Regional Government Affairs Update April 19, 2021 🌷

Land use decisions, elections and metro districts. This update addresses those topics — and more.

Regional Government Affairs Update March 26, 2021 🌺

Monday March 22nd was a painful day for Coloradoans as we learned of another mass shooting in our state. Those of us from Boulder were especially upset. I grew up on Gillespie Drive, just across the street from King Soopers. It was just a field back then where we played as kids. Now it will beContinue reading “Regional Government Affairs Update March 26, 2021 🌺”

Regional Government Affairs Update March 12, 2021 🌷

Elected and appointed officials bemoan the lack of attainable housing but seem to be blind to the decisions they make that add to the problem. For example, the City of Loveland just approved new raw water fees that will increase the cost to build a new single-family home by about $300 in 2021, with the amountContinue reading “Regional Government Affairs Update March 12, 2021 🌷”

Regional Government Affairs Update March 1, 2021 🐥

LOCALBoulder CountyBoulderRevisions to Mobile Home Sales Regulations: Boulder’s City Council passed an ordinance on Feb. 16 designed to solve concerns related to challenges faced by homeowners when selling mobile or manufactured homes. Owners of these homes reported park managers or owners interfered, discouraged, or delayed sales or purchases. The ordinance requires park managers to provideContinue reading “Regional Government Affairs Update March 1, 2021 🐥”

Regional Government Affairs Update February 15, 2021 🏡

LOCALBoulder CountyPolis Continues Push For Rail: According to the Denver Business Journal, Governor Polis’ support for Line-B, the long-awaited rail line to Boulder and Longmont, has put new life into the plan. Some RTD Board members have criticized the Governor, saying he is using his influence to move the focus from providing service to lower-income, transit-dependentContinue reading “Regional Government Affairs Update February 15, 2021 🏡”

Regional Government Affairs Update January 29, 2021 ❄

LOCALBoulder CountyElected Push RTD on Rail: Debra Johnson, RTD’s new CEO is trying to manage expectations as she attempts to resuscitate the transit district, which was in trouble before COVID and has struggled more since the outbreak began. According to Colorado Public Radio, she questioned the viability of the B Line from Westminster to Longmont, whichContinue reading “Regional Government Affairs Update January 29, 2021 ❄”

Regional Government Affairs Update December 8, 2020 🎁

LOCAL Boulder CountyCommissioners Approve Changes to Short-Term Rental Regulations: On December 3 the Board of County Commissioners approved revisions to Boulder County’s short-term rental (STR) requirements. The County made the changes because of concerns expressed concerning how STRs — especially vacation rentals — reduce housing stock, decrease housing affordability and impact the rural character ofContinue reading “Regional Government Affairs Update December 8, 2020 🎁”

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 January 27, 2020🌞 🌁 🚗

  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🌞 🌁 🚗”

Regional Government Affairs Update December 12, 2019 ❄🎉🎊

    In this issue… LOCAL Boulder County Highway 119 Update Longmont Council to Consider Metro District Policy Change Larimer County Septic Transfer of Title Inspections Fort Collins Council Moves Forward with Plan to Preserve Mobile Home Parks  Loveland Samson Joins City Council Weld County Greeley Zasada Wins! Hall Elected Mayor Pro Tem STATE NewContinue reading “Regional Government Affairs Update December 12, 2019 ❄🎉🎊”