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As we went through this process, it became more and more clear that our county government's leadership was focused on future growth and development, even at the expense of our existing communities and residents. In the hearing on Monday (and in the previous planning commission hearing) there were a lot of "blue sky" comments from the supporters and very little consideration given to valid points raised by the opposition. The commissioners were in such a hurry to pass this that they ignored their own county regulation which requires that an applicant provide documentation for proof of water supply.
It will be important to keep an eye on what happens. As we learned in Arvada as they moved forward with the development now called Candelas, things that were promised originally got changed as the developers start doing their thing. For the people traveling the Hwy. 93 corridor and those living in nearby communities it will be very important that the minimum standards in the plan not be weakened, especially for highway standards and improvements.
Thank you to all who helped and supported our efforts to protect our communities and property values. Wouldn't it be nice to have county commissioners who were more community friendly?
Your donation and support will help us make our voices heard. This is the last large segment of land west of Highway 93 that is threatened with urban development. Make a donation by clicking above, or send your check to Friends of the Foothills, PO Box 17164, Golden CO 80402.
For some quick information on this issue, please watch our 2 minute film, "Keep it Rural":