Special District & Local Governments Representation
Bailey & Peterson, P.C. provides proven representation in all matters to all types of special districts in Colorado. Our clients include metropolitan districts, water and sanitation districts, park and recreation districts, and fire districts throughout Colorado. We also provide representation to local governments, including business improvement districts and general improvement districts. Our attorneys work closely with district managers, board members, and other parties on matters including, but not limited to:
TABOR (Taxpayers' Bill of Rights
Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Formation or Dissolution
CORA (Open Records Act) Compliance
Rules & Regulations
Workforce Housing Issues
Taxes, including collection, assessment, mill levy certification and audits
Reported Cases: Municipal District Governance and Taxation
Campbell v. Orchard Mesa Irrigation District, 972 P.2d 1037 (Colo. 1998) (Meaning of districts under TABOR Amendment to Colorado Constitution).
State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co. v. City of Lakewood, 788 P.2d 808 (Colo. 1990) (Special district creation and judicial review).
Empire Savings, Building and Loan Ass'n v. Otero Savings and Loan Ass'n, 640 P.2d 1151 (Colo. 1982) (Constitutionality of law passed in legislative special session).
Wasson v. Hogenson, 583 P.2d 914 (Colo. 1978) amicus curiae for Special District Association of Colorado (Priority of perpetual lien for public improvement).
Prospect 34, LLC v. Gunnison County Bd. of County Comm’rs, 363 P3d 819 (Colo. App. 2015) (Validity of district tax levy).
Skyland Metropolitan Dist. v. Mountain West Enterprise, LLC, 184 P.3d 106 (Colo. App. 2007) (Special district availability of service fees and payment under protest).
East Grand County School Dist. No. 2 v. Town of Winter Park, 739 P.2d 862 (Colo. App. 1987) (Validity of town compliance with urban renewal statute).
Intermountain Systems, Inc. v. Gore Valley/Big Horn Water Dists., 654 P.2d 872 (Colo. App. 1982) (Standing to challenge bidding on public contract).
Stauffer v. Town of Grand Lake, 1980WL2012 (D. Col. 1980) (Municipal immunity; federal court subject matter jurisdiction).
Greensway Development Co. v. Academy Park Ltd., 608 P.2d 845 (Colo. App. 1980) (Appeal of quasi-judicial municipal action).
Castlewood Corporation v. City and Cnty of Denver, 594 P.2d 1062 (Colo. App. 1978) (Compliance with city charter in setting water rates).