KKK invented zoning regulations in Colorado

Strange but true!  Land use zoning laws in Colorado have their roots in Denver’s Capitol Hill Improvement Association and Robert Speer League, both of which were KKK organizations supported by KKK member Mayor Stapleton.  Their goals, of regulating what kinds of businesses could be in a neighborhood and who ran them, as well as what kinds of housing and who could live in them, translated into the modern zoning regulations, adopted in 1925.