Category: Open Space

City Leaders Remain Opposed to Colorado Land Use Bill Even After Amendments

Proposed amendment would create ‘housing-forward community’ exemption. Even as lawmakers work to modify a sweeping bill concerning land use in the state to assuage concerns about its reach, city leaders remain opposed to the legislation’s premise. Senate Bill 23-213, championed by Gov. Jared Polis as a major legislative priority, is a multifaceted proposal to reform…

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Broomfield Put Oil & Gas Issue to Voters

Open Space Charter Amendment Some of you may remember ballot question 2C from the 2020 election. This question asked voters to amend the Charter to remove  “mineral extraction” as an exempted change in use for our public open space. I have been trying to remove this carve-out since 2017 when Extraction was permitted to drill multiple wells…

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