The Office of State and Local Policy serves as an advocate and voice for students off campus, with our city, county and state elected officials. Additionally, by consulting with ASCSU/s contract lobbyist and consultants to effect meaningful and positive change. The Office is State and Local Policy’s long-term goals are increasing collaboration with community stakeholders and the city council, educate and increase student voter engagement, and addressing affordable housing problems facing students.
To date, we have developed a timeline to present to the City of Fort Collins a realistic and feasible alternative, revision, or addition to the current U+2 Policy. By consulting with City Counselors, City Administrative Professionals, Community Members, Local Businesses, and students, we are working to develop an alternative policy that is reflective of the Fort Collins Pillars of Social Sustainability while not artificially inflating the cost of living and rental prices in the City of Fort Collins.
Finally, in our mission to promote voter engagement, in March we take a group of Rams to the Colorado State Capital to meet with and hear from Elected Representatives and watch our government in action. If there is a resource our office can connect you with, or you have questions, please do not hesitate to reach out!
STATE & LOCAL POLICY
Fort Collins city councilmembers act as the legislative branch of the Fort Collins government, as well as the main policy-making body. The council also looks to the city’s goals, major projects and infrastructure improvements ranging from community growth to land use to finances and strategic planning. The Office of State & Local Policy (OSLP) regularly attends City Council Sessions and meets with community stakeholders to adovate on behalf of students.
STATEMENTS & RELEASES
DAY AT THE CAPITAL 2021
We have put together a day of activities and events to help you understand and navigate the legislative process. Please join us!
Join K12 and higher education counselors from around Colorado for a fun and engaging day in the state capitol. Meet and speak with state Representatives and Senators, learn about the legislative process and different issues impacting education and advocate for your profession and students.
Lunch and transportation will be included with registration. Additional information and instructions will be sent to registrants prior to the event.
Date: March 2021
Registration is not open yet.
Contact the Office of State & Local Policy
For questions and/or concerns related to local/state government and issues concerning CSU students, please contact either the Director of Community Affairs or the Deputy Director of Governmental Affairs.