Metro Districts: Who Benefits? Who Pays?
Fort Collins City Hall
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Ross Cunniff, Fort Collins City Council member
Jacki Marsh, Mayor of City of Loveland
Bill Ankele, Esq. White Bear Ankele Tanaka & Waldron
Michael Valdez, Director of Policy, Special District Association of Colorado
· What is a metro district; how does it differ from a planned unit development or a home owners association?
· Why would a developer prefer a metro district to a planned unit development?
· What is the city's or county's role in approving and/or administering a metro district? What is the responsibility of those in the metro district....pay fees/taxes, participate on boards or committees?
· What benefits and problems have occurred in Colorado cities and counties but especially in Loveland/Fort Collins and in Larimer County?
· Are there issues of transparency for those in a metro district?
· How can the problematic issues be corrected or should the law allowing them be changed?