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

Longmont: Boston-Sunset Annexation Request Approved

The City Council approved a request by Riverset, LLC annex approximately seven acres on the northeast corner of Boston Avenue and Sunset Street, west of the St. Vrain Creek Greenway. The property is currently in Boulder County jurisdiction and is zoned General Industrial (GI), though it is in the city’s municipal service area. The Envision… Continue reading Longmont: Boston-Sunset Annexation Request Approved

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Longmont: Motion to Reconsider Inclusionary Zoning Fails

At the beginning of the April 4th City Council meeting, Council member Polly Christensen made a motion to direct the City Manager to add a discussion of inclusionary zoning – requiring builders to deed restrict a portion of new development and dedicate it affordable housing -- to a future agenda. She claimed the Work Force… Continue reading Longmont: Motion to Reconsider Inclusionary Zoning Fails

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Boulder County: County Adopts Oil and Gas Regulations

On March 23, the Board of County Commissioners voted to adopt new regulations for oil and gas operations in the unincorporated areas of Boulder County. The new regulations are the most stringent in the State of Colorado. During their deliberations, the Commissioners expressed their continued regret and frustration that state law preempts local control in… Continue reading Boulder County: County Adopts Oil and Gas Regulations

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Boulder: Height Moratorium Extended

The Boulder City Council voted 8-1 with Bob Yates dissenting, to extend the existing building height moratorium until July 19, 2018. The moratorium was implemented in 2015 and prohibits buildings taller than 40 feet in most neighborhoods. The Council was swayed by the testimony of multiple citizens, who pleaded for the moratorium’s extension, saying tall… Continue reading Boulder: Height Moratorium Extended

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Boulder County: Affordable Housing Advocates Publish Draft Plan

The Boulder County Regional Housing Partnership is recommending a regional goal of 15,000 to 22,000 diverse housing units affordable to low and middle-income households by 2035. This range represents 10 to 15 percent of the anticipated housing inventory at that time. Cities and towns have already secured nearly 6,000 units, so 9,000 to 16,000 homes… Continue reading Boulder County: Affordable Housing Advocates Publish Draft Plan

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Boulder County: The People of Colorado vs. Boulder County

Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman followed through on Feb. 14 with her threat to sue Boulder County over its “moratorium” on accepting oil and gas permit applications. The complaint lists as defendants the county and the Boulder County Commissioners. Plaintiffs were the people of Colorado and the state, represented by Coffman. Coffman sent Boulder County a warning… Continue reading Boulder County: The People of Colorado vs. Boulder County

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Boulder: Fight Brewing with State

Boulder County received a letter from Colorado’s Attorney General Cynthia Coffman dated January 26 in which the County was asked to end its gas and oil ban by February 10 or risk legal action. The letter cited the history of Colorado Supreme Court decisions regarding gas and oil moratoria and noted the County’s policy of… Continue reading Boulder: Fight Brewing with State

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Longmont: Public Meeting for Gas and Oil Comments

Recently the City Council discussed gas and oil regulations in Longmont but rather than moving forward with any legislation of its own, it decided to hold a public forum to get more input from citizens. Clearly some members of Council would support a ban on fracking or a moratorium regardless of their legality. Inevitably the… Continue reading Longmont: Public Meeting for Gas and Oil Comments

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Boulder: County Stalls for Time

At a public hearing on Dec. 13, County staff requested more time to finalize and implement new oil and gas regulations based on direction given by the Board of County Commissioners. In the meantime, a moratorium on new oil and gas development in Boulder County will remain in place through May 1, 2017. County staff said… Continue reading Boulder: County Stalls for Time

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Longmont: Staff Gives City “B” Redevelopment Grade

Staff used a Redevelopment-Ready Guide created by the State of Michigan to rate Longmont’s current policies, practices and public investment toolbox that use limited public dollars and investment to attract private investment, grow jobs, provide new housing, and the build tax base. Overall, staff gave the City a B, saying Longmont is on the right… Continue reading Longmont: Staff Gives City “B” Redevelopment Grade