Division of planning
(1)There is hereby created within the department of local affairs a division of planning, the head of which shall be the director of the division of planning, which office is hereby created. The director shall be appointed by the executive director of the department of local affairs, referred to in this part 2 as the “executive director”, subject to the provisions of section 13 of article XII of the state constitution, and such director shall be qualified by training or experience in planning and capital programming. The director shall appoint the necessary staff of his division in accordance with the provisions of section 13 of article XII of the state constitution.
(2)The division of planning and the office of the director of the division of planning are
(3)The director of the division of planning shall:
(a)Exchange reports and data which relate to local and regional planning with other departments, institutions, and agencies of the state and on a mutually agreed basis with towns, cities, cities and counties, counties, and other local agencies and instrumentalities;
(b)Attend and participate in meetings of county, municipal, or regional planning bodies, interstate agencies, and other planning conferences;
(c)Advise the governor and the general assembly on matters of local and regional planning, and consult with other offices of state government with respect to matters of local and regional planning affecting the duties of their offices; and, upon request of any town, city, city and county, county, regional area, or group of adjacent communities having common or related planning problems, recommend to the governor and the general assembly any proposals for legislation affecting local or regional planning; but nothing in this part 2 shall be construed to grant any authority to the division of planning or to the director thereof over the planning responsibilities of local government; and
(d)Exercise all other powers necessary and proper for the discharge of his duties and the carrying out of the intent of this part 2, including the coordination of the provisions of part 1 of article 28 of title 30, C.R.S.
Section 24-32-202 — Division of planning - creation,
https://leg.colorado.gov/sites/default/files/images/olls/crs2023-title-24.pdf (accessed Oct. 20, 2023).