Gov't Affairs, Govt - Nation

Government Affairs Update: Nation

      February 7, 2019 NAR Pushes for Condo Rules On Wednesday, January 30, NAR President John Smaby strongly urged U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Carson to release the long-awaited final Federal Housing Administration (FHA) condominium rules. For the past several years, NAR has been advocating for a revision of… Continue reading Government Affairs Update: Nation

Gov't Affairs, Govt - State of Colorado

Government Affairs Update: Colorado

      February 7, 2019 Legislative Update At its most recent meeting, CAR’s Legislative Policy Committee (LPC) learned that the Speaker of the House, Boulder’s KC Becker, told members of her party that she will not support any rent control bills this year. CAR lobbyists said she is getting heat from her fellow Democrats… Continue reading Government Affairs Update: Colorado

Gov't Affairs, Govt - County Weld, Govt Windsor, Windsor

Government Affairs Update: Windsor

      February 7, 2019 Water Rates Going Up Windsor is one of the most rapidly growing towns in Northern Colorado. However, the town only owns 4,100 acre-feet of water via shares in the Northern Poudre Irrigation Company and the Colorado Big Thompson Project. Windsor hopes to add 15,800 additional acre-feet of water through… Continue reading Government Affairs Update: Windsor

Gov't Affairs, Govt - County Weld, Govt Greeley

Government Affairs Update: Greeley

      February 7, 2019 New Historic Preservation Regulations Proposed The Historic Preservation Commission is holding a public meeting on Wednesday, February 13 to get feedback on new regulations intended to replace the existing historic preservation laws in Greeley’s Municipal Code. The meeting will be held from 4:00 to 6:00 pm at the Greeley… Continue reading Government Affairs Update: Greeley

Gov't Affairs, Govt - County Larimer, Govt Loveland

Government Affairs Update: Loveland

      February 7, 2019 Council Approves Sales Tax Increase Outreach At its annual retreat, the Loveland City Council agreed the City should proceed with public engagement regarding a possible .5 percent sales tax increase for capital projects. The idea was suggested last year but was delayed to give the Thompson School District a better… Continue reading Government Affairs Update: Loveland

Gov't Affairs, Govt - County Larimer

Government Affairs Update: Larimer County

      February 7, 2019 Strategic Plan Targets Affordable Housing Larimer County Manager Linda Hoffmann was one of the main speakers at the 2019 Bizwest Economic Forecast on January 30. She noted that the County’s new strategic plan has three main goals: ensuring adequate infrastructure, providing programs and services to a growing population and… Continue reading Government Affairs Update: Larimer County

Gov't Affairs, Govt - County Boulder, Govt Longmont

Government Affairs Update: Longmont

      February 7, 2019 Incentives for Affordable Housing The Longmont City Council discussed revising incentives for affordable housing projects on January 29. It quickly became clear there was confusion regarding differences between development code incentives, financial incentives and how to align the new inclusionary housing ordinance with the development code. The inclusionary housing… Continue reading Government Affairs Update: Longmont

Gov't Affairs, Govt - Nation

Government Affairs Update: National

January 25, 2019   NAR Releases 2019 Advocacy Agenda Based on the Federal Issues Survey results, and the current climate in Congress and the Administration, NAR has created its 2019 Federal Advocacy Agenda. The agenda includes the following topics: federal taxes and real estate, National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), association health plans (AHP), access to credit,… Continue reading Government Affairs Update: National

Gov't Affairs, Govt - State of Colorado

Government Affairs Update: Colorado

January 25, 2019   Legislative Update CAR’s Legislative Policy Committee (LPC) had its first meeting of the 2019 legislative session on January 18. At that time, the LPC considered over 30 bills. Here is a summary of three significant bills on which the LPC took positions. HB-1106 “Rental Application Fees” CAR Position – Oppose The… Continue reading Government Affairs Update: Colorado