Thursday, July 12, 2018

Commissioners to host town hall to receive input on exempting state grants from TABOR cap

The Board of Mesa County Commissioners. From left to right: Commissioner John Justman, Commissioner Rose Pugliese and Commissioner Scott McInnis. 

Give input and express your priorities with your county commissioners

Residents are invited to learn more about the Mesa County Commissioners’ proposed ballot question to exempt state grants from the revenue and spending limitations of the Taxpayer's Bill of Rights (TABOR) at a town hall meeting Tuesday, July 17, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Old Courthouse, 544 Rood Ave., public hearing room on the second floor.

“The commissioners are considering a ballot question to exempt state grants from our TABOR cap, without increasing any taxes. Most of our state grants are for infrastructure projects, so this actually grows the private sector; not county government, which should be limited," Mesa County Commissioner Rose Pugliese said.


Pugliese also said, “This would include pass-through grants for our nonprofits like Mind Springs. If we continue to turn away grants, our taxpayer money will continue to go to the state and be used in other communities for their projects.”


“I believe it is time to bring Mesa County taxpayer money home to work for Mesa County residents,” Pugliese added.

Town hall meeting:
Tuesday, July 17, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Old Courthouse, 544 Rood Ave., public hearing room on the second floor.

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