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

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

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

Loveland: Broadband Discussion Bogs Down

Staff hoped the City Council would choose a business model for the City’s broadband initiative Tuesday night, but the Council clearly wasn’t comfortable making that decision yet. The City’s Broadband Task Force recommended City Council direct staff to move forward developing a municipal retail – residential and business model like Longmont’s, while continuing to consider… Continue reading Loveland: Broadband Discussion Bogs Down

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

Longmont: City to Regulate Home Marijuana Grows

The City Council hasn’t decided if it wants to lift the ban on pot shops in Longmont since Council member Jeff Moore was absent from last week’s meeting. However, the Council did accept staff’s recommendation to regulate residential marijuana grows. City Manager Harold Dominguez said the staff fields regular complaints, primarily regarding smells. When Colorado… Continue reading Longmont: City to Regulate Home Marijuana Grows

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

Greeley: November Election Preview

The City Council discussed the upcoming November election at a recent work session. The Mayor’s seat, Ward I, Ward IV and an at-large seat will be available at that time. Mayor Tom Norton has served 2 terms and could run again. Charlie Archibeque (Ward I) and Robb Casseday (at-large) are term-limited. Mike Finn (Ward IV)… Continue reading Greeley: November Election Preview

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

Fort Collins: Climate Action Plan Approved

The City Council unanimously approved a resolution adopting the 2015 Climate Action Plan (CAP), which will increase the City's goals for reducing greenhouse emissions in the coming years with the goal of being carbon neutral by 2050. The framework for the CAP calls for reducing carbon dioxide emissions communitywide by 20 percent compared to 2005… Continue reading Fort Collins: Climate Action Plan Approved