Statement from Colin Davis, treasurer of NO on Referendum 1, in response to June 4th vote upholding the Park County Growth Policy:

“Residents of Park County have made it clear they want to protect local control and reject uncontrolled development. This outcome shows we all care deeply about the future of Park County and that we, not out-of-state developers, know the best way to protect our way of life.

I want to extend my heartfelt gratitude to all who participated in this campaign and to the overwhelming majority of voters who recognized the importance of maintaining our community’s roadmap and funding our roads and bridges. Now that our current growth policy is upheld, it’s time to make it work even better for Park County during the planned update period. Community participation is the best recipe to ensure the next iteration of our growth policy is comprehensive, community-driven, and will adequately protect our rural way of life amidst the next wave of growth and development.”

Additional background: 

No on Referendum 1 is a local committee of Park County residents who organized to conduct community outreach about the consequences of Referendum 1. Had it passed, Referendum would have limited Park County’s ability to manage growth and made the county less competitive for grant funding.

Referendum 1 was ultimately defeated by a final vote of 2,035 against and 1,365 for. Only voters living in unincorporated areas of Park County were eligible to vote. 

 

 

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