6/07/2005

Colorado Eminent Domain Activist Conference 2005, August 6

The Colorado Eminent Domain Activist Conference is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Aug. 6, 2005 at the Embassy Suites Hotel, Denver-Aurora, 4444 N. Havana.

Speakers include Steven Anderson, Castle Coalition Coordinator, Washington, D.C.; Joseph Becker, Staff Attorney, Mountain States Legal Foundation, Lakewood, CO; Sen. Shawn Mitchell, Colorado State Senator, Broomfield, CO; and Dave Minshall, Minshall Media Strategies, Centennial, CO. The meeting will be chaired by Tom Wambolt, Save Our Lake, Arvada, CO.

Background
The city of Arvada used eminent domain proceedings on a lake to make way for a big box store. The city of Wheat Ridge used eminent domain on several small business to make way for another national retail outlet. The city of Sheridan used eminent domain on a row of businesses and part of another city's golf course to make way for a development. The city of Westminster used eminent domain proceedings to take away agriculture land from a pioneer family. The people on the eastern slope saw a huge portion of land being taken for a super toll road. Metropolitan Denver and suburbs will see eminent domain used along the FasTrack routes throughout the area.

Purpose
The conference will bring together eminent domain activists from across Colorado to exchange ideas and to discuss the necessary techniques and resources needed to fight abuses like these of eminent domain in their communities.


For more details, contact Tom Wambolt, 6035 Garrison St, Arvada, CO 80004, 303-421-5668, email twambolt@denver.net