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Fort Collins: Municipal Election Results

Wade Troxell was re-elected mayor, winning a decisive 57 percent of the vote, defeating opponents Edie Hudetz and Kwon Atlas.  In District 1, Bob Overbeck won a second term, beating Nate Budd by 15 percentage points. In the closest race, Ken Summers defected Gordon Coombes by a seven percent margin to take the District 3… Continue reading Fort Collins: Municipal Election Results

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Fort Collins: City to Continue NISP Discussions

The Fort Collins City Council voted 6-1 (with Bob Overbeck dissenting) to permit staff to continue discussions with Northern Water on Northern Integrated Supply Project (NISP) mitigation measures for the Poudre River. Northern Water says the proposed project includes enhancements for the river. The draft proposal includes streamflow commitments to enhance low flows and protect… Continue reading Fort Collins: City to Continue NISP Discussions

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Fort Collins: Chamber Announces Council Endorsements

The Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce has announced its endorsements for the April City Council election. Mayor, Wade Troxell vs. Edie Hudetz and Kwon Atlas District 1, Nate Budd vs. incumbent Bob Overbeck District 3, Ken Summers vs. Gordon Coombes District 5, No Endorsement (Ross Cunniff vs. Duane Hansen) As part of the Chamber’s process, candidates were… Continue reading Fort Collins: Chamber Announces Council Endorsements

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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

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Fort Collins: City Will Regulate Short Term Rentals

The Fort Collins City Council discussed short-term rentals (STRs) again on January 10th and directed staff to prepare a draft ordinance for public review. The draft has been scheduled for discussion at a regular meeting on March 7. Staff estimates there are currently approximately 300 short-term rental units in the City, which means less than… Continue reading Fort Collins: City Will Regulate Short Term Rentals

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Fort Collins: City to Move Ahead with Construction Defects Ordinance

The Fort Collins City Council decided to move forward with its own construction defect ordinance after a discussion on Feb. 9. Two Councilors (Ross Cunniff and Bob Overbeck) appeared to have misgivings about the concept, saying they were concerned about protecting homeowner’s rights, however, the mayor and majority of Council agreed that a local ordinance… Continue reading Fort Collins: City to Move Ahead with Construction Defects Ordinance

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Fort Collins City Council Election Results in Little Change

Four seats were available in the April 2 municipal election. The business-minded Council contingent now includes Mayor Karen Weitkunat, who easily won a second term with 70 percent of the votes, Wade Troxell and newcomer Gino Campana. The environment/social/liberal faction lost Kelly Ohlson and Ben Manvel to term limits. However, Bob Overbeck’s victory over Butch… Continue reading Fort Collins City Council Election Results in Little Change

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Candidates Lining Up for Fort Collins City Council Election

Petitions aren’t due until February 21 but quite a few candidates have already declared for the April 2 municipal election. Mayor Karen Weitkunat was the first to announce her decision to run for a 2nd term. So far it appears that District 1 will see the most competition, with M.L. Johnson, Bob Overbeck, Bryan Payne… Continue reading Candidates Lining Up for Fort Collins City Council Election