These quick issues & video briefs, as a part of FCBR’s Protect Our Housing Future efforts, will be updated as needed to include overviews of critical local issues impacting housing in Northern Colorado and FCBR’s efforts to address them. We hope that you will use these reports to keep yourself, REALTORS®, clients, & other interested parties up to speed on the latest issues.

You can learn more about these items and more by attending our Government Affairs Council meetings held monthly on the 2nd Tuesday from 12-1:30p at FCBR’s offices.


GAC Video Briefing:

April 11, 2017–Transportation, Electricity, and Water Fees


Issue Briefing:

Capital & Transportation Expansion Fees- Call To Action Site

  • FCBR is calling on members to contact City Council to seek more public education & outreach- Act Now
  • FCBR slowed efforts to pass this twice in the last six months with less than a three week window without any significant community outreach
  • FCBR has continued to express concerns over a lack of community outreach with clarity on the impacts of each proposed increase as well as the speed of adoption of these items that will have historic impacts on housing prices
  • Scheduled for April 25th City Council Work Session & May 16th Regular session for a vote
  • Significant cost increases for housing due to a changes in formulas and increase in services funded
  • Calculations for park funding come from Ft. Collins 3 most expensive parks and FCBR would like a more balanced formula for funding
  • New formula changes from a 60% Commercial – 40% Residential  to 60% Residential overnight
  • FCBR opposes 25% increase option for new Transportation Capital fees instead of option that would main current funding levels
  • FCBR has for a coalition of concerned organizations who at a minimum would like to see phasing options considered timing wise and funding wise
  • City is now looking to phase these in over time based on input
  • For more information on the proposals visit http://www.fcgov.com/finance/capitalexpansion.php
  • Contact council council @ Cityleaders@fcgov.com

U+2 10 Year performance review
  • 10 years since changes to U+2 Occupancy Ordinance
  • FCBR Statistically Valid survey of Voters conducted in Spring of 16
    • 75 percent housing affordability
    • 2/3 support enhancement to current ordinance
  • July 2016 FCBR makes official request of City Council
    • Conduct a comprehensive Performance review
    • Focus on Neighborhood & housing affordability impacts
    • Clarified that FCBR will not advocate for repeal
  • August 2016 City Leaders request financial support for the study from  FCBR-CSU-ASCSU
    • Each partner agrees
  • December work session
    • Councilman Ross Cunniff compares partners participation to “Big Tobaccos” effort to influence cancer studies
    • Council leans toward a limited scope for any study
  • Studies future is currently being established by city staff for City Council review in 2017
    • Likely to be City funded
    • Full scope is being considered

NoCo Housing Now Regional Housing Affordability Coalition:
  • Efforts started by FCBR in 2016 to bring housing affordability to the forefront of regional efforts
  • Learn more by visiting:
    • www.nocohousingnow.org
    • Join our Facebook Group of up to date happenings- https://www.facebook.com/groups/NoCoHousingNow/

To view all proposed items and specific dates coming before City Council visit The Six Month Planning Calendar

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