Dead Measures See New Life

Ballot measures dealing with housing growth, oil and gas development return for 2018

A number of measures that didn’t make it through during last year’s ballot initiative process are being resurrected for 2018.

Impasses on transportation funding continued through the end of the year but will make a return this year from the Denver Metro Chamber as well as the state legislature.

A handful of initiatives on the oil and gas front are also making their way through the ranks at the moment alongside measures to limit local housing growth and repeal large-capacity ammunition magazine prohibitions.


The initiative aims to taper residential housing growth to 1 percent, starting in 2019 in Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas, El Paso, Jefferson, Larimer and Weld counties. The petition was refiled for the 2018 ballot as a proposition rather than an amendment to the state constitution.

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