• Petitioned taking welton

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taking welton
Denver City Council
Gretchen Williams
Denver City Council
Denver City Council

Taking Welton

    1. Petition by

      Lynne Bruning

      Denver, CO

Urban Renewal should not require property owners to forfeit their Constitutional Rights nor legal protection granted by their state of residence for a municipalities economic development or tax revenue enhancement.  

The property owners of the Welton Corridor in Denver, Colorado need your support to help protect our property rights from Denver Urban Renewal Authority's unnecessary regulations and increased power of eminent domain.

Our Property Rights are Our Civil Rights

Eminent Domain, also known as condemnation, originally was used only for public projects such as roads and schools. Currently urban renewal agencies routinely condemn on behalf of private developers and then provide tax incentives and subsidies to those developing these “blighted” areas.

This controversial practice has generated considerable litigation and publicity in recent years. Issues arising from eminent domain abuse include the legality of the “blighting,” challenges to the alleged “public” purpose and the amount of compensation the property owner is given at the time of the taking.

If Denver City Council approves the Welton Corridor URA proposal on 10 September 2012 then DURA’s permission to evoke eminent domain will be expanded to allow for the transfer of property to a private individual  for tax incentive and municipal economic gain. (link to document)

This is in violation of Colorado law enacted by the passage of House Bill 06-1411 which requires the condemning entity to demonstrate that the taking of the property is for a public use. This law also precludes the taking of private property for transfer to a private entity for the purpose of economic development or tax revenue enhancement.

Time is of the essence: If Denver City Council approves the Welton Corridor URA proposal on September 10, 2012, the property owners will no longer be protected by the ‘Takings Clause’ of the Fifth Amendment, Colorado House Bill 06-1411 and other crucial property rights.  

Property owners must contact their elected officials RIGHT NOW in order to preserve the future of their property rights and our community.

We ask all American's to support the preservation of individual property rights by signing your support to this petition.  

Let us come together and tell the Government that urban renewal must not comprimise individual property ownership for the benifit of a muncipalities economic reform.

Thanks for your support!

 

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Welton Street on 9 News

      Lynne Bruning
      Petition Organizer

      Welton Street property owners talk with 9 News about the Blight Study and DURA's Urban Renewal proposal as it pertains to eminent domain. 'Residents fear blight designation will allow developers to bulldoze history' http://on9news.tv/TVZs8n

    2. Reached 100 signatures
    3. Notifying Welton Corridor Property Owners if 'due process'

      Lynne Bruning
      Petition Organizer

      DURA and the City of Denver have notified the property owners that the rules of eminent domain are changing. Unless we tell City Council DO NOT APPROVE DURA's proposal for the Welton Corridor our property can be condemned and given to private developers for The City's economic gain.

      A new Video about Due Process:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awQaBw-y1Uw

    4. Thank YOU!

      Lynne Bruning
      Petition Organizer

      We've reached 75 supporters alerting Denver City Council that property ownership is more important than DURA's open ended and unstructured proposal.

      Please share this petition because our property rights are our civil rights no matter where you live.

    5. Reached 50 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Jenifer Courville LYONS, CO
      • over 1 year ago

      Friends live there

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    • Robert Price DENVER, CO
      • over 1 year ago

      There was a spirited debate at the City Council meeting tonight and thankfully the truth was heard by the 12 council members who voted in favor of the Welton Urban Renewal Area. Residents were made aware that Eminent Domain is not allowed in the plan.

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    • Anna-Liza Armfield LONGMONT, CO
      • over 1 year ago

      This kind of abuse of eminient domain has been spreading, and no one should ever be forced to give up their property just because a private developer wants their land.

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    • Philip Mingle SAN FRANCISCO, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      I am strongly opposed to the use of eminent domain for private profit. This is an egregious misuse of the power of the State and certainly not what the Founding Fathers had in mind.

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    • Susan Mercado DENVER, CO
      • over 1 year ago

      I live in North Denver. Our little neighborhood has changed into nothing but Highrises, eg 29th - 32nd Ave on N Zuni Street. Do not let this happen to 5 Points. Contact No HighRises in North Denver.com for help

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