A high point of our Summer Social is to award the “Serving our Seniors” and Legislator Awards. As sometimes happens, this year only one of our recipients could attend the event. We appreciate KC Becker, Representative District 13, one of our 4 recipients of the “Governance Award” for Bipartisan Leadership being able to attend our event so we could present the award in person. Jill Grano our “Serving our Seniors” Award winner had planned to attend but became ill the morning of the event. We are working on getting a video of her “citizen lobbyist story” of how she became involved with HB17-1354 – Collection Of Delinquent Taxes On Mobile Homes. The primary sponsors of this bill were Representative KC Becker, Senator John Kefalas and Senator Kevin Priola. Here is a link where you can read about the Bill – CLICK HERE
More about our “Serving our Seniors” Award to Jill Grano
“In early 2016, it was brought to my attention that mobile home owners can lose their homes over a small, unpaid tax. It happens like this: The tax is not paid within one year, so a lien is created. The lien is then sold to investors at auction. If the tax is not paid by the owner within one year after the lien sale, the lien-holder can file to take possession of the home.”
“Four mobile home owners lost their homes in Boulder in 2016, so I decided to step in to save what homes I could that were eligible to be taken over by investors in 2017 if taxes were not paid. When I spoke with the treasurer about the issue, I was assured that numerous notices were sent and posted on doors. The treasurer also held meetings in mobile home parks to educate owners of this threat, which I so appreciated!”
“As I began knocking on doors, hoping to understand why owners hadn’t paid taxes, I learned that the issue was more complicated than I thought. This was not simply a case of people losing homes because they have skipped out on bills, as many have characterized it. I had encountered three instances where the title was not properly transferred and the owner listed on the tax lien had moved away long ago, yet the new owner was at risk of losing her home if the bill goes unpaid.”
“I was able to get state representatives to introduce a bill to address this issue. It passed both the House and the Senate in 2017 and became law.”
– Jill Adler Grano
Jill Adler Grano – firstname.lastname@example.org – 303-945-0601
Candidate for Boulder City Council
“Governance Award” for Bipartisan Leadership
This year we were honoring Senator Jerry Sonnenberg (R), Senator Lucia Guzman (D), Representative KC Becker (D), and Representative John Becker (R) for the work they did on Senate Bill (SB) 17-267.
This bill had something for many, but had compromises by all parties involved. It was a step forward in compromise and bipartisanship. The Colorado legislature can be proud that they worked together to come up with pragmatic solutions to problems that needed solving with Senate Bill (SB) 17-267!
We appreciate KC Becker, Representative District 13, one of our 4 recipients of the “Governance Award” for Bipartisan Leadership being able to attend our event so we could present the award in person.
More about KC Becker, Representative District 13 – CLICK HERE