Lakewood, CO has some decisions to make coming up on the July 2nd ballot. One of the big questions is Question 200. But what is Question 200 and what does a yes or no vote mean?
Question 200: "Shall the City of Lakewood limit residential growth to no more than one (1) percent per year by implementing a permit allocation system for new dwelling units, and by requiring City Council approval of allocations for projects of forty (40) or more units?"
This is how the question will appear on the ballot, but the written text of the law is 14 pages long.
Yes Vote: You want Lakewood to limit new apartment or housing units to 1 percent of what was in Lakewood the previous year. For example, there are around 68,000 residences in Lakewood in 2019, so if Question 200 passes, in 2020 only 680 new apartment or housing units can be built.
No Vote: You do not want Lakewood to limit new apartment or housing units and leave the law just as it is today.
Exceptions to the law if passed:
- New units on blighted land
- Housing units for Colorado Christian University and Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design
- Homes that are torn down and rebuilt
https://www.9news.com/article/news/local/next/next-question-what-does-a-yes-vote-on-lakewoods-question-200-mean/73-a1c43c5a-0ef0-458a-a38e-e58bb1a16c21 By Dillon Landfried - Jun 19, 2019