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Colorado Springs City Council weighs resolution opposing Amendment 74

Author: Conrad Swanson - October 9, 2018 - Updated: October 9, 2018

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City Hall in Colorado Springs. (iStock/Getty Images)

The Colorado Springs City Council might formally oppose a Nov. 6 ballot initiative that would require governments to pay landowners if new laws or regulations reduce their property values.

But not all council members agree, and some question whether the council should take a stance on such issues. They’ll vote Tuesday.

Amendment 74, which calls for “just compensation” for affected landowners, is too vague, council members said. Mayor John Suthers, former state attorney general, said it could create a “litigation nightmare” for the city.

Conrad Swanson

Conrad Swanson