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LUC Lantern
President's Column; Eight Reasons Why Boulder County's BuildSmart Program is Not So Smart

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Check this blog:
Boulder County Building Codes Violate Property Rights
By Curtis Jones
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More Property Rights Organizations

Coalition for Property Rights (CPR)
The CPR website is designed to help you in your advocacy for private property rights.

Kitsap Alliance Of Property Owners
Mission: To free private property from unreasonable government regulation; To work for responsible wildlife habitat protection and for conservation of natural resources; To support those who defend the rights guaranteed to owners of private property by the U.S. and Washington State Constitutions.

American Land Rights Association
A grassroots, non-profit private property rights/multiple-use advocacy organization.

The National Association of Reversionary Property Owners (NARPO) - Opposes rail to trail conversions, with emphasis on cases in Kansas.

Perpetual Confusion - Documents bureaucratic complacency in Michigan when local administrators ignore zoning and other regulations and confusion legitimizes actions.

Property Rights Foundation of America - An advocacy group for private property rights. Political research, action alerts and analysis.


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The Important and Current Stuff

Defending Property Rights in the West
October 29, 2014 at 7:00pm -- Millennium Harvest House Hotel in Boulder, Colorado

William Perry Pendley, President and Chief Operating Officer, Mountain States Legal Foundation

On October 29, Perry Pendley will be talking about some of the property rights cases The Mountain States Legal Foundation has defended and won. Perry is a great speaker and the stories are fascinating.

The Mountain States Legal Foundation has been fighting for property owners and recently won a case in the Supreme Court. Here's a link with some of their property rights cases:


Boulder County Fairness in Road Maintenance

Boulder County FIRM is an issue committee registered with the State of Colorado.  We are a group of your fellow citizens living in unincorporated Boulder County. The group was founded to protect property owners from excessive taxation by Boulder County to repair subdivision roads. Boulder County has neglected to maintain paved roads in subdivisions for about 15 years and has continued to collect property taxes which were in part designated for road repair. This situation affects over 10,000 property owners.

Last year, the County approved a Subdivision Paving LID against owners' wishes and began collecting taxes and putting liens on properties. FIRM filed a lawsuit that they won in District Court. The County is now refunding taxes and removing liens.

Second Lawsuit Filed

In response to the continued malfeasance of the Boulder County Board of Commissioners, BoCo FIRM's attorney Madeline Meacham of Halpern Meacham has filed a new lawsuit asking the court to order the County to fix our roads. The suit includes 312 plaintiffs. The suit asks the Court to declare that the Boulder County Board of Commissioners breached their contractual obligation and violated state law by failing to maintain the roads using currently available public funds. Read more on the Web site.

For more information about the history of this issue, the recent lawsuit and to keep up with the happenings of FIRM, visit their web site at:

Next: Will the County start maintaining the roads?

Goals of the Land Use Coalition

We are committed to promoting education, awareness and support for landowners in Boulder County and beyond, while supporting open space, wildlife and preservation.

In addition to monitoring the Commissioners, and making sure they have access to competent expert information, we take action in several other ways:

  • notifying landowners of county changes in policy or regulations in time for us to do something about it,
  • monitoring and lobbying state legislation which might impact our ability to build on our land,
  • identifying potential court cases to serve as test cases or group cases challenging the County's right to unreasonably interfere with our ability to build, and
  • form a support group for those of us going through the process, with tips and suggestions for the applicant obtaining a building permit.

Our long term goal is to make Boulder County government more accountable for its decisions, and more responsive to its citizens.

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To learn more about our organization please visit the About Us page.

Please check back often for expanding coverage of legislation effecting Boulder County and other Colorado property owners, as well as new resources to assist the community in dealing with property rights issues.

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