Publications & News

From May 6 through May 23, CML Executive Director Kevin Bommer had the distinct pleasure of crisscrossing this great state conducting a listening tour and outreach meetings.
The First Regular Session of the 72nd General Assembly adjourned sine die on May 3. CML would like to bring to the attention of our members several new laws that have an immediate impact on municipal interests. Short summaries of the bills are provided. Several bills await final action by Gov. Jared Polis and are not effective unless signed or become law without his signature.
Looking Back and Looking Forward
Sam Mamet's thoughts upon his retirement after 40 years with the Colorado Municipal League.
Strategic Planning
Doug Linkhart, National Civic League executive director, explores why strategic planning is so important to cities and towns.



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.
  • affordable-housing Affordable Housing in Small Communities
    CML and Housing Colorado gathered information from across Colorado to study common themes and barriers, and what communities can do to help their lower-income residents. This marks the first time our two organizations have come together on a publication, and we are excited to elevate the awareness of affordable housing issues and provide these findings and resources to help smaller communities deal with such an important issue. This publication is also available for free download at

Latest Research

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