As Democratic activists were quick to note on social media, high demand for something in limited supply usually has the opposite effect on prices.
"For them to try to say they’re solving our flooding -- I mean, my God, I'll take the floods before the highway," one neighborhood leader said.
Hays succeeds Steve House, who announced in January he wouldn't seek another term.
Colorado Democratic chair Rick Palacio is stepping down this spring, and George Athanasopolous is making a run for state Republican chair
Rick Palacio has headed up the Colorado Democratic Party for the last six years. This spring, he won't seek another term as chair.