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Date: April 2008

Conference on the Economic Impacts of Preserving Open Space Lands

"Some of the issues and concerns that we are going to hear about today date back to 1972 when we, PLAN Jeffco, were trying to convince the County Commissioners to put a tax increase on the ballot to raise funds to preserve open space lands. They were concerned about the effects of taking lands off the tax roles and other potential negative impacts to the county’s economy. We prepared a report for the commissioners, using the scanty data that existed at that time, which showed that positive economic benefits accrued as a result of acquiring and preserving open space lands. Apparently this report lessened their concerns, as they agree to put the issue on the ballot and the voters overwhelmingly agreed to tax themselves to protect the disappearing open lands." ... read the summary in Past Events »

Date: May 2008

South Table Mountain Park Management Plan

The Open Space staff completed the preparation of the Management Plan tor South Table Mountain earlier this year and presented it to OSAC at the March 6th Study Session and the April 3rd Regular Meeting. In preparation of the Plan staff held two open houses, met six times with stakeholder groups, and met with golden and Pleasant View staff. ... read more »

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