GARFIELD COUNTY COMMISSIONERS APPROVE TAX BALLOT MEASURE
GLENWOOD SPRINGS–GARFIELD COUNTY VOTERS ARE GOING TO BE ASKED TO PAY A QUARTER CENT SALES TAXES TO PRESERVE AND PROTECT
RANCH LAND AND OTHER OPEN SPACE. AFTER DEBATING
THE WORDING OF THE MEASURE THAT WILL BE SEEN ON THE
BALLOT, THE FISCALLY CONSERVATIVE AND TAX-LEERY
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS RELUCTANTLY APPROVED IT.
MARY NOONE WITH THE GARFIELD LEGACY PROJECT SAYS
SHE WANTED TO AVOID PUTTING THE WORD TAX IN THE
TITLE FOR FEAR IT WOULD SCARE PEOPLE OFF WITHOUT
READING THE FULL TEXT OF THE MEASURE. COMMISSIONER MIKE
SAMSON SAYS WHILE THE WORD TAX IS SPELLED OUT IN
THE FIRST SENTENCE OF THE EXPLANATION, IT'S MORE
IMPORTANT TO BE COMPLETELY UPFRONT WITH THE TAXPAYERS
AND PUT IT IN THE TITLE. THE TITLE THAT WAS FINALLY
AGREED UPON AND UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED FOR THE BALLOT WAS,
“RANCH LANDS, RIVERS AND RECREATION ECONOMY SALES TAX MEASURE.”
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