by Pam Zubeck
For those wondering what the objections are to the CORA [Coloado Open Records Act] denied (5 times) appraisals, here is a link to the petition which summarizes concerns in the appraisal information which is worth your time: https://www.change.org/p/colorado-springs-city-council-the-broadmoor-hotel-anschutz-entertainment-group-no-to-the-broadmoor-land-swap-deal-our-historic-wildlife-open-space-is-not-for-sale/u/16505879 Of note is the clear and repeated warnings surrounding the use of restricted appraisals. One site even goes so far as to say they are illegal to use beyond internal documents. One could never get a bank loan with one of these appraisals. So, does that rise to the level of thorough valuation and due diligence in valuing the people's land? Jones Park which was also appraised by the same appraiser and not done as a restricted appraisal. Why? You should ask.The Independent has previously reported on the appraisals and the restricted status of the open space appraisal.