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 anContinue reading “Larimer County: County Convenes Workforce Housing Task Force”

CAR Supports Hickenlooper

CAR’s Board of Directors, based in part on a recommendation by the CAR Political Action Committee (CARPAC) and a team of REALTORS who interviewed candidates for this race, announced its endorsement of John Hickenlooper for Governor. In addition, the REALTOR Political Action Committee (RPAC) which funds Congressional candidates, announced its support for Mark Udall forContinue reading “CAR Supports Hickenlooper”

Hickenlooper Announces Oil and Gas Compromise

Gov. John Hickenlooper announced a last-minute compromise that will keep initiatives 88 and 89, pushed by Congressman Jared Polis, off the November ballot. Initiative 88 would have required 2,000-foot buffers between oil and gas wells and buildings, while Initiative 89 would create a constitutional environmental bill of rights and more local control. Polis agreed toContinue reading “Hickenlooper Announces Oil and Gas Compromise”

Polis Approval Rating 37 Percent?

The 2nd Congressional District is considered a Democratic stronghold and Jared Polis has coasted to victory since winning a three-way Democratic primary in 2008. But according to the Denver Post, Polis’ bankrolling of ballot measures dealing with fracking and drilling may have upset Coloradans. George Leing’s campaign released poll data that they say shows a Republican can winContinue reading “Polis Approval Rating 37 Percent?”

Gas and Oil Compromise Appears Unlikely

As has been widely reported, Gov. Hickenlooper is trying to avert the onslaught of gas and oil initiatives being supported by Rep. Jared Polis and anti-fracking activists by trying to craft a compromise, which would then be considered by the legislature in a special session. Rep. Polis has agreed to pull the 9 initiatives heContinue reading “Gas and Oil Compromise Appears Unlikely”

Larimer REALTORS Meet with Rep. Polis

A group of 21 REALTORS and staff met with Congressman Jared Polis recently during the August Recess. The meeting was scheduled at Polis’s request; he has consistently expressed learning more about the market in Larimer County, which became part of his district in January. Polis said he opposes the PATH Act, a bill that includesContinue reading “Larimer REALTORS Meet with Rep. Polis”

Bipartisan Effort to Ease Train Crossing Noise

Since 2005, when the Federal Railroad Administration said that trains at crossings had to give a longer, louder warning of their presence, residents have complained about the noise. Our local communities have been stymied by the cost of creating “quiet zones” at train crossings. In Longmont for example, there are 17 railroad crossings. The CityContinue reading “Bipartisan Effort to Ease Train Crossing Noise”

CAR Announces Endorsements

The Colorado Association of REALTORS® Political Action Committee (CARPAC) announced its support for the following state level candidates from our region: SD 17 Matt Jones (D-Boulder County) SD 18 Rollie Heath (D-Boulder) HD 11 Ellyn Hilliard (R-Boulder County) HD 13 Claire Levy (D-Boulder County) HD 49 Perry Buck (R-Larimer County) HD 50 Skip Carlson (R-Greeley)Continue reading “CAR Announces Endorsements”

Congressman Polis meets with REALTORS®

Congressman Jared Polis, who will likely represent the people of Larimer County in January when the county becomes part of the 2nd Congressional District, met with the leadership of the Fort Collins Board of Realtors® and the Loveland-Berthoud Association of Realtors®. He said he would cosponsor a bill supported by NAR that would extend debtContinue reading “Congressman Polis meets with REALTORS®”