Every year the City Council adopts a Legislative Policy Agenda. This document expresses policies and positions on issues that affect the quality of life and the governance of our community. The Legislative Policy Agenda is used as a guide by Council members and staff to determine positions on pending legislation and as a general reference for our state legislators and congressional delegation.
The 2013 Legislative Policy Agenda (PDF 95KB) contains policy statements on a wide variety of topics, covering the following areas:
- Affordable Housing
- Air Quality
- Cable Television Franchise
- Climate and Environmental Protection
- Cultural Services
- Finance: Investments, Privatization and Special Improvement Districts
- Fire Protection
- Hazardous Materials Management
- Home Rule
- Human Resources
- Natural Areas and Open Lands
- Parks and Recreation
- Planning and Land Use
- Public Safety
- Recycling and Solid Waste
- Risk Management
- Sovereign and Governmental Immunity
- Utility Services: Energy, Water Supply and Quality
The Legislative Review Committee (LRC) is a representative group of Council members that reviews and reacts to proposed legislation on behalf of City Council and the City. In taking a position on particular bills, the LRC interprets and applies the various policies that are included in the Legislative Policy Agenda.
The Legislative Policy Manager and City staff members support the LRC by contributing expertise in various areas of municipal service. The City also works closely with the Colorado Municipal League on many legislative items.
- Fort Collins Representatives, State of Colorado
- Fort Collins Representatives, United States Congress
- Colorado General Assembly
- Colorado Municipal League
- Regulations.gov - a U.S. Government website that makes it easier for citizens to participate in federal rulemaking - an essential part of the American democratic process.