Current Articles


  • Colorado Municipal League releases fall municipal election preview
    October 22, 2019
    On Nov. 5, electors in nearly 80 cities and towns across Colorado will have their say on a combined total of more than 100 municipal tax issues and other questions, in addition to the many decisions they will make regarding state, county, and district concerns. 
  • Employer increases, new benefit proposed for fire and police pensions
    October 9, 2019
    On Monday, Oct. 21, the Colorado General Assembly's interim Pension Reform Commission will consider draft legislation approved for drafting at its last meeting. If approved by the commission, the legislation would be introduced as a committee bill in the upcoming legislative session.
  • Municipalities Tackling Traffic Congestion with "Smart" Technologies
    September 24, 2019
    Centennial, Lone Tree, and Greenwood Village are collaborating on a pilot project along South Yosemite Street from Lincoln to Belleview Avenues, known as Project Mercury, to gather data on prevailing traffic patterns to see where improvements can be made. 
  • What You Need to Know about the Recent FCC Cable Order
    September 10, 2019
    On Aug. 1, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted 3–2 to approve a report and order ( that will make dramatic changes to the way franchise fees are calculated under cable franchise agreements granted by local governments. The degree to which your municipality will be affected by the new order depends on the details of your particular franchise.
  • Governor Talks Policy with CML
    August 27, 2019
    Gov. Jared Polis and members of his staff visited CML on Aug. 15 to meet with CML's executive officers and members of CML staff.
  • Affordable Housing Funding: New Dates, Locations, and Webpage for 2019 Statewide Outreach and Engagement
    July 30, 2019
    The Colorado Department of Local Affairs Division of Housing (DOH), Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA), and Housing Colorado have added two new events to the series of outreach and engagement forums taking place across Colorado in 2019. 
  • Family Leave Task Force Members Named
    July 16, 2019
    As enacted, SB 19-188, the Family Medical Leave and Insurance, requires the creation of a Family and Medical Leave Task Force made up of appointees of House and Senate leadership and Gov. Jared Polis. 
  • 97th CML Annual Conference
    July 2, 2019
    Nearly 1,300 people, including close to 700 municipal officials, ascended to Breckenridge from June 18–21 to participate in the largest annual gathering of municipal officials in the state.
  • FPPA Board Seeks Legislation for Employer Contribution Increase
    June 24, 2019

    In 2018, the Fire and Police Pension Association (FPPA) Board of Directors voted to direct staff to prepare a legislative request for an increase in employer contributions by 4 percent. 

  • 25 Outreach Meetings, Nearly 3,000 Miles
    June 8, 2019
    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.
  • Immediate Attention: New Laws Affecting Municipalities
    June 8, 2019
    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.
  • Finding Equitable Ways to Assess and Reform Fines and Fees
    April 25, 2019
    The National League of Cities (NLC) is assisting six member cities with assessing and reforming their use of local fines and fees and develop equitable collections strategies as part of the new Cities Addressing Fines and Fees Equitably (CAFFE) technical assistance and grant initiative.
  • Colorado Tourism Leadership Journey
    April 25, 2019
    The Colorado Tourism Leadership Journey aims at creating benefits not only for participants but for employers and the industry as a whole. 
  • News from the State Demography Office
    April 25, 2019
    Updates to data tools and 2020 Census.


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