Local Government Affairs Council Update: July 22, 2015

Posted on: July 22, 2015

LGAC-Logo---WebThe West Chamber’s Local Government Affairs Council recently hosted the Economic Development and Urban Renewal Manager for the City of Wheat Ridge, Steve Art, who provided a briefing on economic projects being planned or taking place in that community.  We followed the State Legislature’s activities during the most recent session, particularly a bill we reviewed called the Colorado Crowdfunding Act, HB 15-1246, bipartisan legislation that would open up access for small local investors to support local start-ups, improving their access to capital without having to meet SEC registration requirements, which can be a barrier to start-ups.  The council recommended to the West Chamber Board that it support the principles contained in the act, and the legislation was enacted into law.  Implementing regulations are expected in early August from the State Division of Securities.

At our most recent meeting this month, we heard from a local community group, the Daniels Welchester Neighborhood Association, regarding their opposition to a pending permit application to the Lakewood Planning Commission to relocate a men’s correctional facility.  More information on that planning case with background materials can be found here.

If you would like to connect with the Local Government Affairs Council, contact the chamber staff or Bert Waisanen, Chair, at bwaisanen@e-gia.com, 303-423-0162 x152.

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