Publications & News

On Nov. 5, voters in nearly 80 cities and towns across Colorado voted on a combined total of more than 100 municipal tax issues and other questions. 


The Census 2020 count will begin in five months, and preparations are in full swing:

This edition of Colorado Municipalities focuses on public safety and public health with articles on what local policymakers are doing to protect the youth from nicotine addiction, the stabilizing cannabis industry, response to the opioid crisis, engaging the issue of homelessness, mental health, and more.

August 2019 Colorado Municipalities
This edition of Colorado Municipalities focuses on youth and families with articles on mentorship, youth-friendly initiatives, full-day kindergarten and more.



CML Research Publications

CML publishes a wealth of information throughout the year. Below are some of our most popular publications.

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  • TABOR: A Guide to the Taxpayer's Bill of Rights
    This update is a product of careful consideration and multiple revisions, resulting in a guide that is the most up-to-date information on TABOR. This is for pre-order; publication not available until the end of October 2018.
  • How to Hire a Local Government Administrator
    Step-by-step guidance on how to hire a new manager. Includes sections on the finding the best match and sealing the deal. Also includes appendices with sample job notices, position descriptions, and open records considerations. Municipal members can log on to the CML website and access a PDF for free under Resources > Publications. Published 2013.

Latest Research

Read the March 2019 Knowledge Now, which explores Opportunity Zones in Colorado.