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Mike McKibbinMike McKibbinJanuary 5, 201710min594

A proposed initiative to limit growth survived two protests before the Colorado Secretary of State's Initiative Title Setting Review Board, although some wording changes were made to clarify and address some of the concerns. The Wednesday, Jan. 4, hearing concerned what is being called Initiative 4 for the 2018 general election ballot, a measure proposed by Dan Hayes of Golden that would place a 1 percent annual increase limit on new housing building permits in 2019 and 2020 in 10 Front Range counties: Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Douglas, El Paso, Jefferson, Larimer and Weld. That limit would stay in place unless amended or repealed by voters in each county, starting in 2021. The measure would also allow the rest of Colorado's counties to set local housing growth limits through voter-approved initiatives and referendums, specifies the number of signatures needed to put housing limits on the ballot and how petitions can be challenged.


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Mike McKibbinMike McKibbinDecember 8, 20165min414

A proposed growth limitation constitutional amendment to submit to Colorado voters in 2018 was found to not meet the state's single-subject requirement by the Secretary of State's title review board Wednesday, Dec. 7. The backer of the proposed ballot measure, Daniel Hayes of Golden, has seven days to file a motion for a rehearing and submit a revised measure to address the board's objection. That centered around Hayes' inclusion of a sentence that reads, "At least 30 percent of the housing subject to the limitation shall be affordable housing and affordable senior housing."