There is a lot on the line in the upcoming Grand Junction City Council election with six proposed city ballot proposals and three open council seats. That is why the Chamber’s Quarterly Membership luncheon on Monday, March 11th, presented by Venture Advocates, will feature a City Council Candidate Forum and offer information about the ballot issues.
Ballot issues that specifically impact businesses being proposed include:
• .39% sales tax dedicated to a community recreation center and other recreational amenities
• .50% to fund expansion of first responder capacity at the GJ Fire Department and GJ Police Department
• .25% to fund expansion of the city’s transportation infrastructure including an interchange at 29 Road
• A question asking that the city be allowed to sell Burkey Park to help fund recreation amenities elsewhere
• A proposed charter amendment that would allow the City to extend leases from 25 years to 99 years to help facilitate business development at Las Colonias Park
We urge members to make reservations early for this event which is timed to put voter information at your fingertips just prior to ballots being mailed. The Chamber will also publish a voters guide as part of the March newsletter.
Click here to download the full version of the Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce February 2019 Newsletter.