Frisco voters face controversial ballot question |

Frisco voters face controversial ballot question

Caitlin Row
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Frisco, CO Colorado

FRISCO, Colorado ” Town council scheduled a special municipal mail-ballot election asking residents to decide whether Frisco, Colorado should require a vote before selling, subdividing or leasing town-owned parcels larger than 5 acres.

The so-called “Right to Vote” initiative was prompted by a group called Friends of Frisco Open Space, said Michael Penny, Frisco’s town manager.

Frisco law currently mandates a town vote prior to the sale or lease of town-owned “open space or park land.” Peak One is not designated open space, thus the new initiative seeks to close a so-called “loophole.”

The Friends of Frisco Open Space group began circulating a petition ” resulting in April’s vote ” in late September, touting the protection of open space in a town that is quickly approaching build out.

While the petition’s language does not specifically address the development of the Peak One parcel, the Friends of Frisco Open Space group is known to be comprised of many homeowners who live near the parcel.

The town council is unanimously opposed to the ballot initiative, Penny said. They’ve asked the town staff to place a resolution in strong opposition to the ballot measure on the March 10 town council meeting.

People who are not registered to vote must do so by March 30 at 5 p.m. to be eligible for the April mail-ballot. People can register to vote at Frisco Town Hall or at the County Courthouse in Breckenridge.

Ballots will be mailed to all active, registered voters between April 3-13. Any voter who will be absent from his/her residence during the mailing period for ballots may contact the town clerk to request an application for an absentee ballot. Applications for an absentee ballot must be submitted by 5 p.m. on April 24.

All ballots must be turned in by

7 p.m. on April 28. Postmarks do not count.

Ashley Dickson contributed to this article.

Caitlin Row can be reached at (970) 668-4633 or at

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