Save South Park, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is a coalition of citizens who support and promote the preservation of the natural beauty and the peaceful mountain lifestyle of Park County.
We seek a sensible balance between mining development and quality of life for residents.
We strive to ensure that decisions on appropriate land use proposed by local, state and federal officials receive adequate public vetting before being made, are enforced and protect all residents, their property values and their natural environment.
GOALS – SHORT TERM
Seek funding to reverse the recent decision (Case #17ZON04) to rezone a large tract of land in a residential area from residential to mining. We want to send a clear message that the commissioner’s decision to rezone was carried out without appropriate documentation and does not reflect the will of most residents.
Work with the county commissioners to establish requirements for mining operators that are compatible with current land use and supported by residents through a House Bill 1041, which gives local governments additional authority for planning decisions related to areas or activities of statewide concern. This bill allows communities to identify, designate, and regulate those activities and areas through a local permitting process commonly known as "1041 regulations."