Special district law is a unique and important area of Colorado jurisprudence. The attorneys of Hanes & Bartels have many years of experience in dealing with the myriad of legal issues facing special districts. Included among the firm’s clients are Sanitation, Water, Fire Protections, Metropolitan, and Park and Recreation Districts. The firm has frequently addressed issues related to requests for inclusion or exclusion of property; assessment of fees, rates, and tolls; requests for service; the development of district rules and regulations; personnel matters; TABOR issues; liability concerns; and intergovernmental agreements.
We are an active supporter of the Special District Association of Colorado (“SDA”), a prominent membership organization of special districts, and have lectured at the SDA’s annual conference on multiple occasions.
Hanes & Bartels has represented special districts both at the administrative level and in the courts, both at the trial and appellate levels. It has addressed the unique political and legal challenges that are frequently presented to special districts. The firm has the knowledge, experience and perspective of having represented a number of different types of districts in a multitude of situations. That experience places the firm in a position to be of unique service to its special district clients.
In re Black Forest/Fire/Rescue Protection District 85 P.3d 591 (Colo. App. 2003)
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