Gov't Affairs, Govt - County Larimer, Govt Fort Collins

Fort Collins: April Ballot Taking Shape

The Fort Collins municipal election is April 4, 2017. Candidate petitions are due Feb. 23 and already a variety of candidates have declared. Mayor Wade Troxell will run for another term on City Council. He will face challengers Elizabeth “Edie” Hudetz and Chavez Fisher. Hudetz is a longtime political activist and a member of Save… Continue reading Fort Collins: April Ballot Taking Shape

Gov't Affairs, Govt - Nation, Govt - State of Colorado

Nation: NAR Proposes Changes to Condo Certification Requirements

On November 28, 2016, NAR submitted a comment letter to the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) regarding proposed changes to FHA Condominium certification requirements. Many of the proposed changes align with areas REALTORS® have expressed a need for more lenience and reflects NAR advocacy on these matters. The NAR letter specifically asks FHA to: Remove the… Continue reading Nation: NAR Proposes Changes to Condo Certification Requirements

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

Loveland: 2017 Budget Includes Affordable Housing Fund

The draft budget presented by staff recently includes a new “Affordable Housing” special revenue fund. $400,000 was allocated to the fund for homelessness programs in 2017. The City Council had discussed homelessness earlier this spring and offered preliminary support for a proposal to lease used RVs that could be rented by homeless families. Non-profits such… Continue reading Loveland: 2017 Budget Includes Affordable Housing Fund

Gov't Affairs, Govt - County Larimer

Larimer: Mental Health Measure Added to November Ballot

The Larimer County Commissioners voted to add a measure to the ballot asking voters to impose a quarter-cent sales tax to pay for a $20 million facility to house treatment for alcohol and drug abuse, mental health, and detoxification. If approved by voters, the tax (25 cents on a $100 purchase) would begin Jan. 1,… Continue reading Larimer: Mental Health Measure Added to November Ballot

Gov't Affairs, Govt - Nation

Congress to Reform Flood Insurance in 2016

In January, the House of Representatives held the first in a series of roundtables and hearings on the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). The program must be reauthorized before September 30, 2017 in order to keep selling flood insurance. Prior to the most recent reauthorization, Congress passed 18 month-to-month extensions and twice, the NFIP shut down,… Continue reading Congress to Reform Flood Insurance in 2016

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Region: NISP Assessment Delayed another Year

The US Army Corps of Engineers will take another year to work on its environmental impact statement (EIS) for Northern Integrated Supply Project (NISP).  NISP would add two new reservoirs, Glade north of Fort Collins and Galeton east of Ault. The EIS was due in 2016 but now won’t be released until 2017. Eric Wilkerson… Continue reading Region: NISP Assessment Delayed another Year