The Colorado State Senate soon will vote on a piece of legislation that could dissolve in one fell swoop all of the deed-restricted affordable housing built by the private development community in Summit County. | SummitDaily.com
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The Colorado State Senate soon will vote on a piece of legislation that could dissolve in one fell swoop all of the deed-restricted affordable housing built by the private development community in Summit County.

We urge rejection of Senate Bill 154 for this reason and because it's another state power grab over issues that should be under local control.

If SB 154 passes, the result would be a whole section of housing inventory that’s off limits to future generations of buyers. The whole point of a deed restriction is to recognize subsidies granted to affordable housing and to keep price appreciation basically at the rate of inflation.

SB 154 is a Front Range development-

community reaction to Denver’s new law requiring affordable housing mitigation. It is being framed as a property-rights issue, which guarantees it a certain amount of yes votes in a conservative-dominated Legislature.



We hope our Western Slope Republicans call out their brothers and sisters on the Front Range and prevent them from giving more power to a centralized state at the expense of local control.

On the Western Slope, the provision of affordable housing is an economic development issue. If business wants workers, they need places to live.


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