Denver Business Journal — Colorado voters will not have the chance to decide in November whether or not to limit residential growth along the Front Range, as the author of a proposed ordinance to do just said he will not try to collect signatures to get his proposal on the statewide ballot.

Golden activist Daniel Hayes told the Denver Business Journal in an email Wednesday that the signature-gathering firm he was set to hire told him that a legal battle over the language of Initiative 66 concluded too late, leaving too little time to gather the signatures necessary to get it in front of voters this fall. He said that he was disappointed but will remain engaged in battles over issues like school bonding measures, which he feels are nothing more than growth subsidies to build schools for new homes.

“I think a recession is just around the corner, and this overbuilt mess we have will collapse like yesterday’s carnival,” Hayes said in the email. “66 would raise wages and improve quality of life for CO citizens.”

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