Lakewood proposal to limit housing growth hits a wall after challenge from JeffCo GOP official

City leaders in Lakewood scrapped a Monday night vote on a measure that would strictly limit housing growth after a resident filed a challenge about the legitimacy of a proposed citizen’s initiative behind the effort.

Steve Dorman, vice chairman of the Jefferson County Republican Party, says in his complaint to the city clerk that the proposed ballot measure that would cap annual housing growth at 1 percent of existing units lacks a “completely accurate and thorough summary” of the issue at hand and directly violates private property rights and the Colorado and U.S. constitutions.

He also claims that people who circulated the petition hadn’t properly sworn to the petition’s contents when they went out gathering signatures.