Vehicle Living

Ross, Tracy (September 29, 2023) Long-term RV camping could help alleviate Colorado’s housing crisis — but only with more support Long-term RV camping could help alleviate Colorado’s housing crisis — but only with more support...

Short Term Rentals

Blevins, J. (2023 September 25th) Telluride council among first to consider easing short-term rental restrictions.  The Colorado Sun.  https://coloradosun.com/2023/09/25/telluride-short-term-rental-cap/?mc_cid=0171dbb01d&mc_eid=5687bff98f Powell, S. (2022 November 9th) Steamboat voters favor STR tax by a wide margin. The Steamboat Pilot. https://www.steamboatpilot.com/news/steamboat-voters-favor-str-tax-by-a-wide-margin/ Blevins, J.  (2023, August 17th) More than 100 Summit county homeowners sue over crackdown on short-term rentals.  The...

Uinta Railway Project

Response letter from United States Environmental Protection Agency Region 8 Bennet and Neguse Letter to the EPA Administrator Uinta Basin Railway Letter – Eagle County Commissioners Putnam Meeting Request Concerning Uinta Basin Railway – Eagle County Commissioners Uinta Basin Railway Mitigation Request Gov. Polis – Grand County Commissioners Uinta Basin Railway Mitigation Request US Delegates –...

Executive Annual Evaluations

Executive Evaluation Forms and Templates: NWCCOG Executive Director Performance Review  Routt County Manager Review Memo Routt County ICMA Manager Review Routt County Manager Self Evaluation Form SBS City Manager Evaluation Fillable Template SBS Council Detailed Summary Template SBS City Manager 360 Summary Template WP Town Manager Evaluation Form “I have had the best reviews in...

Tiny Homes

The Colorado Department of Local Affairs, Division of Housing, Building Codes & Standards is responsible for inspecting all manufactured homes, including tiny homes, in the state of Colorado.  Tiny homes are considered permanent living structures and inspections include construction, installation and foundation which must meet all state adopted building codes, with local design criteria for...

Housing Policies and Resources

It is often noted that discussions about public policy, economics, or quality of life in the NWCCOG Region eventually lead to housing. The issue is not new to our region. In fact, many of our jurisdictions have been on the cutting edge of public policy in the housing sector for decades. There is tremendous expertise...

Return on Investment for Affordable Housing

A member, who hasn’t been as active in workforce housing policy, requested information recently on how different communities calculate the value of a dollar spent on housing.  Turns out communities ask this very question in different ways and come up with different metrics.  Below are a variety of documents highlighting how different communities ask and...

Behavioral Health

Council members have discussed the need for regional behavioral health studies. In recent years, courageous leaders in the high country have taken bold steps to address a crisis that impacts us each and all. In 2022, NWCCOG will highlight those efforts and encourage action in other communities. I’m talking about a suite of issues known as Behavioral...