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Legislative Activities

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 citizens, community organizations, our state legislators and congressional delegation.

The 2014 Legislative Policy Agenda (PDF 183KB) contains policy statements on a wide variety of topics, covering the following areas:

  • Affordable Housing
  • Air Quality
  • Cable Television Franchise
  • City Legislative Staff
  • Climate and Environmental Protection
  • Cultural Services
  • Development Review and Inspections
  • Finance: Investments, Privatization and Special Improvement Districts
  • Fire Protection
  • Hazardous Materials Management
  • Home Rule
  • Human Resources
  • Marijuana
  • Natural Areas and Open Lands
  • Oil and Gas
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Planning and Land Use
  • Public Safety
  • Recycling and Solid Waste
  • Risk Management
  • Social Sustainability
  • Sovereign and Governmental Immunity
  • Telecommunications
  • Transportation
  • Utility Services: Energy, Water Supply and Quality

The City's2014 Legislative Priorities (PDF 4.3MB) reflect important topics and issues that are anticipated to be at the forefront of legislative activity in the 2014 General Assembly session or before the United States Congress.

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.

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