Your testimony is needed on Senate Bill 23-213, State Regulation of Land Use.
On Thursday, April 6, upon adjournment of the Senate, the Senate Local Government and Housing Committee will be taking testimony regarding SB23-213.
SB23-213 represents the most sweeping attempt in recent Colorado history to remove local control and home rule authority from elected leaders, professional planning staff, and the people of Colorado. The bill dramatically expands state authority by imposing top-down zoning and land use standards on municipalities, and it puts those decisions into the hands of developer interests and unelected third parties. SB23-213 does not recognize that local governments are best suited to address the needs of their communities, and it flies in the face of local government efforts to solve the affordable housing crisis.
Here is how you can help:
▶ Please contact your state senator to urge their opposition of SB23-213
▶ Sign up to testify before the Senate Local Government and housing Committee on Thursday, April 6
▶ Sign a letter of opposition
▶ Write a letter to the members of the Senate Local Government and Housing Committee, and be sure to copy CML staff:
All levels of government can work together, along with our partners in the business and nonprofit community, to solve the housing crisis without creating unintended, irreparable consequences. SB23-213 is an unprecedented repudiation of decades worth of well settled land use and zoning law, and the General Assembly should instead consider a solution that is the result of true collaboration between the state, local governments, and other partners to find a Colorado solution for housing.
Please copy Meghan MacKillop, email@example.com, on your communications.