Daniel Hayes has thrown in the towel before the game even started, and says he won’t pursue a ballot initiative to block Front Range housing growth that would essentially send housing prices through a very expensive roof.

It was unlikely Initiative 66 would even pass, Hayes admitted to Denverite.

Reached for comment, Hayes said that he had no hope of getting his item on the ballot, which would take nearly 100,000 signatures.

Hayes blamed the process and said it was also difficult to find a petition contractor, most of whom were already booked.

The 71-year-old is also busy with his studies for two graduate degrees, managing 32 rentals and lifting weights.

He just doesn’t have time to destroy the Front Range housing market and drive up rental costs even further.

His proposal would have limited growth in Adams, Arapahoe, Broomfield Boulder, Douglas, El Paso, Jefferson, Larimer, Weld and Denver counties.

By limiting how many homes could be built, or supply, he seemed to think that would end demand and magically increase salaries. Because then only fairies would move here and live in the forest where their unicorns could roam free.

Now the fairies will have to build homes or move in with the three little pigs. Maybe Hayes could rent them a place.