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 2016 Legislative Policy Agenda (174KB) contains policy statements on a wide variety of topics, covering the following areas:
The City's2016 Legislative Priorities (2.4MB) 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 (see the 2014 Bills of Interest).
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.
This committee reviews proposed state and federal legislation which might affect the City's interests.