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 3Continue reading “Fort Collins: Municipal Election Results”

Fort Collins: Transportation Impact Fees

Earlier this month the City Council discussed moving from a street oversizing fee to a transportation capital expansion fee (CEF). Staff argues it’s time to update this impact fee and align it with other capital expansion fees, all of which are expected to undergo “revisions” (translation – increases) in the near future. Unlike the street oversizingContinue reading “Fort Collins: Transportation Impact Fees”

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 wasContinue reading “Fort Collins: New Council Favors Business Interests”

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: Candidate Slate for Municipal Election

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

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 ButchContinue reading “Fort Collins City Council Election Results in Little Change”

Fort Collins Student Housing Plan Approved

The City Council also passed a resolution on Feb. 26 supporting SHAP — the Student Housing Action Plan  — although it was clear that the plan’s complicated action items were still confusing. Initially a student housing plan and a multi-family housing plan were two separate projects. However, part way through the process the two wereContinue reading “Fort Collins Student Housing Plan Approved”

Fort Collins Council Votes 4-3 to Proceed with Home Size Limits

The Fort Collins City Council voted to proceed with Option A, which includes revised Floor Area Ratio (FAR) limits and a package of other less egregious design guidelines, in the latest proposal to protect neighborhood compatibility in the Eastside and Westside neighborhoods. During the discussion Council members frequently referred to homes that were selected asContinue reading “Fort Collins Council Votes 4-3 to Proceed with Home Size Limits”

Neighborhood Compatibility Issues Postponed by Ethics Question

The City Council began another earnest debate on Feb. 12th concerning the use the floor area ratio (FAR) as a tool to limit “monster homes” in the Eastside and Westside neighborhoods. Mayor pro tem Kelly Ohlson, who has always been an advocate of limiting FAR, said the latest proposal has “dramatically reduced” the effectiveness ofContinue reading “Neighborhood Compatibility Issues Postponed by Ethics Question”

Fort Collins Council Discusses Neighborhood Character Regulations

On November 27th the City Council had its first chance to provide input on a report focused on the Eastside-Westside neighborhoods and the latest recommendations intended to preserve neighborhood character. City staff and consultants hoped to move forward quickly with some simple ideas such as expanding the notification area (when a property owner intends toContinue reading “Fort Collins Council Discusses Neighborhood Character Regulations”