UPDATE: Strawberry Fields decision supports city land swap

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Save Cheyenne has picketed some city meetings to oppose the land swap. - FILE PHOTO
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  • Save Cheyenne has picketed some city meetings to oppose the land swap.

Kent Obee, spokesperson for Save Cheyenne, tells the Independent, "We're looking to go to the Supreme Court."

Mayor John Suthers, an attorney, counters by saying the unanimous decision by the Court of Appeals gives him a high level of confidence that the city's legal position is sound.

"I thought the trial judge's opinion was very thoughtful and well-written, so I'm no the least bit surprised that it was upheld by the Court of Appeals," he says in an interview. "The only surprise was it that it ruled within a month."

——————ORIGINAL POST 10:52 A.M. THURDAY, FEB. 8, 2018———————-

The Colorado Court of Appeals has ruled in the city's favor in its land exchange with The Broadmoor resort, turning away arguments by the nonprofit Save Cheyenne that the trade of the city's Strawberry Fields open space should have gone to voters to decide.

The city issued this statement:

The City of Colorado Springs today released the below statement in response to the opinion issued by the Colorado Court of Appeals.

“Today the Colorado Court of Appeals issued a unanimous opinion, upholding the lower court’s ruling that the City of Colorado Springs acted within its authority as a Home Rule City in the land exchange. We are confident that any reviewing court will continue to find in the City’s favor.”
We've asked Save Cheyenne to comment and will update when we hear back.

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