Metro district reform effort is a battle of letters to keep each other at bay

The Denver Post: Colorado’s metro district industry is pressing key state legislators — the speaker of the House of Representatives among them — and spending thousands of dollars to halt a bill that reformers say would make meaningful change to an opaque industry while supporting their own more modest effort to at least add greater transparency.

The competing bills — one backed by developers and introduced to the state Senate last week, the other backed by homeowners and awaiting introduction — appear headed for one of the legislative session’s most-heated showdowns.

In a tersely worded letter Monday to House Speaker Alec Garnett, a group of homeowners, attorneys, and businessmen intent on reform took dead aim at the industry’s efforts to stall their work at what they call substantive change.

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