• Webinar: 2023 Legislative Update
    January 20, 2023
    The CML advocacy team provided an overview of potential legislation for the 2023 legislative session.
  • Webinar: Crisis Communications - Marshall Fire Lessons Learned
    January 18, 2023
    When wildfire hit highly populated areas never imagined to be in a danger zone, it put Boulder County government communicators to the ultimate test.  
  • Psychedelics, Housing & Wine: A Review of 2022’s Propositions 122, 123, & 125
    January 11, 2023
    Presented by Robert Sheesley, CML General Counsel, and Rachel Bender, CML Associate Counsel
     
    Three of the citizen-initiated statutes approved by voters in November 2022 will impact Colorado municipalities: Proposition 122 (legalizing natural medicine); Proposition 123 (affordable housing funding); and Proposition 125 (allowing the sale of wine in grocery stores).
  • Emerging Broadband Technology for Emergency Communications and Rural and Underserved Communities
    November 10, 2022
    Learn about new, affordable technologies that range from a network in a box, 5g base stations, emerging drone technology, lot solutions, and digital twin.
  • Plastic Pollution Reduction Act (HB21-1162) Webinar and Workgroup - Implementation & Best Practices
    November 3, 2022
    In 2021, the General Assembly passed House Bill 21-1162, the Plastic Pollution Reduction Act. As a result, a statewide fee of 10 cents on plastic and paper bags will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2023. On Nov. 2, 2022, CML, Recycle Colorado, and Colorado Counties, Inc. hosted a webinar and workgroup to discuss the implementation of the law, including best practices for collecting the fee from retail establishments, communication tips, and education resources, and an overview of commonly asked questions.
  • Reducing emissions in your community with the Colorado Clean Diesel Program
    November 1, 2022
    This webinar provides information on the Colorado Clean Diesel Program, a state-wide grant program to help Colorado businesses, municipalities and individuals electrify their non-road equipment including construction equipment, mowers, airport ground support equipment, terminal tractors, and more. Learn about the funding, eligibility requirements, application details, and some available technologies.
  • IT Workgroup to Discuss Website Accessibility Issues in HB21-1110
    October 18, 2022
    The Colorado Municipal League, Colorado Counties Inc, and the Governor’s Office of Information Technology (OIT) formed a working group of IT professionals to discuss website accessibility issues under HB21-1110 (Strengthening Protections for Persons with Disabilities Against Discrimination). The first meeting of this working group took place on Monday, October 17. Participants heard short presentations from staff in Larimer County and Colorado Springs on their approaches to website accessibility and had a chance to discuss with other IT professionals on these issues. 
  • Webinar: Water Law 101
    October 6, 2022
    CML and Water Education Colorado brings Colorado's municipal elected officials and managers Water Law 101. In this 1 1/2 hour-long webinar, attendees hear from Eric Potyondy, water attorney and Fort Collins assistant city attorney, and Susan Ryan, Holland and Hart of counsel who advises on water law. Eric and Susan provide a foundation for better understanding the laws that encapsulate the water discussions happening in Colorado today, and how they are applied to water across the state. 
  • Webinar: What is Kratom?
    August 24, 2022
    CML, CCI, American Kratom Association, and CALPHO discuss what Kratom is. The substance gained extra attention when introduced in SB22-120 during the recent legislative session. During our What is Kratom? webinar, attendees learned more about what kratom is, SB22-120, and current municipal and county regulations. 
  • Webinar: Resilient Leadership Tools for Elected Officials and Executive Leaders Part Two
    June 16, 2022
    Colorado has recently experienced more intense and frequent disasters. This trend is expected to continue, is your community prepared to move through and recover from these events? 

    CML, CCI, and the Colorado Resiliency Office hosted a two-part webinar that discusses how your community can plan for and recover from disaster. During this webinar, you will learn:
    • The top five things you are encouraged to do right now to be ready for an event
    • Learn from your peers who have experienced disasters
    • Learn how land use planning can reduce your risk before and after disasters
    • Connect to available resources and state support
  • Webinar: Resilient Leadership Tools for Elected Officials and Executive Leaders Part One
    June 9, 2022
    Colorado has recently experienced more intense and frequent disasters. This trend is expected to continue, is your community prepared to move through and recover from these events? 

    CML, CCI, and the Colorado Resiliency Office hosted a two-part webinar that discusses how your community can plan for and recover from disaster. During this webinar, you will learn:
    • The top five things you are encouraged to do right now to be ready for an event
    • Learn from your peers who have experienced disasters
    • Learn how land use planning can reduce your risk before and after disasters
    • Connect to available resources and state support
  • Webinar: An Overview of CHFA’s Colorado Affordable Housing Developer’s Guide
    May 19, 2022
    The intention of the Colorado Affordable Housing Developer’s Guide is to help support community leaders, local for-profit and nonprofit developers, and advocates seeking to ensure that safe, decent, and affordable housing is an intentional and integrated part of their community fabric. Attendees learned how to access the Developer’s Guide online and use it to better understand and plan for the development or preservation of affordable housing in their community.
  • Webinar: Effective Governance
    May 16, 2022
    During this two-hour, virtual Effective Governance mini-workshop, attendees heard from CML Executive Director Kevin Bommer about the roles and responsibilities of elected officials and maintaining positive council/board relationships; CML General Counsel Robert Sheesley on open meetings and records; and CML Executive Board President Bob Widner on effective meetings.
  • Webinar: Introduction to Web Accessibility
    May 5, 2022
    In this webinar, CML hosted Denver-based Aten Design Group's accessibility specialist, Michaela Blackahm. She explained the ins and outs of digital accessibility, including, why we make websites accessible, who we make sites accessible for, what guidelines are recommended, and how we can all take little steps to create more accessible websites for everyone.
  • Webinar: Housing Needs Assessments—What they are, how to get one done, and what to ask
    April 25, 2022
    CML hosted Heidi Aggeler, Managing Director of Root Policy Research, on a webinar that focused on housing needs assessments. This webinar is for communities who are interested in conducting a housing needs assessment and haven’t, or have not completed an assessment recently. It discussed how to scope a study, best practices in drafting Requests for Proposals, reasonable costs of assessments, trade offs with different types of community engagement, when it makes sense to involve an advisory committee, what staff should expect, and how to ensure your study contains tailored strategies. 
  • Webinar: Creating a Gigabit Broadband Network in your Municipality
    April 8, 2022
    Colorado will soon be receiving more than a billion dollars in federal dollars to improve telecommunications, fiber optic infrastructure, and broadband. Understanding how to approach the dizzying array of new technologies, how to spend these seemingly complicated grant funds, and what to do next is crucial. CML hosted a discussion with Executive Director of the Colorado Broadband Office Brandy Reitter, CML Legislative & Policy Advocate Jaclyn Terwey, and Dave Zelenok of HR Green that focused on what’s happening at the state and what technologies are available. 
  • Webinar: After the Polls have Closed: Canvassing the Vote and Recount
    March 10, 2022
    CML is pleased to present the 2021-2022 Election Webinar Series, geared toward helping municipal clerks prepare for and navigate upcoming elections.
  • Webinar: The Economic Importance of Managed Parking
    March 3, 2022

    Access and mobility are key to your downtown’s success—and that means more than just providing parking spaces.
     
    Join Andrew Vidor and Mallory Baker of Walker Consultants’ Denver office for a discussion about the economic importance of a well-managed parking and mobility system in your community. A well-managed parking system can boost your downtown’s activity, attractiveness, and help build a story of success for your local businesses. It’s an important step to success for your local businesses and downtown. 

    In this interactive discussion to learn:

    1. Why effective parking and mobility management are critical for economic development         and vitality
    2. Hear about the successful strategies being used in other communities around our state
    3. See how parking and mobility is scalable no matter the size of your community
    4. Learn ways to incorporate these strategies into your economic development efforts

  • Webinar: Getting it Right – How Colorado Will Make Unprecedented Investments in Housing
    February 23, 2022
    CML hosted a discussion with Brian Rossbert of Housing Colorado and Cathy Alderman of Colorado Coalition for the Homeless about how Colorado will make investments in housing. Participants learned about current task force and subpanel work, and more about how ARPA Funds will be spent in response to the state's housing crisis. 
  • Webinar HB21-1110: Colorado Laws for Persons with Disabilities
    January 18, 2022
    Theresa Montano and Laurie Kubitz, of the Technical Accessibility Program Team in the Governor's Office of Information Technology, provide an overview of the accessibility bill including the impact, requirements, and penalties according to the new law. They also give an introduction about how to prepare and plan for accessibility compliance, along with access to templates that you can customize for your organization.