Gov't Affairs, Govt - Northeastern Colorado

Regional Update: Transportation Commission Approves Priority List

Colorado’s Transportation Commission recently finalized its list of “Tier One” projects. This list lays out CDOT’s priority projects when -and if – funding becomes available. This is important in light of a potential transportation initiative voters could see on the November ballot. The language for “Let’s Go, Colorado” (Initiative 153) does not include a specific… Continue reading Regional Update: Transportation Commission Approves Priority List

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I-25 Update

The State Transportation Commission is preparing to allocate money for state transportation projects and update its tier one priority list. Gov. John Hickenlooper signed Senate Bill 1 into law in May. The measure provides $451 million in one-time funding to the state's highway system and allows the state to issue $380 million in certificates of… Continue reading I-25 Update

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Region: Local Contributions Making Difference on North I-25

To-date local governments in Northern Colorado have added significant funding to ensure North I-25 is improved and expanded. Larimer and Weld Counties, plus Johnstown, Fort Collins, Berthoud, Loveland, Timnath and Windsor, as well as McWhinney provided $25,000,000 in local contributions for the Phase 1 project adding an additional lane between SH 14 and SH 402.… Continue reading Region: Local Contributions Making Difference on North I-25

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Nation: NAR Testifies on VA Appraisals

On April 4, Michelle Bradley, the 2016 NAR Real Property Valuation Committee Chair, testified before the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs – Economic Opportunity Subcommittee at a hearing entitled “Assessing VA Approved Appraisers and How to Improve the Program for the 21st Century.” In the past year, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Home Loan… Continue reading Nation: NAR Testifies on VA Appraisals

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Region: North I-25 Update

The Berthoud Hill southbound climbing lane is complete (it will be repaved and smoothed this spring), Crossroads is underway and CDOT is preparing to hire a contractor for the Phase 1 project, which will add one express toll lane in each direction between Highway 14 and Highway 402. It is anticipated the project will get… Continue reading Region: North I-25 Update

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Region: Bipartisan Effort Results in More Transportation Funding

Colorado’s congressional delegation pulled off a major victory when they convinced their colleagues to approve a $1 billion continuing resolution to complete Colorado’s disaster relief funding. Of this, $252 million will complete the redesign of US 34 through the Big Thompson Canyon and other flood recovery projects. CDOT Director Shailen Bhatt noted that the federal… Continue reading Region: Bipartisan Effort Results in More Transportation Funding

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Region: Business Coalition Continues Transportation Lobbying Effort

Have you seen the new climbing lane on southbound I-25 near Berthoud? Sometime next year CDOT will begin work on the $237 million Phase One project, adding a new managed lane in each direction from Fort Collins to south of Loveland. These are tangible results of Fix North I-25’s advocacy efforts to date. But we’re… Continue reading Region: Business Coalition Continues Transportation Lobbying Effort

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Region: NoCo Housing Now Construction Defects Forum

NoCo Housing Now, the housing affordability advocacy group created by FCBR, held a forum on November 14 to discuss construction defects reform with members of the Colorado General Assembly. Although all legislators from Larimer and Weld Counties were invited, only three attended: Representatives Perry Buck (Windsor/Larimer County) and JoAnn Ginal (Fort Collins) and Senator John… Continue reading Region: NoCo Housing Now Construction Defects Forum

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Region: NoCo Housing Now Schedules Meeting with Legislators

Northern Colorado legislators have been invited to attend a meeting on November 14 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm in Fort Collins. The purpose of the meeting is to convince our legislators to support construction defects reform legislation during the 2017 legislative session. During earlier discussions, NoCo Housing Now participants identified state level construction defects reform… Continue reading Region: NoCo Housing Now Schedules Meeting with Legislators

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Region: Denver Creates Affordable Housing Fund

The Denver City Council approved an ordinance creating a $150 million fund for affordable housing. The fund is intended to create or preserve 600 units each year for ten years. City property owners will be charged an additional half mill, equating $12 a year on a home worth $300,000, which will bring in about $6.5… Continue reading Region: Denver Creates Affordable Housing Fund