Letter to the editor: Don't sign the petition

Posted 8/27/18

Don't sign the petition Centennial City Council passed “Ordinance 2018-O- 013” after monumental study and research with extensive discussion. This ordinance will allow for one or two new …

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Letter to the editor: Don't sign the petition

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Don't sign the petition

Centennial City Council passed “Ordinance 2018-O- 013” after monumental study and research with extensive discussion. This ordinance will allow for one or two new automobile dealerships with high-quality design standards to locate along the Arapahoe Road Corridor, effectively between I-25 and Parker Road.

There is a petition being circulated at this time to challenge this council decision. I urge you as a fellow Centennial citizen, and not on behalf of the city council, to say no to signing the petition being circulated in our city. Arapahoe Road is a commercial corridor that produces jobs and will best serve our city. If we restrict commerce to only businesses each of us like, what would be restricted next? Coffee shops, banks, drive-through restaurants?

City council passed one of the most restrictive design standards in the area. Let commerce expand on its business merit and not restrict commerce based on personal bias. An election on this ordinance will cost us as taxpayers about $150,000 to hold a special election. A really bad idea! Moreover, ask the people who present a petition to you “who is funding the petition effort” and if the person seeking your signature even lives in Centennial.

Ron Weidmann

City Council, District 4

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