Colorado Municipal League sides with city in Strawberry Fields lawsuit – Colorado News

Colorado Municipal League sides with city in Strawberry Fields lawsuit – Colorado News

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  • Pam Zubeck
  • Opponents of the Strawberry Fields land swap demonstrate near The Broadmoor last year. Their lawsuit remains on appeal.

The Colorado Municipal League has filed an amicus brief in the Strawberry Fields case, which is pending a decision by the Colorado Court of Appeals.

Save Cheyenne, a nonprofit formed in 2016, opposes the city’s trade of the 189-acre Strawberry Fields open space to The Broadmoor in a deal in which the city acquired trails and wilderness acreage from the resort. Here’s a story about the case. (“Strawberry Fields argument filed with appellate court,” The Wire, June 6, 2017)

Save Cheyenne sued the city but lost its bid to block the trade, approved by City Council by a 6-3 vote in May 2016,  in district court. The group then appealed.

The property in question was acquired by the city in1885 after voter approval. Save Cheyenne maintains, among other arguments, that the land can’t be sold or traded away without voter approval.

The city has…

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