Broomfield - your voice needs to be heard on SB23-213.
On April 4, the Broomfield City Council voted to oppose the SB23-213 sweeping land use legislation.
Overview - The bill passed out of the Senate and is headed to the House tomorrow and will be heard in the Transportation, Housing, and Local Government Committee.
SB 213 was amended in the Senate Appropriations Committee this week to remove all major preemptions.
Although Majority Leader Senator Moreno essentially committed to protect whatever passes the Senate, there has not been the same assurances from Gov. Polis’s staff or the House sponsors.
All indications are that the House will add back many of the preemptions, and then some. There are far too many changes and amendments being circulated to summarize.
An important note moving into tomorrow - One of the most contentious elements was the “middle housing” component of the bill, which would have allowed condos and quadplexes “by right” in some residential neighborhoods, is out and is expected to stay out of the bill.
Since being introduced, Broomfield has been engaging with the Governor’s office and our local legislators to deliver a blueprint for how Broomfield has intentionally and thoughtfully developed a path to build a diverse housing stock that doesn’t include the state telling where, when and how to build additional housing units.
We are the body that know and understand
Local infrastructure planning:
The state’s approach doesn’t take into account the critical water and access infrastructure to accommodate forced development. Our local water and sewer systems, streets, roads and infrastructure can’t support unplanned, forced development.
The ask is simple: local control - let’s keep it
How you can tell our local representatives to oppose this bill:
Below are channels to express opposition. Let’s tell our local state representatives and the Governor that Broomfield needs to maintain the authority to decide when, where and how to develop.
Contact them and say NO - State Preemption is NOT good for Broomfield!
- Contact Representative William Lindstedt
- Representative Lindstedt is a former Broomfield City Councilmember familiar with how Broomfield has approached development thoughtfully and with community input.
- Phone: 303-866-4667
- Email: email@example.com