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Westminster clears controversial Uplands development proposal for “the Farm”

By Luke Zarzecki, The Westminster Window After three long nights of debate and testimony, the Westminster City Council voted 5-2 to approve the controversial plan to convert a large swath of farmland into the 2,350-home Uplands development. Councilors voted at the end of their Monday meeting, which ran until almost 1 a.m. Tuesday and was […]

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Westminster’s elections may be nonpartisan, but partisanship is a big theme in recall contest

Though Westminster’s pro- and anti-recall election groups say they are not motivated by partisanship, an analysis of campaign materials and new financial filings show that liberal and conservative ideology are major themes of campaign messaging. The recall election for city Councilor Jon Voelz happening on Tuesday was initiated last year when the Water Warriors group sought to […]

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Westminster City Council fails to fill vacant seat after 99 rounds of voting

Westminster City Council was not able to fill a vacant council seat after 99 rounds of voting, topping the council’s previous 78-round voting record. During a 2 1/2-hour special meeting on Monday, the six-member council cycled through eight finalists who were vying for a seventh seat on the dais. Since no finalist received a majority […]

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Beloved — and rare — sunset spot in Westminster has become a battleground between developers and neighbors

In the eyes of Google Maps satellite view, it’s an enormous island of green open space surrounded by aging suburban homes, an RV sales center and the Westminster driver’s license office.  In the eyes of neighbors who gather on the edge of the corn-stubble field near West 84th Avenue and Federal Boulevard to enjoy Hollywood […]