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”

Loveland: Capital Expansion Fee Conversation Drags On

Since 2012 the Council has discussed changes to Capital Expansion Fees (CEFs) for new development. Council member Dave Clark noted that CEFs for a single-family home have increased 800 percent since 1984 when they were introduced. Clark said his home has only appreciated 300 percent since then. He continues to champion reducing fees for residentialContinue reading “Loveland: Capital Expansion Fee Conversation Drags On”

Loveland: New Council Keeps Conservative Majority

No one could predict the outcome of yesterday’s City Council election however the wide margins of victory for Richard Ball (Ward 1) and Leah Johnson (Ward 2) did come as a surprise. Don Overcash overcame Ralph Trenary’s incumbent status and won by 137 votes in Ward 4. Looking at the records of the incumbents and theContinue reading “Loveland: New Council Keeps Conservative Majority”

Loveland: List of Council Candidates Growing

Dave Clark will challenge incumbent Mayor Cecil Gutierrez. The Ward 1 race will feature Rich Ball and Pat McFall. Leah Johnson and Buddy Meyers are the candidates for the Ward 2 seat. So far John Fogle is unopposed in his attempt to gain a second term representing Ward 3. In Ward 4, incumbent Ralph TrenaryContinue reading “Loveland: List of Council Candidates Growing”

Loveland: Johnson Announces City Council Bid

Leah Johnson, Loveland native and small business owner, has announced her candidacy for City Council, Ward 2. Incumbent Phil Farley announced he will not seek re-election to spend more time with his family. Johnson owns her own company, JD Consulting and is also active in the Loveland Chamber, Larimer County United Way and the CommunityContinue reading “Loveland: Johnson Announces City Council Bid”