Yesterday, Elizabeth’s “We Are Not Parker Committee” filed recall petitions for the mayor and the entire Board of Trustees! 

This mayor and Board of Trustees voted unanimously on all the big developer requests listed on the petitions.  Review the information on the petition and sign to save Elizabeth.  Elizabeth Strong! 

Franktown and Elizabeth are sister communities.  What happens in Elizabeth affects Franktown and what happens in Franktown affects Elizabeth.  On Wednesday, August 21st, at the community meeting in Elizabeth, the two communities came together in a huge turnout (over 700) to support the protection of our two areas from the overdevelopment that is ruining Colorado.  While the presentation (so-called presentation) said that the eastern edge of greater Franktown was taken out of their comprehensive plan, those of you who picked up the document ( I did) titled “Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) take a look at the very bottom of the front page.  It reads:

“These areas (within three miles of the Town limits) extend into unincorporated areas in both Elbert and Douglas Counties. The Town does not have any plans to expand its boundaries at this time.” 

Obviously, this means those that are in power in Elizabeth right now are looking to expand the town’s boundaries into rural parts of both areas–they’re just not telling you when!! Stay alert and continuously involved.

With these filed recall petitions (seven –one for each person), the citizens who live in the town of Elizabeth, and are registered voters, have the opportunity to protect both areas.  

With a recall of the mayor and the Board of Trustees, the citizens of the town of Elizabeth will have the opportunity to elect officials that will stand strong and make decisions that will protect our two beautiful areas. Elizabeth is beginning an Elizabeth Citizens’ Coalition.  Together, the two Coalitions can do great things.

Diana Love
President Franktown Citizens’ Coalition II, Inc.



Lori Hanneman · August 24, 2019 at 10:37 am

I will happily donate to their recall efforts if there can or will be a way to do that. If donations can be accepted, can that contact information be shared?

Carol Ann Lee · August 24, 2019 at 10:47 am

I fully support this petition. I am proud of my little community!

Donald Bowie · August 24, 2019 at 12:37 pm

Thank you Diana for handling things so well.

You have our continuing support.

Don & Susan Bowie
Deerfield resident

eliza · August 24, 2019 at 1:08 pm

Thank you! Please keep us informed as to where we can sign the recall petition!

Also, ditto to what L. Hanneman said. Would be willing to donate to the recall efforts, too.

Justin · August 24, 2019 at 5:18 pm

How do you join Elizabeth’s “We Are Not Parker Committee”?

Kory and Elizabeth Craft · August 24, 2019 at 6:02 pm

Please, please don’t ruin the serenity we all seek by moving to Elbert County and putting space between us all. Not only is it peaceful living, but it is soooo much better for our environment and our health.

Tammy Jurich · August 24, 2019 at 9:42 pm

I can help and support this! We moved out here to be rural and get away from the growth that has infested Parker and Castle Rock!

Meg Werner · August 24, 2019 at 10:00 pm

I am willing to donate to save our way of life!

Barbara McGinn · August 24, 2019 at 10:19 pm

I support and want to join.

Barb McGinn · August 24, 2019 at 10:20 pm

I want to join.

Zach Rensch · August 24, 2019 at 11:49 pm

Good. Because elizabeth is makeing big mistakes because if they move forward thelljjust be replacing the people that live here already because if this keeps going mist if us are gonna move cause we moved here for a reason and we already dont like the housing they build behind Wal-Mart its sad that its all concrete now

Michelle Peneton · August 25, 2019 at 8:59 am

Thank you for spearheading this effort- watching the land destroyed in Elizabeth is beyond heartbreaking…we enjoy our peace and tranquility. We don’t live in the city limits, but we will help anyway we can.

Margie · August 26, 2019 at 3:15 pm

Margie & Dirk,
Would like to join and help with the “We Are Not Parker Committee”.

Beverly Barker · August 27, 2019 at 10:08 am

We are Franktown residents living in Flintwood Hills area. Although we do not live in Elizabeth, we are concerned about the future of our sister town. I would like to offer my assistance, Please let me know what I can do to assist your efforts to protect our way of life out here in Gods Country.

Erin · August 27, 2019 at 1:01 pm

We want to join and try to stop this! What’s wrong with having a small agricultural town? The new wall to wall house development behind big R is awful and doesn’t fit with the character of our town! And their new proposed roads run through private property, so they will just take your property via eminent domain?!!

Mathew & Diane Nolan · August 28, 2019 at 3:00 pm

We are very interested to do anything we can to recall the so called mayor & Board if Trustees (definitely a misnomer for a board of not to be trusted).
Please keep us informed of any petition we can sign to keep our TOWNS not cities.

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