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Colorado: Political Leaders Lay Out Issues for Legislative Session

The 2017 legislation session opened on January 11 and it could be the most productive session in years – if both sides of the aisle can agree on how to solve the state’s most vexing issues – transportation funding and construction defects, to name a few. The new Speaker of the House, Crisanta Duran, and… Continue reading Colorado: Political Leaders Lay Out Issues for Legislative Session

Gov't Affairs, Govt - County Weld

Weld County: County Supports Regional Housing

The Board of Weld County Commissioners approved transferring the County’s 2016 allocation of Private Activity Bonds (PABs) to the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority. The $7,456,700 in PABs will be used on a senior housing project in Greeley. PABs are tax-exempt bonds allocated to the State by the Federal government and are used by the… Continue reading Weld County: County Supports Regional Housing

Gov't Affairs, Govt - County Boulder, Govt Boulder

Boulder: The Price of Development

On June 14 the City Council held another study session on development-related impact fees and excise taxes. Based on staff and consultant memos and feedback from Council, one can comfortably predict that the fees will rise, especially those related to affordable housing. For example, the current affordable housing linkage fee charged for non-residential office development… Continue reading Boulder: The Price of Development

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

Business Leaders Creating Regional Economic Development Effort

Businesses in Larimer and Weld County are reportedly moving forward with a plan to create a private sector economic development organization which they plan to launch in early 2015. The effort to bring private funding to attract development and major employers to the region is being spearheaded locally by Weld County car dealer Scott Ehrlich… Continue reading Business Leaders Creating Regional Economic Development Effort