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

Fort Collins: Homebuilders, REALTORS® Make Candidate Endorsements

The Northern Colorado Home Builders Association announced it is endorsing the following candidates in the Fort Collins City Council election - for mayor Wade Troxell, in District 1: Nate Budd
and in District 3 Ken Summers. 
The HBA made no endorsement in the District 5 race. The Fort Collins Board of REALTORS® announced its “Future of… Continue reading Fort Collins: Homebuilders, REALTORS® Make Candidate Endorsements

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

Fort Collins: Short-Term Rentals Ordinance Passes First Reading

After months of outreach, the City of Fort Collins unanimously passed two short-term rental (STR) ordinances on first reading. One ordinance amends the Land Use Code and limits primary STRs (owner-occupied) units to 20 zones that allow small (six bedrooms or less) hotels or B&Bs. Non-primary (not owner occupied) STRs will be allowed 13 zones… Continue reading Fort Collins: Short-Term Rentals Ordinance Passes First Reading

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

Fort Collins: Impact Fees Likely to Increase

The City Council held a work session on impact fees charged for new development in Fort Collins. The methodology for calculating these fees is complicated because the State requires a “nexus” between the cause and effect of the fee. The discussion was made more complicated by the fact that the City has many different fees… Continue reading Fort Collins: Impact Fees Likely to Increase

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

Fort Collins: Occupancy Ordinance Study Funding Postponed

The Fort Collins Board of REALTORS® (FCBR), Colorado State University and the Associated Students at Colorado State University (ASCSU) were no doubt disappointed with the City Council’s decision to narrow the scope of a study to investigate the impact of the U+2 ordinance and possible unintended consequences. FCBR asserts the ordinance impacts housing affordability. The… Continue reading Fort Collins: Occupancy Ordinance Study Funding Postponed

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

Region: NoCo Housing Now Construction Defects Forum

NoCo Housing Now, the housing affordability advocacy group created by FCBR, held a forum on November 14 to discuss construction defects reform with members of the Colorado General Assembly. Although all legislators from Larimer and Weld Counties were invited, only three attended: Representatives Perry Buck (Windsor/Larimer County) and JoAnn Ginal (Fort Collins) and Senator John… Continue reading Region: NoCo Housing Now Construction Defects Forum

Gov't Affairs, Govt - County Larimer

Larimer County: County Convenes Workforce Housing Task Force

On August 31 Larimer County held the first meeting of its workforce housing task force. The group included Congressman Jared Polis (briefly), State Senator John Kefalas, County Commissioners Tom Donnelly and Lew Gaiter, the mayor of Johnstown, Loveland City Council member Leah Johnson, a staff representative from Timnath, representatives from FCBR and LBAR, and an… Continue reading Larimer County: County Convenes Workforce Housing Task Force

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

Region: NoCo Housing Now Moves Forward

The Fort Collins Board of REALTORS launched an initiative to find solutions to the region’s housing affordability in February 2016. Several stakeholder meetings have taken place and after some discussion the group agreed to focus on three key issues: lobbying for construction defects legislation with State representatives, creating a regional repository to share housing policies… Continue reading Region: NoCo Housing Now Moves Forward

Gov't Affairs, Govt - Nation

Nation: Call for Action Ongoing

The Call for Action on HR 3700 will be active until July 15. CAR's goal is 20 percent participation per association. As of today, here are the results for our associations: BARA - 5.12 percent FCBR - 18.15 percent GARA - 19.86 percent LAR -  15.46 percent LBAR - 24.04 percent Encourage your REALTOR friends… Continue reading Nation: Call for Action Ongoing

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

Fort Collins: Climate Action Plan Is A Priority

The goal of the City’s Climate Action Plan (CAP) is to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 but staff admits they don’t have a clear picture of “what that is yet.” According to staff calculations, the City has only reduced its emissions by 2.5 percent to-date. Even if the CAP is nebulous on ultimate goals and… Continue reading Fort Collins: Climate Action Plan Is A Priority

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

Fort Collins: New Council Favors Business Interests

The April 7th election went down to the wire but in the end the results favor REALTORS and the business community. Wade Troxell was elected mayor by a wide margin. Former mayor Ray Martinez won the right to represent District 2 and incumbent Gerry Horak pulled out a squeaker in District 6. The only disappointment was… Continue reading Fort Collins: New Council Favors Business Interests