Gov't Affairs, Govt - State of Colorado

Colorado: Bill to Reduce Carpooling Occupancy Requirements Passes Hearing

HB-1348, “Prohibit HOV Requirement on North I-25 Express Lanes,” would reverse CDOT’s new express lane policy, which requires three occupants (HOV-3) for free use of any new express lane on North I-25. Instead, the bill would make an express lane free for vehicles with two occupants. The problem with the bill, according to CDOT, is… Continue reading Colorado: Bill to Reduce Carpooling Occupancy Requirements Passes Hearing

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Colorado Association of REALTORS: Legislative Update

HB-1279 “Construction Defect Actions Notice Vote Approval” CAR Position – Support. The Legislative Policy Committee changed its position to support after significant amendments were made to the bill. This bi-partisan bill requires all homeowners and the developer to be notified that a construction defects lawsuit is being considered. In addition, it requires that a majority… Continue reading Colorado Association of REALTORS: Legislative Update

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

Loveland: Multiple Candidates for City Council Seat

As of now three candidates have emerged for the City Council Ward 3 seat vacated by Hugh McKean: Steve Olson, a CPA and NCLA board member; Howard Dotson, a pastor; and John Keil, a marijuana investor. Olson has lived in Loveland for decades, while Dotson and Keil are new residents. The special election is scheduled… Continue reading Loveland: Multiple Candidates for City Council Seat

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

Loveland: Special Election Set for April

Residents of Ward 3 will select a councilor to replace Hugh McKean at a special election set for April 1, 2017. While that date seems a long way off, City Clerk Terry Andrews told the City Council it takes time to set up the election and adhere to all the legal requirements required by the… Continue reading Loveland: Special Election Set for April

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

Loveland: Pending Resignation Will Trigger Special Election

Hugh McKean will be sworn in as a member of the Colorado House of Representatives on January 11. Recently McKean indicated he intends to continue to represent Ward III until January 10. By law, the Council cannot set a special election until a member resigns. Once a letter of resignation is tendered the Council must… Continue reading Loveland: Pending Resignation Will Trigger Special Election

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

Loveland: McKean Elected to General Assembly

Hugh McKean bested his opponent, Jody Shadduck-McNally to win HD-51 (Loveland). McKean will take over from Brian DelGrosso, the term-limited former House Minority leader. McKean was endorsed by CAR and supports bonding for highway transportation and construction defects reform.

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

Loveland: Council Wants to Revise Affordable Housing Policy

The City Council has waived over a half a million dollars in development fees in the last year and apparently some Councilors aren’t feeling that the City is getting a return on its investment. John Fogle, in particular, made pointed comments about the Giuliano project, which has received over $2 million worth of waivers and… Continue reading Loveland: Council Wants to Revise Affordable Housing Policy

Govt - County Larimer, Govt Loveland

LBAR Announces Candidate Endorsements

The Loveland-Berthoud Association of REALTORS is endorsing the following City Council candidates: Mayor: Daryle Klassen Ward 1: Troy Krenning Ward 2: Joan Shaffer Ward 3: Hugh McKean (running unopposed) Ward 4: Dave Clark All 5 of these candidates support the as-built certificate concept as a way to ease issues that have arisen due to concealed… Continue reading LBAR Announces Candidate Endorsements

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

Five Loveland Council Seats Available in November

A majority of the City Council’s nine seats will be available in the fall general election. Mayor Cecil Gutierrez is eligible to run for a third and final term. Other incumbents who are eligible to run again include Daryle Klassen (Ward 1), Joan Shaffer (Ward 2), Hugh McKean (Ward 3) and Dave Clark (Ward 4).… Continue reading Five Loveland Council Seats Available in November

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

Agreement with Johnstown Faces Obstacles

The City Council had a long discussion concerning a possible Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) with Johnstown on April 2. According to staff, Larimer County has made it clear than an agreement between the two municipalities must be intact before the County will consider extending Loveland’s GMA overlay zoning district to allow more commercial development at the… Continue reading Agreement with Johnstown Faces Obstacles