Another oil and gas directed initiative was pulled today by the Colorado Community Rights Network. The group said it needed more time to organize. "We didn't have much time to get set up, but we're going to come back next time (for the 2016 election) a lot stronger, with a larger organization, more signature gatherers and more money," said Lotus, chairman of the organization in a quote to the Denver Business Journal.
Initiative 75 was a community rights led initiative that would have given local control to communities as a right to self-governance. The initiative was couched in the hydraulic fracturing debate but ultimately had unintended consequences to grow communities and provide job availability.
While Initiative 75 is now at a stand still until the group can "reorganize and collect more money in 2016", Initiatives 88 and 89 are still in motion. Like all matters pertaining to amending the Colorado Constitution, it is important as citizens to understand just what the rules mean. Below are links to learn more about these initiatives and to read more about Colorado Community Rights Network decision to halt Initiative 75.