Kirsten Heidel's family moved to the Valley Ridge neighborhood that sits next to the rural and scenic Chatfield Valley basin to get away from city life and urban sprawl and congestion.
The 16-year-old was among 124 people, clad in salmon-colored T-shirts on Monday, who urged the Douglas County Planning Board to reject a proposal that would clear the way for future development of 5,150 acres of land south of Chatfield Reservoir.
"If you do this, you're going to hurt a lot of people's world. We want to see the open land. We want to see the mountains. We want to see open skies."
I hate to be the one to break it to this 16 year old girl, but she does not own the land in question so it doesn’t matter what she wants. It shouldn’t even matter what the “planning board” wants. A planning board is simply code for a government obstruction and confiscation agency. The do not plan anything, they do no build anything, all they do is either approve or deny plans other people have, and they normally base their decisions on how much influence and money the people making the plans have passed along to government.