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.
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.
I began speaking to staff at NAR about a metro district study on February 7, 2020 a few weeks before our world was turned upside down by the COVID epidemic. I am happy to announce the study is complete and its results are now available. It was worth the wait.
The study wouldn’t have been possible without the assistance of our REALTOR associations (local, state, and national) and two multiple listing services — IRES and REColorado.
To learn more about the study and review the infographics created to summarize the study and educate both real estate professionals and consumers, keep reading!
Land use decisions, elections and metro districts. This update addresses those topics — and more.
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 🐥”
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 🏡”
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 ❄”
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 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 ❄🎉🎊”
November 26, 2019 In this issue… LOCAL Boulder County Longmont Rodriguez Elected Mayor Pro Tem Additional Requirements For Riparian Developments Larimer County Fort Collins Final Vote on Stadium Rezoning Postponed Loveland Mayor Comments on Election Council To Discuss Metro Districts — Again NATION Rent Control Lawsuit Flood Insurance Extended LOCAL Boulder County Longmont Rodriguez Elected Mayor ProContinue reading “Regional Government Affairs Update November 26, 2019 🦃 🍂❄”