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

Loveland: Another DDA Vote This Fall

After the 2016 election and the failure of the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) mill levy tax increase ballot question, the DDA Board and staff conducted a review and surveyed voters within the District. They concluded that one reason the ballot question failed to pass was because residential property owners within the DDA could see no… Continue reading Loveland: Another DDA Vote This Fall

Gov't Affairs, Govt - Northeastern Colorado, Govt - State of Colorado

Region: Local Contributions Making Difference on North I-25

To-date local governments in Northern Colorado have added significant funding to ensure North I-25 is improved and expanded. Larimer and Weld Counties, plus Johnstown, Fort Collins, Berthoud, Loveland, Timnath and Windsor, as well as McWhinney provided $25,000,000 in local contributions for the Phase 1 project adding an additional lane between SH 14 and SH 402.… Continue reading Region: Local Contributions Making Difference on North I-25

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: 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 - County Weld, Govt Johnstown

Region: Johnstown Bows to Pressure

Last week the Johnstown Town Council did not ratify the agreement to donate $6 million for the SH 402 interchange redesign as part of the I-25 Phase One project. At the last moment the town’s mayor, who had helped broker the deal, got cold feet. He argued Johnstown should not have to contribute $6 million to… Continue reading Region: Johnstown Bows to Pressure

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: Council Postpones Adoption of New Impact Fees

The City Council has been discussing a new methodology for calculating capital expansion (or impact) fees for new development for five years. Last week staff presented Council with a resolution adopting the new plans based fees but after a long conversation, Council opted to postpone the decision until September. The CEFs under consideration included fire,… Continue reading Loveland: Council Postpones Adoption of New Impact Fees

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

Loveland: Council Approves I-25 Companion Projects

In a few years, Loveland drivers will see a third lane on US 34 over the I-25 intersection and a reconfiguration of the SH 402 and I-25 intersection as part of CDOT’s Phase One expansion of I-25. The City Council approved a resolution committing $14 million to include the improvements now rather than adding them… Continue reading Loveland: Council Approves I-25 Companion Projects

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Loveland: Council Allocates Sales Tax to Affordable Housing

Last week the City Council approved a resolution allocating 1.25 percent of the previous year’s sales tax – or about $500,000 -- to the affordable housing fund. The resolution includes a funding cap of $2 million to allow the accumulation of funds over time for matching or back -up grant funding for affordable housing projects… Continue reading Loveland: Council Allocates Sales Tax to Affordable Housing