The Chamber Board of Directors has voted to support the following ballot initiatives:
- Public safety is key to a favorable business climate which is why the Chamber Board supports the .39% increase in the county sales tax to primarily support the work of the Mesa County Sherriff’s office and District Attorney’s office. It is unfortunate that we currently face shrinking revenues and a rising crime rate in Mesa County. This measure will help insure that law enforcement has the resources needed.
- School District 51 Bond Measure is an investment in infrastructure that is key for maintaining a learning environment that encourages student growth and development. Many buildings in the District are over 40 years old and the time to address their maintenance issues is now before they further deteriorate and costs to cure escalate.
- School District 51 Mill Levy Override. There simply are not enough dollars to support new textbooks and add learning days to the school calendar without additional funding. The District is committed to wise stewardship and has put a sunset on this measure to demonstrate that commitment.
Members are urged to vote in the upcoming election.
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