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.
The legislative session will probably end at the end of the month, but legislators are not slowing down. They’re preparing to introduce a 190-page transportation bill that will impact every Coloradoan. To learn more about this bill and how it will affect you, keep reading!
Land use decisions, elections and metro districts. This update addresses those topics — and more.
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 🌺”
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 🐥”
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 🎁”
LOCALBoulder CountyDemocrats Continue Winning Tradition: Boulder County voters elected two more Democrats to replace term-limited Deb Gardner and Elise Jones on the Boulder County Board of Commissioners. LAR-endorsed candidate James Crowder was defeated by Marta Loachamin, who received 76 percent of the votes for the District 2 seat. Loachamin and Claire Levy (District 1) willContinue reading “Regional Government Affairs Update November 9, 2020 🏡”
In this issue… LOCAL County Shelter in Place Orders Key Issues Postponed COLORADO Association of REALTORS® CAR COVID-19 Portal STATE State Order NATION President Signs CARES Act Information from NAR LOCAL County Shelter in Place Orders: Last week Boulder and Larimer Counties issued Shelter in Place orders for all residents. Local orders that areContinue reading “Regional Government Affairs Update March 31, 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 ❄🎉🎊”