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Voters Overturn Land Swap Deal

On January 2nd, Lakewood voters elected to overturn the City’s ordinance granting a land swap of parkland for privately-owned land in the Rooney Valley.

 

The City attempted to swap 22 acres of Iron Spring Park for 22 acres of land owned by developer, Carma Colorado in June.  A citizen’s protest was initiated and a referendum was achieved.  That referendum was voted on by Lakewood voters on January 2nd. 

 

The vote came in against the land swap approved by the Mayor and City Council, effectively overturning their decision.

 

Additionally, a petition was filed on January 2nd with the City to downzone 108 acres of land in Rooney Valley, which includes the 22 acres that were to be swapped.

 

A total of over 5,200 signatures were collected.  Per the City Charter, a minimum of 5% of registered Lakewood voters’ signatures are required for the petition to be considered.  That translates to approximately 4,700 valid signatures.

 

The City now has 30 days to validate the petition and, if found sufficient, bring the petition to City Council for consideration.

 

The filing of this petition is the result of a year-long effort by the citizens of the area who generously donated their time and money.

 
 
Comments on Forsberg/Iron Springs Park
Written by Carlo Spano   
Tuesday, 06 March 2007
Hey all –

Hopefully everyone got a postcard from the city requesting feedback on the Forsberg/Iron Springs Park improvements. 

If not, the e-mail to give feedback to is:

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I would suggest that we all give feedback to the effect that the Coyote Gulch connection shown is not wide enough and that enough space needs to be left there to preserve the natural drainage corridors, as required by city ordinance, and to realistically allow for wildlife access.  Please pass this suggestion on to others who might also want to comment.

Thanks!

 
Voters Overturn Land Swap Deal
Written by Carlo Spano   
Thursday, 04 January 2007

On January 2nd, Lakewood voters elected to overturn the City’s ordinance granting a land swap of parkland for privately-owned land in the Rooney Valley.

 

The City attempted to swap 22 acres of Iron Spring Park for 22 acres of land owned by developer, Carma Colorado in June.  A citizen’s protest was initiated and a referendum was achieved.  That referendum was voted on by Lakewood voters on January 2nd. 

 

The vote came in against the land swap approved by the Mayor and City Council, effectively overturning their decision.

 

Additionally, a petition was filed on January 2nd with the City to downzone 108 acres of land in Rooney Valley, which includes the 22 acres that were to be swapped.

 

A total of over 5,200 signatures were collected.  Per the City Charter, a minimum of 5% of registered Lakewood voters’ signatures are required for the petition to be considered.  That translates to approximately 4,700 valid signatures.

 

The City now has 30 days to validate the petition and, if found sufficient, bring the petition to City Council for consideration.

 

The filing of this petition is the result of a year-long effort by the citizens of the area who generously donated their time and money.

 
Rooney Valley Development Needs A Long-Term Solution
Written by Carlo Spano   
Monday, 16 October 2006

There has been a lot of citizen activity surrounding the proposed Rooney Valley development lately.

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