The Boulder, Colo., City Council has voted in favor of an ordinance to let residents sell certain kinds of food from home, including eggs, honey and fresh produce. Sales are limited to $5,000 for each product, and residents face licensing and sales requirements. The measure requires a public hearing and a second vote.
The Lone Tree, Colo., City Council has unanimously passed an ordinance that allows homebuilders to correct flaws before litigation is filed under the state's construction-defects law. The ordinance also requires homeowners associations to obtain a majority vote before suing. The Lakewood City Council passed a similar ordinance last year, and the state Senate also is addressing the issue.
The Kalamazoo, Mich., City Commission might amend an ordinance to prohibit panhandlers from approaching people in outdoor cafes or other fenced-in areas, as well as people sitting at public benches or tables. Downtown residents have complained about aggressive panhandlers.
The Aspen, Colo., City Council has repealed a controversial lodging ordinance that allowed four-story lodges and gave incentives to developers. The council approved the ordinance this month, but community members launched a petition drive to place the measure on a ballot. The council says it will rework the ordinance with greater input from residents.
The Boulder, Colo., City Council will amend an ordinance on fighting words after a judge ruled the current ordinance unconstitutional. Attorneys for the city plan to add a clause saying that fighting words were intended to provoke a reaction, which the current ordinance does not specify.