By the Steamboat Pilot & Today Editorial Board
With a multi-page ballot this fall, featuring 10 statewide ballot issues, the Steamboat Pilot & Today Editorial Board is using today’s Our View space to offer our positions on five of those measures — Amendments Y and Z, Amendment 73, Amendment 74 and Proposition 112.
Amendment 74 is a broad property rights ballot measure that would allow property owners to seek “just” compensation if government action reduces the “fair market value” of their property. This initiative contains murky language that we think would add unneeded complexity to almost every government action from affordable housing to code enforcement, and we urge voters to reject the initiative.
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