Save Our Village

Save Our Village is a citizens committee which opposes Colorado Senate Bill 23-213 and Colorado State House Bill 23-1255. We believe that zoning should NOT be a centralized state issue; it should be a decentralized local issue. The state legislature will soon consider these two bills that would take away the zoning authority of many local governments and impose a top-down approach that promotes high-density development to the detriment of citizens.

If you agree that zoning is local, please contact your representatives at the state and ask them to Save Our Village. Cities should control zoning, not the state.

How to contact your state representatives:
Find My Legislator | Colorado General Assembly

Fox 31 News Report 4-4-23
Greenwood Village City Council opposes state zoning bill | FOX31 Denver (

Channel 7 News Report 3-24-23:
Colorado Dems unveil housing policy bill that would rewrite land use policies (

9 News Report 3-30-23
Bill looks to expand housing in Colorado |

Colorado Municipal League information:
SB23-213 | Land Use | CML

Littleton Independent:
Local leaders oppose Polis housing bill for taking away local control |

Mayor John Suthers Guest Editorial in The Denver Gazette:
GUEST COLUMN: Legislation would usurp local zoning powers | Denver-gazette |

Krista Kafer Opinion in Denver Post:
Affordable housing bill SB-213 would strip much local zoning decision making (

City of Cherry Hills Village Open Letter Regarding Local Control

The City of Centennial opposes SB 23-13

City of Greenwood Village opposes State control over zoning
Home Rule in the Colorado Legislature 2023 | Greenwood Village Official Website

Aspen Opposes “More Housing Now” – Aspen Daily News
Aspen to oppose ‘More Housing Now’ | News |

Gov. Jared Polis thinks density is the magic bullet for high housing costs. Is he right? – Colorado Public Radio
Could Colorado override local zoning codes to allow more density? It’s ‘part of the conversation’ as a major land use bill takes shape | Colorado Public Radio (

Colorado Municipal League Analysis of SB23-213
sb23-213-analysis-v3.pdf (

Sterling City Council resolves to oppose Senate bill on zoning decisions – Sterling Journal-Advocate

“Apparently, we’re too stupid”: Colorado mayors blast Gov. Jared Polis-backed plan to regulate local zoning codes – The Fort Morgan Times

‘Enormous overreach by the state government’; proposed Senate Bill would put state in charge of zoning and land use | Local News Stories |

Land Use Bill Could Change How Local Governments Review New Housing Projects | Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck – JDSupra

Colorado legislature proposes statewide elimination of single family zoning – Colorado Hard Money Lender

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