Denver Post: Opposition to Question 300 in Littleton special election

Re: “The stakes in Littleton special election,” Feb. 22 Krista Kafer column.

Regarding Tuesday’s special election in Littleton, Krista Kafer is correct in identifying urban renewal developments as one strategy to “make the community stronger and a more desirable place to live, work and invest.” Littleton need only look to our neighbors — Lakewood, Englewood and Denver come to mind — and their highly successful urban renewal outcomes. Converting urban renewal decisions to costly citywide elections is certain to deter investment and restrict upgrades to Littleton’s commercial areas. The “let the people vote” message of Question 300 sounds seductive, but it is expensive, impractical and a surefire way for Littleton’s economy to stagnate. Littleton voters should reject this risky experiment.

Norman Stucker, Littleton

This letter was published in the March 2 edition.

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