Proposed ballot measure would limit development in 11 Colorado counties

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7 Denver Channel
Article date: 
5 July 2019
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Colorado News
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One day after voters in Lakewood decided to slow down residential growth and cap it at 1% per year, a ballot language hearing on Wednesday discussed the possibility of asking voters in 11 counties across Colorado whether they want to do the same thing.
Initiative 109 was created by Daniel Hayes, the Golden resident who proposed a similar growth cap in Golden back in the 1990’s.
“Denver traffic is starting to look like L.A. It’s not quite there yet but it’s getting there,” Hayes said.
This proposal would limit growth in Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas, Elbert, El Paso, Jefferson, Larimer and Weld counties for two years. After that, individual counties could choose to amend or repeal the initiative....
CAIRCO research
A population that grows exponentially at 1% per year will double in 70 years.