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

Loveland: Olson Wins Seat

Steve Olson easily garnered enough votes to win the vacant City Council seat representing Ward 3. He received over 65 percent of the votes, while challengers Howard Dotson and John Keil split the remaining votes. The election is good news for the Loveland-Berthoud Association of REALTORS® who endorsed Olson. The sad news is that only… Continue reading Loveland: Olson Wins Seat

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

Loveland: LBAR Endorses Olson

The Loveland Berthoud Association of REALTORS® has endorsed Steve Olson in the election to select a new City Council member to represent Ward 3. Olson, a member of the Board of Directors of the Northern Colorado Legislative Alliance and active member of the Loveland Chamber of Commerce, has the skills and experience to serve Loveland… Continue reading Loveland: LBAR Endorses Olson

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

Loveland: Voters Reject 3D and 3E

Thompson School District will have to make do with the status quo after voters said no to a $11 million per year mill levy override and a $288 million bond measure. Both were supported by the Loveland-Berthoud Association of REALTORS®. In retrospect, perhaps these measures were too ambitious. The St. Vrain District is larger and… Continue reading Loveland: Voters Reject 3D and 3E

Gov't Affairs, Govt - County Larimer

Larimer: Incumbent Commissioners Re-elected

Steve Johnson (district 2) and Tom Donnelly (district 3) easily defeated Democratic opponents to win another four-year term on the Board of County Commissioners. The Fort Collins Board of REALTORS® and the Loveland Berthoud Association of REALTORS® supported both candidates. Their re-election is good for highway transportation proponents because Donnelly in particular, proposed a innovative… Continue reading Larimer: Incumbent Commissioners Re-elected

Gov't Affairs, Govt - CO Assoc. of Realtors®, Govt - State of Colorado

Public School Funding in Colorado

  Unfortunately, like most key issues, K-12 funding has become partisan. Often it comes down to a debate centered on whether more funding creates better schools. I want to avoid that particular topic here. It is clear from the November ballot that our school districts believe they need more money to provide a quality education.… Continue reading Public School Funding in Colorado

Gov't Affairs, Govt - County Larimer, Govt Fort Collins

Fort Collins: City Continues to Investigate Broadband Utility Options

Last year Fort Collins convinced voters to allow the City to pursue broadband options last fall by approving an exemption to SB-152. At a recent study session, staff provided an update on its research to provide some type of municipal broadband. The utility could be public, private or a public-private partnership. The staff isn’t ready… Continue reading Fort Collins: City Continues to Investigate Broadband Utility Options

Gov't Affairs, Govt - County Larimer

Larimer County: LBAR Supports Incumbents

The Loveland-Berthoud Association of REALTORS Board of Directors approved a recommendation from the Government Affairs Committee to endorse Steve Johnson (District 2) and Tom Donnelly (District 3) for Larimer County Commissioner. Both Commissioners have been supportive of REALTOR issues such as water, transportation, and housing, and work well with constituents. On November 8, voters will… Continue reading Larimer County: LBAR Supports Incumbents

Gov't Affairs, Govt - County Larimer

Larimer County: Gaiter Elected to Serve 2nd Term

Lew Gaiter easily defeated challenger Kathy Gilliland in the Larimer County Commissioner race for District 1. The Fort Collins Board of REALTORS and the Loveland-Berthoud Association of REALTORS endorsed Gaiter. Hopefully Gilliland will continue to serve as the Transportation Commissioner for District 5. She has consistently championed the expansion of I-25 in this role and… Continue reading Larimer County: Gaiter Elected to Serve 2nd Term

Gov't Affairs, Govt - County Larimer

Larimer County: Chambers take Position on Jail Tax

Both the Fort Collins and Loveland Chambers of Commerce will support Larimer County Ballot Issue 1B. This question asks voters to continue the existing jail tax of .15 percent for the operation and maintenance of the County jail. Larimer County hopes to extend the tax for its most expensive service rather than ask voters to… Continue reading Larimer County: Chambers take Position on Jail Tax

Gov't Affairs, Govt - County Larimer

Larimer County: REALTORS Endorse Gaiter

The Fort Collins Board of REALTORS and the Loveland-Berthoud Association of REALTORS are supporting Lew Gaiter for Larimer County Commissioner, District 1. A committee comprised of members from both associations interviewed the three candidates and recommended Gaiter to the boards of both associations. Although the committee felt CDOT Commissioner and former Loveland Mayor Kathy Gilliland… Continue reading Larimer County: REALTORS Endorse Gaiter