Why Proposed Amendment 74 is Bad for Seniors and the Disabled in Colorado

Colorado voters are being asked to vote on Amendment 74 which proposes amending the Colorado Constitution to “require the state or a local government to compensate a property owner if a law or regulation reduces the fair market value of his or her property”. The general effect of Amendment 74 will be to hamstring local government planners and cost taxpayers unbelievable sums of money in legal battles and compensation payments to landowners who claim a “reduction in fair market value” from a planning decision. The specific effect on the disabled will be to once again relegate them to institutional settings and deprive them of participation in mainstream residential American life.  

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Brian Pinkowski Appointed President of Assisted Living National Association

PLPG’s Brian Pinkowski was appointed the President of the Residential Assisted Living National Association (RALNA). RALNA will represent small care homes to help the group find its power for purchasing, advocacy, self-regulation for quality care, training opportunities, and a supportive network to help investors and operators meet the growing demand for senior care.

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Brian and Michelle Pinkowski Recognized for Contributions to Assisted Living Industry

PLPG’s Brian and Michelle Pinkowski were honored to receive the Residential Assisted Living Academy’s “Industry Innovator” Award for their legal and regulatory advocacy, as well as assistance establishing the Residential Assisted Living National Association (RALNA). PLPG is pleased to be able to support this industry and the people in it that play such an important role the lives of seniors and their families.

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PLPG Presents at the 2nd Annual Residential Assisted Living National Convention

PLPG’s Michelle Pinkowski presented two sessions at the 2nd Annual RAL NAT CON to offer practical solutions for understanding legal issues facing the residential assisted living industry. Successfully navigating licensing regulations, zoning ordinances and the Fair Housing Act helps developers get on their way toward providing needed care for our seniors and other disabled populations.

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FGI Guidelines Are Not Appropriate for All Sizes and Types of Assisted Living

New proposed regulations put small and Medicaid assisted living residences at risk in Colorado. Building standards developed by the Facilities Guidelines Institute take a "one size fits all" approach that will make it impossible to create new small and affordable homes for seniors. This comes at a time when seniors are demanding smaller home environments in neighborhoods over big facilities in commercial areas. 

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PLPG Advocates for Consumer Choice and Reduced Cost for Senior Care

Pinkowski Law & Policy Group, LLC submitted comments today to the CDPHE's draft regulation of assisted living residences. We believe that promulgation of this draft will result in fewer consumer choices, a reduced number of assisted living service providers in the face of a growing aging population, and a disproportionate impact on smaller assisted living providers.

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