Help local governments build housing infrastructure
Transit oriented and connected communities can create a better future and drive our prosperity and enjoyment with less traffic, more housing people can afford and better air quality. I'm excited about a proposal that will help local governments build
housing infrastructure in more transit-oriented neighborhoods by addressing construction hurdles like access to water; aging sewer and stormwater systems; and by increasing opportunities for walking, biking, busing and all forms of transportation.
Source: 2024 State of the State Address to the Colorado legislature
, Jan 11, 2024
Invested billions in housing but can't just buy our way out
Since 2019 we have invested billions of dollars into housing. We created the first-ever dedicated funding source for affordable housing. Now, voters have passed Prop 123 to dedicate hundreds of millions of dollars in the coming years.
But we can't just buy our way out of this, we have to break down government barriers, expand private property rights, and reduce regulations to actually construct more housing options at a lower cost so all Coloradans can thrive.
Source: 2023 State of the State Address to the Colorado legislature
, Jan 17, 2023
Road repair: make it easier to travel our great state
My budget request moves forward vital projects, starting with much-needed repairs on roads across Colorado--from the Eisenhower Tunnel to the rural roads that our farmers and ranchers rely on.
We're going to make it easier for Coloradans and visitors to travel our great state--accessing the ski resorts and public lands that we love--while reducing traffic and improving our vibrant, beloved main streets in the process.
Source: 2021 State of the State Address to the Colorado legislature
, Feb 17, 2021
Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans.
Polis co-sponsored Federal Reserve Transparency Act
The Federal Reserve Transparency Act directs:
the completion, within 12 months, the audit of the Federal Reserve System and of the Federal Reserve Banks; with a detailed report of audit findings and conclusions.
Audit and report on the loan files of homeowners in foreclosure in 2009 or 2010, required as part of the enforcement actions taken by the Federal Reserve against supervised financial institutions.
Prescribes audit contents, including:
the guidance given by the Federal Reserve to independent consultants retained by the supervised financial institutions regarding procedures to be followed in conducting the file reviews,
the factors considered by independent consultants when evaluating loan files and the results obtained pursuant to those reviews, and
the determinations made by such consultants regarding the nature and extent of financial injury sustained by each homeowner as well as the level and type of remediation offered.