Loveland: Lifestyle Center Approved

The City Council voted 8-0 (with Joan Shaffer absent) to approve an $258 million incentive agreement for developer Martin Lind’s The Brands project. The Brands is a 200-acre high-end, mixed use lifestyle center on both sides of I-25 and Crossroads Boulevard just south of Embassy Suites. The development, as currently proposed, would include a mixed-useContinue reading “Loveland: Lifestyle Center Approved”

Group Lobbies Chairman of House Transportation Committee re I-25

The Chairman of the US House of Representative’s Transportation Committee, Bill Shuster (PA) held a field hearing in Colorado at the behest of Congressmen Cory Gardner and Mike Coffman in preparation for the reauthorization of MAP-21, the federal transportation funding legislation that expires this fall. The hearing gave a group of local officials the opportunityContinue reading “Group Lobbies Chairman of House Transportation Committee re I-25”

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 concealedContinue reading “LBAR Announces Candidate Endorsements”

Shaffer Announces Reelection Bid for Loveland City Council

Joan Shaffer says she wants to serve a second term on City Council. Shaffer is known as an advocate for campaign finance reform who convinced voters to institute campaign finance limits in 2007 that ended LBAR’s ability to give meaningful contributions to City Council candidates. She is also passionate about passenger rail and envisions aContinue reading “Shaffer Announces Reelection Bid for Loveland City Council”

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”

Water Discussion Illustrates Loveland Council Division

Another long and tense water debate ended with a 5-3 vote. After months of study sessions the Council had appeared to settle on a complicated funding plan that included long-term debt, internal borrowing and rate increases. However, the issue of whether or not to include $750,000 of general fund money each year for five yearsContinue reading “Water Discussion Illustrates Loveland Council Division”

Candidates Announce for Ward IV Special Election

The sudden resignation of Cat McEwen this summer did more than create a vacancy on the City Council. It created a City Council that is so divided it can’t even elect a new mayor pro tem, a position formerly held by McEwen (who was the only member of Council who was not affiliated with eitherContinue reading “Candidates Announce for Ward IV Special Election”

Shaffer Announces Bid for House

Attorney Mark Shaffer, husband of Loveland City Council member Joan Shaffer, announced his decision to run for House District 51. The Staffers moved to Loveland in 2000 and several years later led a successful campaign to limit campaign donations in the city. Shaffer, who is a Democrat, said he is “fed-up with being represented byContinue reading “Shaffer Announces Bid for House”