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Public Notice: City of Florence Committee Vacancies

The City of Florence is soliciting letters of interest from citizens who may be interested in filling a committee vacancy. To be eligible for appointment, you must be at least 18 years of age and a resident of the corporate limits of Florence. Term lengths will be discussed upon appointment. The vacancy will stay open until filled.

Cemtery Commitee (1)

Board of Zoning Adjustment (1)

Tree Board (1)

Historic Preservation (1)

Letters of interest should be submitted to the Mayor of the City of Florence, 600 West 3rd Street, Florence, CO 81226, or by email to



Uche Echeozo Named as City of Florence Planning Director

August 31, 2023


(Florence, CO) – The City of Florence has named Uche Echeozo as its new Planning Director.  

In this role, Echeozo will be responsible for planning activities within the City of Florence, including review and evaluation of plats and proposals, long-range planning, ensuring compliance with applicable ordinances, regulations, and the City of Florence’s Master Plan. He will also act as the Staff representative for the Planning Commission and the Board of Zoning Adjustments.

“Uche has a tremendous amount of planning experience in both the United States and abroad. This combined with his professional expertise in grant writing and administration, leadership skills, and long history of service in municipal government makes him a great addition to the City of Florence,” said City Manager Amy Nasta.

Prior to joining the City of Florence, Echeozo served as both the Director of Planning and Development Services, and the Project Director for Grants Administration for the City of Kingsville, Texas for three years. He also worked for over a year as the Planning and Development Director for the City of Pearsall, Texas. Echeozo’s other previous experience includes various planning, code compliance, and consulting roles throughout the United Kingdom and Nigeria.

Echeozo holds a Bachelor’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning, as well as an MSC in Urban and Regional Planning from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh. He also earned an MBA from Texas A&M University. Echeozo is a member of the American Planning Association.


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Code Enforcement: Did you know?

In addition to their yards, the cleanliness and weed maintenance of the parkings after alleyway and the tree lawn (space between the sidewalk and curb in the front/side yard) is the responsibility of the homeowner. Please keep these areas clean and clear of weeds, leaves, trash, and debris.

Code Enforcement

Sidewalks must remain clear of obstruction, including but not limited to snow, ice, mud, dirt, trash, stone, coal, firewood, boxes, barrels, crates, tables, and vehicles. The occupant of the adjacent property is responsible to maintain these areas.

There are restrictions on where property owners may place sheds or accessory structures on their property. Please contact the Planning Department if you are unsure whether you are following the setback requirements for your zone district.

There are a maximum of three (3) dogs allowed on each property in the City of Florence, and each dog must be licensed. See our Dog License page for more information.

Short-term rentals are permitted uses only in three zone districts in the City of Florence, and City Businesses Licenses are required. . Click here for more information from the Florence Municipal Code. Those zone districts are the Central Business (CB), General Commercial (C), and by special use approval in the Central Historic Business zone districts (CHB).