketing Campaign”