Fort Collins: Landlord Registration Program for West Central Area?

The FCBR Government Affairs Committee was not pleased to learn that the draft plan for the West Central neighborhood includes a recommendation to consider a landlord registration program. The plan will go before the City Council on March 17, leaving FCBR without adequate time to prepare a position on the issue. FCBR has traditionally opposedContinue reading “Fort Collins: Landlord Registration Program for West Central Area?”

Fort Collins: FCBR Supports Ballot Questions 1 & 2

The Fort Collins Board of REALTORS supports Ballot Question 1, to extend the existing “Building on Basics” sales and use tax for another ten years. In addition, the REALTORS support Question 2, the extension of the quarter-cent sales and use tax to fund the City’s Street Maintenance Program. More information about the April 7 electionContinue reading “Fort Collins: FCBR Supports Ballot Questions 1 & 2”

Fort Collins: REALTORS Announce Endorsements

The Fort Collins Board of REALTORS announced its endorsements for the April election. FCBR supports Wade Troxell for mayor, Ray Martinez (District 2) REALTOR Eric Kronwall (District 4) and Gerry Horak (District 6). These candidates support the real estate industry and property rights. The Fort Collins Chamber has also endorsed this slate of candidates.

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 2005Continue reading “Fort Collins: Climate Action Plan Approved”

Fort Collins: Candidate Slate for Municipal Election

CSU Professor Wade Troxell http://www.voteforwade.org who has served as the Council representative for District 4 for eight years, will face off against outdoors advocate Ward Luthi http://wardformayor.org in the mayoral race. Businessman and former mayor Ray Martinez http://www.rayforcouncil.com is running against retired teacher and school board member Nancy Tellez  http://www.nancytellez.com/about for the District 2 seat.Continue reading “Fort Collins: Candidate Slate for Municipal Election”

NAR Calls to Action Still Live

NAR has two Calls to Action (CTA) that are ongoing. One concerns mortgage debt forgiveness tax relief and the other is for commercial REALTORS and asks for the extension of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act of 2002. Unfortunately, Northern Colorado participation rates are low. Act now by following this link: http://www.realtoractioncenter.com/realtor-party/act/calls-for-action.html Association participation rates asContinue reading “NAR Calls to Action Still Live”

Larimer County: REALTORS Endorse Gaiter

The Fort Collins Board of REALTORS and the Loveland-Berthoud Association of REALTORS are supporting Lew Gaiter for Larimer County Commissioner, District 1. A committee comprised of members from both associations interviewed the three candidates and recommended Gaiter to the boards of both associations. Although the committee felt CDOT Commissioner and former Loveland Mayor Kathy GillilandContinue reading “Larimer County: REALTORS Endorse Gaiter”

Fort Collins Council Approves Important Change to Landmark Designation Code

The Fort Collins Board of REALTORS supported a code change that was just approved by City Council that requires the signatures of at least 3 people on a petition to request a non-consensual historic designation. Currently it only takes the signature of one person for such a request to be considered. The idea that oneContinue reading “Fort Collins Council Approves Important Change to Landmark Designation Code”

Fort Collins Mason Corridor Poll

The Fort Collins Board of REALTORS received a NAR smart growth grant to poll City residents’ opinions on the Mason Corridor project. The Mason Corridor is a five mile north-south byway within the city of Fort Collins which extends from Cherry Street on the north to south of Harmony Road. The corridor is centered alongContinue reading “Fort Collins Mason Corridor Poll”

Is Fort Collins Backing Off Inclusionary Zoning?

Fort Collins Board of REALTORS (FCBR) is relieved that the City has changed an agenda item scheduled for the May 27 study session from “Inclusionary Zoning Ordinance” (IZO) to “affordable housing policy study.” FCBR is under no allusion that a Citywide inclusionary zoning ordinance is no longer a possibility. Affordable housing requirements in the FoothillsContinue reading “Is Fort Collins Backing Off Inclusionary Zoning?”