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Aurora, Colorado NASCAR proposal will not move forward

City lawmakers put the brakes on a contentious referendum asking voters to create an entertainment district - and possibly a NASCAR track - in the northeastern part of the city, killing the measure Thursday night.

At an emergency city council meeting, council representatives unanimously agreed to strike the referendum from the fall ballot.

Mayor Steve Hogan called the meeting at the request of councilwoman Sally Mounier, a chief sponsor of the measure that would end a ban against the city from cooperating with a possible race track project on a 1,700-acre plot of city-owned land near I-70 and Hudson Road.

Mounier said she asked to pull the proposal from the ballot because a critical campaign to pass the measure never materialized.

--- Aurora Sentinel ---