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H_LG_2016A 04/07/2016 11:12:17 AM Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Date: 04/07/2016
ATTENDANCE
Time: 11:12 AM to 12:36 PM
Arndt
*
Danielson
X
Place: HCR 0107
Klingenschmitt
X
Navarro
X
This Meeting was called to order by
Ransom
X
Representative Fields
Rosenthal
X
Saine
X
This Report was prepared by
Singer
*
Damion Pechota
Thurlow
X
Lebsock
X
Fields
X
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Bills Addressed: Action Taken:
HB16-1367

HB16-1334
Amended, Referred to the Committee of the Whole

Amended, Referred to the Committee of the Whole





11:13 AM -- HB16-1367



Representative Hamner and Representative Rankin presented and summarized House Bill 16-1367 concerning county categorization for salary purposes. The salary of county officers is set in statute and determined by the category of the county in which the officer serves (I through VI). Four subcategories, A through D were added to each category in 2015 under Senate Bill 15-288 for the purpose of increasing or decreasing county officer salaries. All counties are currently in subcategory A, which would result in a 30 percent increase to county officers beginning January 2019, when they are sworn in. This bill recategorizes counties resulting in smaller increases for the elected officers of those counties.



Representative Hamner and Representative Rankin provided and informational handout on county elected official salaries subcategories (Attachment A). They also presented and distributed amendment L.002 (Attachment B).



16HouseLocal0407AttachA.pdf16HouseLocal0407AttachA.pdf 16HouseLocal0407AttachB.pdf16HouseLocal0407AttachB.pdf



Representative Hamner and Representative Rankin answered questions from the committee regarding salaries for county officials.



11:20 AM --
Steve Child, Pitkin County Commissioner, spoke in favor of the bill. He discussed the salaries for county officials in Pitkin County.















11:23 AM --
Eric Bergman, Colorado Counties, Inc., spoke in favor of the bill. He provided an overview of existing county categorization requirements and the need for changes to accommodate county budgets.



11:24 AM --
Rod Pelton, Cheyenne County Commissioner, spoke in favor of the bill. He discussed the budgetary issues in Cheyenne County and the need to adjust salaries for county officials.



11:26 AM --
Jim Murphy, Jackson County Commissioner, spoke in favor of the bill. He discussed the current categorization of Jackson County and discussed the need to adjust salaries for county officials.



11:28 AM --
Jason Anderson, Saguache County Commissioner, spoke in favor of the bill. He discussed the amount of federal land in Saguache County and the need to adjust salaries for county officials.



11:29 AM --
Merrit Linke, Grand County Commissioner, spoke in favor of the bill. He discussed the tax revenue in Grand County and the need to adjust salaries for county officials.

BILL: HB16-1367
TIME: 11:32:26 AM
MOVED: Lebsock
MOTION: Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment B). The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Ransom
VOTE
Arndt
Danielson
Klingenschmitt
Navarro
Ransom
Rosenthal
Saine
Singer
Thurlow
Lebsock
Fields
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection



Representative Hamner and Representative Rankin provided closing comments on the bill.



The committee provided closing comments on the bill.

BILL: HB16-1367
TIME: 11:34:15 AM
MOVED: Lebsock
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1367, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 11-0.
SECONDED: Singer
VOTE
Arndt
Yes
Danielson
Yes
Klingenschmitt
Yes
Navarro
Yes
Ransom
Yes
Rosenthal
Yes
Saine
Yes
Singer
Yes
Thurlow
Yes
Lebsock
Yes
Fields
Yes
YES: 11 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





11:37 AM -- HB16-1334



Representative Winter presented and summarized House Bill 16-1334 concerning inclusionary zoning in unincorporated areas of a county. This bill authorizes the Board of County Commissioners of any county to enact ordinances, resolutions, or other forms of binding law to create inclusionary zoning programs in unincorporated areas of the county.



Representative Winter answered questions from the committee regarding affordable housing issues.



11:48 AM --
Steve O'Doriso, Adams County Commissioner, spoke in favor of the bill. He discussed inclusionary zoning in Adams County.



Mr. O'Doriso answered questions from the committee regarding the general makeup of Adams County and construction defects.





11:58 AM



The committee continued to discuss inclusionary zoning in unincorporated areas of a county.



12:10 PM --
Don May, Adams County Housing Authority, spoke in favor of the bill. He discussed inclusionary zoning in unincorporated areas of the county to provide affordable housing.

















Mr. May answered questions from the committee regarding municipal and county participation in the inclusionary zoning.



Representative Winter answered a question from the committee regarding inclusionary zoning uses by municipalities.





12:20 PM



The committee continued to discussed development agreements regarding affordable housing.



12:22 PM --
Heather Lafferty, Habitate for Humanity of Metro Denver, spoke in favor of the bill. She discussed the importance of providing affordable housing in communities and the need to provide inclusionary zoning ordinances in counties.



Ms. Lafferty answered a question from the committee regarding affordable housing.

BILL: HB16-1334
TIME: 12:27:12 PM
MOVED: Thurlow
MOTION: Adopt conceptual amendment page 3, line 4, strike "16-___" and add "16-1334" and page 3, line 15, strike "16-___" and add "16-1334". The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED: Lebsock
VOTE
Arndt
Danielson
Klingenschmitt
Navarro
Ransom
Rosenthal
Saine
Singer
Thurlow
Lebsock
Fields
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection



The committee members provided closing comments on the bill.


BILL: HB16-1334
TIME: 12:32:34 PM
MOVED: Lebsock
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1334, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 6-5.
SECONDED: Singer
VOTE
Arndt
Yes
Danielson
Yes
Klingenschmitt
No
Navarro
No
Ransom
No
Rosenthal
Yes
Saine
No
Singer
Yes
Thurlow
No
Lebsock
Yes
Fields
Yes
YES: 6 NO: 5 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





12:36 PM



The committee adjourned.


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