A Golden man’s attempt to cap new growth along the Front Range is one example of why Amendment 71, which makes it harder to change the constitution, is a good idea. Daniel Hayes, who authored a similar measure in Golden years ago, has submitted an initiative for the 2018 ballot. His proposed constitutional amendment would,Continue reading “Colorado: Initiative Would Cap Front Range Growth”
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Region: NoCo Housing Now Construction Defects Forum
NoCo Housing Now, the housing affordability advocacy group created by FCBR, held a forum on November 14 to discuss construction defects reform with members of the Colorado General Assembly. Although all legislators from Larimer and Weld Counties were invited, only three attended: Representatives Perry Buck (Windsor/Larimer County) and JoAnn Ginal (Fort Collins) and Senator JohnContinue reading “Region: NoCo Housing Now Construction Defects Forum”
Weld County: District 6 MLO Fails Again
The Greeley-Evans School District remains the only large district without a mill levy override after 52 percent of the voters rejected ballot measure 3A. The Greeley Area REALTOR® Association supported the measure. This is a difficult loss, after a strong campaign committee worked hard and long to make the case for additional funding.
Weld County: Incumbents Re-elected to BOCC
Sean Conway (at-large), Mike Freeman (district 1) and Barbara Kirkmeyer (district 3) easily defeated their opponents and won the right to serve another four years as commissioners. Conway and Kirkmeyer lead the North I-25 Elected Officials Coalition and lobbied hard for the passage of the transportation bonding bill in the last legislative session.
Regional Cities Gain Enterprise Zone Status
With the exception of minor adjustments, Enterprise Zone boundaries haven’t changed since 1998. Despite efforts in recent years by the legislature to reign in the Colorado Enterprise Zone program, the Economic Development Commission recently approved changes to zones in Boulder, Larimer and Weld Counties. The changes in Larimer County include the addition of Estes Park,Continue reading “Regional Cities Gain Enterprise Zone Status”