Advocacy

CAHB Capitol Close Up 02.12.19

Changes May Be Ahead for State’s Oil and Gas Regulatory Body Democrats in both legislative chambers—with House Speaker KC Becker of Boulder at point—are looking at several changes to the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission.  The COGCC is the appointed body that serves three key functions for the oil and gas industry—it creates the…

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OSHA Issues Final Rule on Injury and Illness Reporting Requirements

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) late last week issued a final rule eliminating a requirement that establishments with 250 or more employees electronically submit information from certain OSHA forms. These companies will no longer be required to electronically submit information on OSHA’s Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses form…

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Chérie Talbert: The Future of the HBA Keynote

I feel greatly honored to be confirmed as the next Executive Vice Officer and CEO of the HBA of Metro Denver.  It is also a great honor to follow Jeff Whiton in this position. He is a proud homebuilder and a great leader within this industry. And, he has taken this Association from the brink, back…

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2018 CAHB Voter Guide

Dear CAHB members, Election Day 2018 is just about a week away, with mail ballots being sent beginning Monday, October 15. As you know, there’s much at stake for homebuilders during this election. The association through its Executive Committee, Government Affairs Committee and Political Funding Committee have done quite a bit of work interviewing candidates,…

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2018 Metro Housing Coalition Voter Guide

The Metro Housing Coalition (“MHC”) Board of Directors met late last month after the candidate vetting process to decide on contributions and endorsements for counties and municipalities in this 2018 fall election cycle. The municipalities and counties were chosen based on an annual tiering process. Ballots drop 22 days prior to the election. Ballots will…

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Regulated Utilities Committee

What RUC can do for you, What can you do for RUC? The Regulated Utilities Committee (RUC) is a forum for HBA members to discuss land development, home building and utility coordination issues. Committee members work hard to maintain good relationships with local dry utility representatives, including Black Hills Energy, Xcel Energy, IREA, United Power, CenturyLink, Comcast…

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Permitting Committee: Can your company benefit from having a representative attend?

The HBA of Metro Denver Permitting Committee (PC) works toward the goal of building relationships with local municipalities to encourage timely and efficient permit submittals and turnaround times. The Permitting Committee is comprised of Permit Managers and Coordinators who meet monthly in a roundtable forum for networking and best practices discussions. Members of the Committee act as…

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Overburdened sewer system has new development on hold

Westminster City Council OKs year-long moratorium A Westminster sewage collection network in so overtaxed and outdated, the City Council has enacted a year-long moratorium on new development that would feed into it. The health and well-being of city residents is believed to be at stake. The 22-mile-long Big Dry Creek Interceptor Sewer system collects sewage…

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No on 66 Campaign Succeeds

June 7, 2018 Dear HBA Members: By now you have heard the good news about activist Dan Hayes’ intention NOT to proceed with the limited growth measure called Initiative 66.  The Coalition of which the HBA and CAHB were instrumental, made the right decision this week by releasing a portion of our data, and it…

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Aurora changing how fees are calculated for new buildings

Aurora’s new method makes cost calculations easier and more predictable The city of Aurora will streamline how fees are calculated for new building construction projects starting June 13. “It’s going to be fast, simple and predictable,” said Aurora’s chief building official Scott Berg. Building fees pay for things such as plan review, permits and inspection…

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