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  • Cover of CML Newsletter CML July 12 Newsletter
    July 9, 2024
    In this issue: 
    • Colorado Municipal League’s Annual Report
    • Community Violence Intervention
    • Research Corner: Municipalities rated for wildfire risk
    • Legal Corner: Camping bans following City of Grants Pass v. Johnson
  • CML Newsletter CML June 28 Newsletter
    June 25, 2024
    In this issue: 
    • CML elects new members to Executive Board
    • RSVP for State Revolving Fund workshops
    • Member Spotlight: Grand Junction
    • Clerk’s Corner: On the road
  • CML Newsletter CML June 14 Newsletter
    June 11, 2024
    In this issue: 
    • Governor signs CML-initiated State Support for Affordable Housing bill into law
    • Spring District Meetings connect and empower Colorado municipalities
    • Research Corner: Municipalities respond to unfunded state mandates
    • Legal Corner: Rethinking ‘rights of nature’
  • Cover of CML Newsletter CML May 31 Newsletter
    May 29, 2024
    In this issue: 
    • Member Spotlight: Woodland Park acquires land for Avenger Open Space
    • The Faces of Public Service: Lone Tree & Walden
    • Research Corner: Legal actions impact municipalities
    • Legal Corner: The future of local lodging tax
  • Cover of CML Newsletter CML May 17 Newsletter
    May 14, 2024
    In this issue: 
    • Newly passed laws affecting cities and towns
    • Renewable energy and sustainability resources for local governments
    • The Faces of Public Service: Fraser & La Jara
    • Clerks’ Corner: Maintaining accurate records is hard work — and important
  • Cover of CML Newsletter CML May 3 Newsletter
    April 30, 2024
    In this issue: 
    • Register now for the 2024 CML Annual Conference in Loveland
    • CML Spring District Meetings are about to get underway
    • Research Corner: The role of property tax in municipal budgets
    • Legal Corner: Impact fee challenges — coming soon?
  • Cover of CML Newsletter CML April 19 Newsletter
    April 16, 2024
    In this issue: 
    • CML unveils Civility Starts Here campaign
    • Local severance tax project dollars to again backfill state budget
    • Research Corner: Snapshot of spring municipal elections
    • Legal Corner: Court clarifies permissible scope of inquiry for service animals
  • Cover of CML Newsletter CML April 5 Newsletter
    April 2, 2024
    In this issue: 
    • Application period for CML Executive Board opens April 8
    • Colorado municipalities represented on EPA advisory committee
    • Research Corner: Public transit use and funding in Colorado
    • Legal Corner: Addressing homelessness through municipal courts
  • Cover of CML Newsletter CML March 22 Newsletter
    March 19, 2024
    In this issue: 
    • New rules for public employee speech
    • A preview of upcoming spring elections
    • Research Corner: The rising cost of insuring municipal operations
    • Legal Corner: Supreme Court clarifies rules for public officials on social media
  • Cover of CML Newsletter CML March 8 Newsletter
    March 5, 2024
    In this issue: 
    • CML unveils new district map
    • Severance celebrates water tank, design for new police building
    • Updates on municipal law
    • Legal Corner: Appeals court rules of rubber stamping under the Open Meetings Law
  • Cover of CML Newsletter CML February 23 Newsletter
    February 20, 2024
    In this issue: 
    • CML hosts 2024 Legislative Workshop
    • Registration opens for 2024 CML Annual Conference
    • Research Corner: Tracking Municipal revenue
    • Legal Corner: Supreme Court weighing in on governmental immunity
  • Cover of CML Newsletter CML February 9 Newsletter
    February 6, 2024
    In this issue: 
    • U.S. Sen Michael Bennett meets with CML Executive Board
    • Grand Junction reaches out to non-English speaking community
    • Research Corner: A municipal guide to Colorado plastic regulations
    • Legal Corner: Legal challenges to municipal penalties
  • Cover of CML Newsletter CML January 26 Newsletter
    January 23, 2024
    In this issue: 
    • Results of CML's 2024 State of Our Cities & Towns survey
    • Two new faces on the CML Executive Board
    • Research Corner: Colorado sees growth in homelessness
    • Legal Corner: Harnessing the benefits and managing the risks of artificial intelligence
  • Cover of CML Newsletter CML January 12 Newsletter
    January 9, 2024
    In this issue: 
    • DOLA offers grant writing assistance program
    • Municipal grants & funding opportunities
    • Research Corner: A survey of local government employees under age 35
    • Legal Corner: New boundaries for executive sessions for legal advice 
  • Cover of CML Newsletter CML December 29 Newsletter
    December 29, 2023
    In this issue: 
    • CML accepting applications for vacancies on Executive Board 
    • Cities & towns receive Strong Communities grants
    • Research Corner: 2023 was the Year of the Cookie
    • Legal Corner: Amenities for all genders required in public buildings 
  • Cover of CML Newsletter CML December 15 Newsletter
    December 12, 2023
    In this issue: 
    • Leaders from all across Colorado attend CML Mayors' Summit 
    • CML publishes updated edition of Election Book
    • Research Corner: Municipalities maintain positive fiscal outlook
    • Legal Corner: Understanding the basics of executive sessions
  • Cover of CML Newsletter CML December 1 Newsletter
    November 28, 2023
    In this issue: 
    • Legislative special session produces property tax relief package 
    • Town of Kersey unveils department of community experience
    • Research Corner: A numerical snapshot of November's municipal election
    • Legal Corner: Is it time to abandon remote public comment?
  • Cover of CML Newsletter CML November 17 Newsletter
    November 14, 2023
    In this issue: 
    • Statewide election results 
    • Governor appoints new head of the Department of Local Affairs
    • Research Corner: Coloradans and the cities and towns where they live
    • Legal Corner: State and local solutions to provide property tax relief
  • Cover of CML Newsletter CML November 3 Newsletter
    October 31, 2023
    In this issue: 
    • CML celebrates anniversaries of League, Ken Bueche Municipal Building 
    • The faces of Public Service
    • Election webinar series for clerks
    • Legal Corner: Updated requirements under the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act
  • Cover of CML Newsletter CML October 20 Newsletter
    October 19, 2023
    In this issue: 
    • Fall election preview 
    • Local Planning Capacity grant program opening soon
    • Record Attendance at CML Seminar on Municipal Law
    • Legal Corner: The legal landscape on camping bans
  • Cover of CML Newsletter CML October 6 Newsletter
    October 3, 2023
    In this issue: 
    • Deadline for affordable housing funding commitments 
    • Keystone adopts home rule charter
    • Colorado Springs, Monte Vista awarded grants to plant trees
    • Legal Corner: Scrutiny of public officials' social media use continues
  • Cover of CML Newsletter CML September 22 Newsletter
    September 19, 2023
    In this issue: 
    • CML building in Denver turns 25
    • 10-year anniversary of devastating floods
    • DOLA awards $47 million to reduce homelessness
    • Legal Corner: Pickleball highlights the challenges of regulating noise
  • Cover of CML Newsletter CML September 8 Newsletter
    September 5, 2023
    In this issue: 
    • A tour of redevelopment projects in Englewood and Parker
    • 2023 Highway Users Tax Fund revenue forecast
    • CML Fall District Meetings are underway
    • Legal Corner: "Clear expression" challenges after Prop HH litigation
  • Cover of CML newsletter CML August 25 Newsletter
    August 22, 2023
    In this issue: 
    • CML, CCI host collaborative meeting on affordable housing
    • Register now for Metro Mobile Tour
    • Municipal grant opportunities
    • Legal Corner: Governing without a governing body?
  • Cover of CML Newsletter CML August 11 Newsletter
    August 8, 2023
    In this issue: 
    • CML Annual Conference: 100 years of unity
    • Upcoming state rulemakings that affect municipalities
    • CML Fall District Meetings
    • Legal Corner: Changes to Open Records laws
  • cml-newsletter-7-28-23-cover CML July 28 Newsletter
    July 25, 2023
    In this issue: 
    • Legislative interim committees commence work
    • Billions in transportation grants available
    • Keep up to date on web accessibility guidelines
    • Legal Corner: Increased AVIS availability for municipalities
  • Cover of CML Newsletter CML July 14 Newsletter
    July 11, 2023
    In this issue: 
    • CML elects Executive Board
    • Monte Vista police detective receives award from U.S. attorney general
    • Winners of the Sam Mamet Good Governance and Legislative Hero awards
    • Legal Corner: Anti-"anti-growth" law takes effect in August
  • Cover of CML Newsletter CML June 30 Newsletter
    June 27, 2023
    In this issue: 
    • CML publishes new edition of Colorado Laws Enacted
    • Communications infrastructure preemption bill advances
    • Legal Corner: Accessibility requirements for public meetings
  • Cover of CML Newsletter CML June 16 Newsletter
    June 14, 2023
    In this issue: 
    • CML Spring Outreach
    • DOLA awards $17 million for affordable housing
    • Legal Corner: Legislative intrusion into municipal courts
  • Cover of CML Newsletter CML June 2 Newsletter
    May 30, 2023
    In this issue: 
    • CML's history of keeping municipalities informed
    • State Revolving Loan Fund Eligibility Survey now open
    • New campaign finance laws that affect municipalities
  • Cover of CML Newsletter CML May 19 Newsletter
    May 16, 2023
    In this issue: 
    • New legislation affecting municipalities
    • Save big by registering early for CML Annual Conference
    • Grants & funding opportunities for cities & towns
  • Cover of CML Newsletter CML May 5 Newsletter
    May 2, 2023
    In this issue: 
    • CML celebrates 100th anniversary
    • Constitutional questions for "private" social media use
    • EPA offers grants for wastewater infrastructure
  • Cover of CML Newsletter CML April 21 Newsletter
    April 18, 2023
    In this issue: 
    • CML's history of advocating for cities and towns
    • Spring municipal election results
    • Recent developments on ranked choice voting
  • Cover of CML April 7 Newsletter CML April 7 Newsletter
    April 4, 2023
    In this issue: 
    • Essential information about Senate Bill 213, Land Use
    • State makes fixes to housing recovery program
    • Legal Corner: Disenfranchising voters with statewide zoning
  • Cover of CML March 24 Newsletter CML March 24 Newsletter
    March 21, 2023
    In this issue: 
    • Spring municipal election preview
    • CML Executive Board application period opens soon
    • Rezoning by popular (local) opinion
  • cover of CML March 10 Newsletter CML March 10 Newsletter
    March 7, 2023
    In this issue: 
    • A history of home rule
    • Register now for CML 2023 Annual Conference in Aurora
    • Nominate a municipal hero for the Sam Mamet Award
  • front page CML February 24 Newsletter
    February 21, 2023
    In this issue: 
    • Gov. Polis speaks at CML Legislative Workshop
    • Grants available for municipal transit
    • FAMLI Program opt-out deadline extended
  • Cover of CML Newsletter CML February 10 Newsletter
    February 7, 2023
    In this issue: 
    • Legislative session off to a flying start
    • CML100th anniversary tour gets underway
    • 2023 Sam Mamet Awards open for applications
  • Cover of CML Newsletter for Jan. 27, 2023 CML January 27 Newsletter
    January 24, 2023
    In this issue: 
    • Inflation poses challenge for cities & towns
    • CML champions local zoning rights
    • How to utilize state funds to build affordable housing in your community
  • Cover of CML newsletter CML January 13 Newsletter
    January 10, 2023
    In this issue we cover: 
    • CML celebrates 100 years
    • New matching grant program for infrastructure projects
    • EPA defines Waters of the United States
  • Cover of CML Newsletter CML December 30 Newsletter
    December 29, 2022
    In this issue we cover: 
    • Louisville rebuilds first house after wildfire
    • State Supreme Court clarifies term limits
    • White House unveils plan to end homelessness
  • Cover of CML Newsletter CML December 16 Newsletter
    December 14, 2022
    In this issue we cover: 
    • Key issues for upcoming legislative session
    • CML to host webinars on psychedelics, crisis communications
    • What Proposition 122 means for local governments
  • The cover of the Colorado Municipal League Newsletter CML December 2 Newsletter
    November 30, 2022
    In this issue we cover: 
    • FAMLI opens for early registration
    • A primer on plastic bag fees & bans
    • Webinar explains EV infrastructure funding
  • Cover of CML Nov. 18 Newsletter CML November 18 Newsletter
    November 15, 2022
    In this issue we cover: 
    • Fall municipal elections
    • Statehouse interim committees 
    • Year-end housekeeping for municipalities
  • The cover of CML's Nov. 4 Newsletter CML November 4 Newsletter
    November 1, 2022
    In this issue we cover: 
    • Energy Code Board gets down to work
    • Waterwise planning
    • Municipalities optimistic about finances
  • CML Newsletter CML October 21 Newsletter
    October 18, 2022
    In this issue we cover: 
    • Fall municipal election preview
    • Colorado broadband roadmap
    • Marijuana industry thrives
  • Screenshot 2022-10-04 133812 CML October 7 Newsletter
    October 4, 2022
    In this issue we cover: 
    • CML takes position on ballot measures
    • Public Power Week
    • Municipal responsibility for tree maintenance
  • Screenshot 2022-09-20 101518 CML September 23 Newsletter
    September 20, 2022
    In this issue we cover: 
    • Stimulus funds benefit small towns
    • Survey finds strong interest in infrastructure spending
    • Interstate commerce & municipal authority
  • Newsletter cover CML September 9 Newsletter
    September 6, 2022
    In this issue we cover: 
    • CML webinar on kratom
    • Highway Tax Fund revenues rebound
    • Navigating municipal background checks
    • More
  • Aug 26 newsletter CML August 26 Newsletter
    August 24, 2022

    In this issue we cover:

    • $1 billion available through Safe Streets and Roads for All grant program
    • Colorado receives $45.8 million for transportation projects
    • Bootcamp program teaches municipalities how to compete for grants
    • Research Corner: Local elections officials are worried about their safety
    • More
  • Cover of CML August 12 Newsletter CML August 12 Newsletter
    August 9, 2022
    In this issue we cover: 
    • Downtown Development Authority projects
    • CML Annual Seminar on Municipal Law
    • Supreme Court term preview
    • More
  • July 29 Newsletter cover CML July 29 Newsletter
    July 26, 2022
    In this issue we cover: 
    • Opioid settlement deadline
    • Limits on drug testing for public employees
    • State of the Cities 2022
    • More
  • July 15 Newsletter Cover CML July 15 Newsletter
    July 15, 2022
    In this issue, we cover: 
    • Inflation 
    • Energy performance
    • Colorado water plan
    • More
  • July 1 Newsletter Cover CML July 1 Newsletter
    July 1, 2022
    In this issue we cover: 
    • CML Executive Board
    • Infrastructure resources
    • Mamet Award Recipients
    • More
  • June 17 Newsletter CML June 17 Newsletter
    June 17, 2022
    In this issue we cover: 
    • Securing funds for water
    • Clarifying legislation
    • Pandemic recovery grants
    • EPA loan
  • June 3 CML June 3 Newsletter
    June 3, 2022
    In this issue we cover: 
    • 2022 Best Places in Local Government award
    • Colorado is growing older
    • $4.5 million in EPA funds to advance environmental cleanups
    • More
  • May 20 Newsletter CML May 20 Newsletter
    May 20, 2022
    In this issue we cover: 
    • Legislative Session wrap-up
    • $18 million in affordable housing grants 
    • Colorado moves forward with zero-emission Clean Truck Strategy
    • More
  • May 6 Newsletter CML May 6 Newsletter
    May 6, 2022
    In this issue we cover: 
    • Bills aim to provide money for municipalities to fight homelessness
    • Safety stop law
    • Colorado’s FAMLI program 
    • More
  • April 8 Newsletter Cover CML April 22, 2022 Newsletter
    April 22, 2022

    In this issue we cover: 

    • American Rescue Plan dollars
    • Voters in cities and towns weigh in on sales taxes, marijuana, broadband 
    • Colorado is growing older
    • More
  • April 8 CML April 8, 2022 Newsletter
    April 8, 2022

    In this issue we cover: 

    • Affordable Housing Transformational Task Force legislation 
    • Update on deadlines for FAMLI program
    • Bipartisan bill to address fentanyl crisis introduced
    • More
  • March 25 Newsletter Cover CML March 25, 2022 Newsletter
    March 25, 2022

    In this issue we cover: 

    • EPA awards grant to CSU to protect public health during wildfires 
    • Colorado returns to Washington for NLC conference after 2-year hiatus
    • Spring municipal election preview
    • More
  • March 11 Cover CML March 11, 2022 Newsletter
    March 11, 2022

    In this issue we cover: 

    • CML Executive Board takes up Policy Committee legislative recommendations
    • City of Durango moves forward in national Strongest Town Contest
    • Cybersecurity Center offers Impact Analysis for local governments
    • More
  • February 25 Cover CML February 25, 2022 Newsletter
    February 25, 2022

    In this issue we cover: 

    • Broad coalition urges opposition to planned collective bargaining bill 
    • White House makes Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Guidebook available
    • Healthier Colorado’s Partnership in Local Advocacy (PiLA) Program
    • More
  • Build Back Better Act heads to U.S. Senate
    December 1, 2021

    After weeks of political wrangling between the various factions of Congressional Democrats, the U.S. House of Representatives on Nov. 19 passed the budget reconciliation bill commonly known as the Build Back Better Act (BBBA). In the end, the vote was party line, except for one Democrat who sided with the Republican opposition.

  • Flexibility for American Rescue Plan Act funds advances but likely depends on infrastructure deal
    November 2, 2021
    On October 28, President Joe Biden announced he will present a scaleddown version of his Build Back Better Act following negotiations between key factions in the House and Senate. While it isn’t immediately clear that it will satisfy differing demands from within the Democratic party, its successful passage would likely allow an up or down vote in the House on the bipartisan Investment in Infrastructure and Jobs Act (IIJA). 
  • League able to quickly fill vacant senior team positions
    October 19, 2021
    General counsel
    Robert Sheesley, currently the city attorney in Commerce City, will start as CML’s general counsel in mid-November. Sheesley is well known in the Colorado municipal legal community and will be the same excellent resource to city and town attorneys that David Broadwell, current general counsel, has been since he came on board in May 2019.
  • Gov. Jared Polis to speak at CML Special Conference; early registration prices extended
    September 7, 2021
    Gov. Jared Polis has confirmed that he will speak at the Thursday lunch at the CML Special Conference. Don't miss this opportunity to hear the latest from the Governor's Office and to see this year's Sam Mamet Good Governance Award presentation.
  • Only route to infrastructure aid may be from D.C.
    August 24, 2021
    Toward the end of the 2021 legislative session, Gov. Jared Polis and legislative leaders worked out an agreement to immediately appropriate $2 billion of the $3.8 billion the state received from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). 
  • Bipartisan infrastructure bill advances but future uncertain
    August 10, 2021
    However, the legislation is likely to stall in the House once it passes the Senate, casting doubt on when it might ultimately pass or if the entire effort will be scuttled due to political disagreements over how much to spend. Speaker Nancy Pelosi has indicated she will hold the bill unless a separate budget reconciliation bill that includes significantly more infrastructure spending goes along with it. 
  • Federal broadband grant opportunities
    July 27, 2021
    In 2020 and 2021, several pieces of federal legislation were passed to improve broadband infrastructure nationwide. Below are some grant opportunities that are available for your communities. 
  • Focus shifts from American Rescue Plan to infrastructure
    July 13, 2021
    Now that all Colorado municipalities have received or will shortly receive the first half of American Rescue Plan (ARP), funding CML and the National League of Cities (NLC) are focusing on infrastructure conversations in Washington, D.C.
  • CML holds Annual Business Meeting virtually, elects 2021-2022 Executive Board
    June 29, 2021
    On Monday, June 21, over 100 municipal officials representing 75 municipalities from throughout the state participated in CML’s Annual Business Meeting.
  • Registration now open for CML's Special Conference!
    June 15, 2021

    Registration is now open for CML's Special Conference, Sept. 22–24 in Westminster, and CML's Virtual Special Conference, Sept. 30–Oct. 1. Space at the in–person conference is limited, so register early to ensure your spot at the premiere training event for municipal officials in Colorado!

  • U.S. Treasury releases additional American Rescue Plan guidance for non-entitlement municipalities
    June 1, 2021
    With the U.S. Treasury recently issuing additional American Rescue Plan (ARP) 

    Act guidance for the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (CSLFR) program, a clearer picture exists for both "metropolitan cities" that are receiving a direct allocation from Treasury, as well as non-entitlement units of local government (NEUs), which are local governments typically serving a population under 50,000.

  • Application period for CML Board open through June 6
    May 18, 2021
    Municipal leaders, both elected and staff, are encouraged to consider applying to run for the CML Executive Board and be part of charting the direction of the League.
  • Public sector collective bargaining bill coming soon
    April 20, 2021
    The Colorado General Assembly will take up sweeping legislation soon that seeks to mandate collective bargaining rights on local governments, higher education, and other public employers.
  • Framework for transportation funding legislation unveiled
    April 6, 2021
    On Thursday, March 18, legislative leaders released new details on legislation that will be introduced in the weeks ahead intended to be a "comprehensive transportation funding plan to modernize our state’s transportation system," according to one of the bill's sponsors, Sen. Faith Winter, D-Westminster.
  • Executive Board election application period will open in April
    March 23, 2021
    Beginning on Monday, April 5, CML will start accepting applications for members interested in running for the CML Executive Board. Applications will be accepted through 5 p.m. on Wednesday, June 9.
  • CML Special Conference 2021
    March 9, 2021
    The Colorado Municipal League will be holding a Special Conference Sept. 22-24, 2021 at the Westin in Westminster
  • CML now accepting nominations for Sam Mamet Good Governance Award CML now accepting nominations for Sam Mamet Good Governance Award
    February 9, 2021
    Applications are now open for the 2021 Sam Mamet Good Governance Award. To apply, please visit
  • CML Newsletter 01-29-21 CML Board’s first meeting of 2021 features special guests
    January 26, 2021
    The CML Executive Board held its first meeting of 2021 on Friday, Jan. 22 and kicked off the New Year by filling a vacancy and hosting two special guests. 
  • CAST members elect 2021 board
    January 12, 2021
    Recently, members of the Colorado Association of Ski Towns (CAST) elected the association’s board members for 2021.
  • CML congratulates this year’s MCAA award recipients
    December 29, 2020
    Each year, the Metro City Attorney Association (MCAA) honors municipal attorneys who make significant contributions to their cities. This year’s award recipients skillfully assisted their cities in the response to the pandemic and exceeded the expectations of their positions.
  • CML accepting applications to fill Executive Board vacancy
    December 15, 2020

    Letters of application are being accepted to fill a position on the Colorado Municipal League (CML) Executive Board in the medium category.

  • Downtown Colorado, Inc. announces municipal, individual award winners
    December 1, 2020

    Downtown Colorado, Inc., is pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 Governor's Awards for Downtown Excellence! Since 2003, the Governor's Awards for Downtown Excellence have recognized outstanding projects and people in Colorado that demostrate creativity in the face of challenges, unlikely and enduring partnerships, and dedication to community to further downtown initiatives.

  • Gov. Polis releases budget proposal; directs $160M toward rural broadband connectivity
    November 17, 2020

    As part of his budget proposal to the Joint Budget Committee on Nov. 12, Gov. Jared Polis announced his intentions to direct $160 million to stimulate economic growth, create jobs, and establish rural broadband connectivity around the state. 

  • October CML Board meeting first step in establishing legislative agenda
    November 3, 2020

    On Oct. 16, the CML Board met virtually for the primary purpose of reviewing recommendations from the CML Policy Committee on member proposals and positions on legislation or policy.

  • Expanding barrier-free access to COVID-19 testing Expanding barrier-free access to COVID-19 testing
    October 20, 2020
    Currently, Colorado is experiencing an increase in positive COVID-19 cases.
  • CML takes positions on state ballot initiatives
    September 22, 2020
    On Sept. 18, the CML Board met and took positions on four ballot initiatives. Those initiatives are listed below as well as the rationale for the position.
    Amendment B — Gallagher Repeal
    Amendment B repeals provisions related to the residential and nonresidential assessment rates from the state constitution, including the provisions commonly referred to as the Gallagher Amendment. The Gallagher Amendment requires that residential and nonresidential property make up unvarying proportions of total statewide taxable property over time.
  • Colorado Springs Mayor Suthers named inaugural recipient of Sam Mamet Good Governance Award
    September 8, 2020
    The Colorado Municipal League announced Aug. 26 that Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers has been named the inaugural recipient of the Sam Mamet Good Governance Award. The award, named in honor of retired CML Executive Director Sam Mamet, honors an individual who exemplifies and seeks to expand the application of principles of 
    good governance. 
  • DOLA awards $16.8M to local governments through energy and mineral impact assistance funds amid declining severance tax revenue
    August 25, 2020
    The Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) recently awarded $16.8 million to 39 local governments through Tier II and Tier I of the Energy and Mineral Impact Assistance Funds (EIAF) program.
  • Housing Department of Local Affairs provides $23M in federal emergency rental assistance, affordable housing in July for Colorado
    August 11, 2020
     Up to $19.65 million in federal CARES Act funding for emergency rental assistance is now available to property owners on behalf of their tenants through the Colorado Department of Local Affairs Division of Housing.
  • Governor and legislators announce members of RTD accountability committee
    July 28, 2020
    Gov. Jared Polis, Sen. Faith Winter, chair of the Senate Transportation & Energy Committee and former Westminster Councilmember Rep. Matt Gray, chair of the House Transportation & Local Government Committee, recently announced appointments to the Regional Transportation District (RTD) Accountability Committee.
  • City of Arvada introduces "Story Map"
    July 14, 2020

    The Community and Economic Development work system within the City of Arvada is continuing to innovate by creating a more streamlined and transparent process to update the public about upcoming public hearings and all development projects going on in the city.

  • New members elected to CML Executive Board; Centennial City Attorney Bob Widner named president
    June 30, 2020
    At the virtual Annual Business Meeting on June 25, around 90 voting delegates cast their municipality's votes for candidates in CML's four population categories where 11 of the 21 Board seats were up for election.
  • CML's Virtual Annual Business Meeting will feature elections for CML Executive Board
    June 16, 2020
    The Annual Business Meeting of the Colorado Municipal League (CML) will be held virtually at 10 a.m. on June 25
  • CML to hold virtual Annual Business Meeting on June 25
    June 2, 2020
    The Annual Business Meeting of the Colorado Municipal League (CML) will be held virtually at 10 a.m. on June 25
  • Prospective CML Executive Board candidates are encouraged to apply early
    May 19, 2020
    While applications for members interested in the CML Executive Board will be accepted through 5 p.m. on Wednesday, June 10, members planning to seek a position on the Board are encouraged to submit their application and endorsement as soon
    as possible.
  • Update on the Colorado Municipal League's 98th Annual Conference
    May 5, 2020

    Over CML's history, the Annual Conference has been the premiere training event for Colorado municipal officials. It is an opportunity to learn from experts and each other, as well as to network with your colleagues from around the state. Since 1923, as near as we can tell, CML's ability to hold the conference has never been threatened until this year. 

  • Spring municipal election results
    April 21, 2020
    On April 7, clerks in approximately 100 Colorado municipalities executed their carefully crafted plans to keep voters and election judges safe while ensuring that municipal elections could occur as scheduled.
  • CML Executive Board application reminder
    April 7, 2020

    Applications for members interested in the CML Executive Board will be accepted through 5 p.m. on Wednesday, June 10. In anticipation of the CML Annual Conference that is still scheduled for June 23–26, members interested in running for one of the 10 positions up for election on the CML Executive Board are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible.

  • Message from CML Executive Director Kevin Bommer
    March 24, 2020

    On behalf of the entire staff at CML, I want to convey to you our thanks and appreciation for your dedication and commitment to your community. This is an unprecedented time, filled with uncertainty, fear, and confusion, as the COVID-19 virus (coronavirus) continues to impact every aspect of our lives.

  • Coronavirus information
    March 10, 2020

    As more cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) are identified throughout the United States, municipal leaders and residents are increasingly asking how to prepare.

  • Introducing the Colorado Health Insurance Option
    February 25, 2020
  • Sam Mamet Good Governance Award
    February 11, 2020

    In 2019, CML announced the creation of the Sam Mamet Good Governance Award in honor of retired CML Executive Director Sam Mamet.

  • CML welcomes new Executive Board members
    January 28, 2020
    The Colorado Municipal League is excited to Welcome Colorado Springs City Attorney Wynetta Massey and Woodland Park City Manager Darrin Tangeman to the CML Executive Board.
  • Millions available in rural broadband grant funding
    January 14, 2020
  • Cortez City Council votes to name courtroom after police chief
    December 31, 2019

    The municipal courtroom at Cortez City Hall has a new name: the “Roy Lane Courtroom,” in honor of the retiring police chief of 38 years.

  • CML Board Approves Policy Committee Recommendations
    December 17, 2019
    CML’s Policy Committee met on Friday, Dec. 6 to consider several recommendations from staff on known or expected legislation. 
  • CML accepting applications for board vacancies
    December 3, 2019

    Letters of application are being accepted to fill positions on the Colorado Municipal League (CML) Executive Board in both the medium and largest municipality categories. 

  • Fall municipal election results
    November 19, 2019

    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. 


  • Dola-demography-census-2020-WEB Census 2020: It's important, it's easy, it's safe
    November 5, 2019
    The Census 2020 count will begin in five months, and preparations are in full swing:
  • 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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