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Posted on: September 25, 2018

City Council passes resolutions regarding November 2018 ballot initiatives

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City Council passed the following resolutions in support of Proposition 112 and in opposition to Amendment 74, both of which will appear on the November 6, 2018 ballot.  

In support of Proposition 112 - Increased Setback Requirement for Oil and Natural Gas Development

The Lafayette City Council supports increasing the setback requirements for oil and gas developments as proposed in Proposition 112, and believes that such setbacks are necessary to mitigate the adverse impacts of unconventional oil and gas development on health, safety and the environment, and urges its community members to vote for the measure.

The Lafayette City Council urges a “Yes” vote on Initiative Proposition 112 at the November 6, 2018 election.

READ Resolution 2018-31, passed by City Council, in its entirety.  


In opposition to Amendment 74 - Just Compensation for Reduction in Fair Market Value by Government Law or Regulation

The Lafayette City Council does not support the material and significant changes to existing “takings” jurisprudence that would result from Amendment 74. Lafayette City Council believes that the primary objective of this measure is to unreasonably reduce the level of interference a government regulation must cause to require compensation to a simple decrease in the property’s fair market value, irrespective of a unique intrusion or burden upon the specific property in question.

Lafayette City Council believes that another subtle, but equally important, objective of these measures is to significantly inhibit, if not altogether preclude, local governments from enacting zoning and other regulations governing the use of land within their boundaries through transforming Colo. Const. art. II, § 15 into a constitutional vehicle for the protection of special business interests and specific uses that favor those certain special business interests, requiring a local government to pay for every change in the general law which, to some extent, diminishes a property’s value, and would effectively cripple a local government’s ability to function, and urges its community members to vote against the measure.

The Lafayette City Council urges a “No” vote on Amendment 74 at the November 6, 2018 election.
READ Resolution 2018-30, passed by City Council, in its entirety.


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