Larimer County: Broadband on the Ballot

The Larimer County Commissioners voted to add a question to the November ballot asking to exempt the County from SB-152 which prohibits local governments from involvement in broadband efforts. Estes Park, Loveland, Fort Collins, and Wellington voters approved similar measures. If passed, the measure would allow the County to support broadband efforts within its municipalitiesContinue reading “Larimer County: Broadband on the Ballot”

Longmont: Council Commits to Windy Gap

After a long discussion, the City Council agreed to move forward with its participation in the Windy Gap Firming Project. Joan Peck and Polly Christensen voted against the motion, saying they wanted a lower level of participation than the 10,000 acre-feet level advised by the Water Board. The Longmont Association of Realtors’ Board of DirectorsContinue reading “Longmont: Council Commits to Windy Gap”

Greeley: Ambitious Work Plan for 2016

City Manager Roy Otto unveiled his 2016 work plan on Jan. 26. Included in the plan is a list of 15 citywide initiatives, some of which are of interest to our industry. Of note is the Comp Plan Phase 1. The comprehensive plan establishes a vision for future growth in the City. Otto said PhaseContinue reading “Greeley: Ambitious Work Plan for 2016”

Fort Collins: Climate Action Plan Could Affect Real Estate

Members of FCBR’s Government Affairs Committee were surprised by some of the possible strategies that could be included in the 2014 policy update to the Climate Action Plan. The plan was first adopted in 1999. Its goal is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 20 percent below 2005 levels by 2020. According to analysis nearlyContinue reading “Fort Collins: Climate Action Plan Could Affect Real Estate”