by fans of Rasmussen, Gallup and Quinnipiac
County Commissioners – Sara, Peter and Jon! The Evidence is clear – Eagle County wants the opportunity to REPEAL the County’s Open Space Tax – this coming November.
Because Eagle County (is not) a Home Rule Colorado County – your elected County Commissioners must agree to put this question on this November’s Ballot. Keep in mind this same group of Commissioners – put on your last November ballot – the question to allow THEMSELVES an extension to their own TERM LIMITS. They lost that question. Term limits for County Commissioner still set at two consecutive, four-year terms.
The cost of a single Ballot question? To this end – an ECT contributor called Eagle County Clerk and Recorder – Teak Simonton to determine – what real cost to the EC Taxpayer – would be by putting this question on November’s County wide Ballot. NEGLIGIBLE was the cost answer. Clerk Simonton said she expects this November’s ballot to be no longer than one page – probably nothing printed on the back of this November’s (off-year) election.
Cost – it turns out is not a reasonable objection to putting it on our Ballot.
Politics it turns out – probably will be. Eagle County Commissioner Sara Fisher has been a strong proponent of “cowboy welfare” having voted YES every chance she got to give (already wealthy Ranchers) millions more of your tax money. Tax money for these so-called “conservation easements” on land in Eagle County – land the ECT will point out – you can’t easily find, use or reasonably access. The Bair and Gates Ranch Open Space purchases are prime examples – of (now term limited) Commissioner Fisher’s – yes votes.
The ECT’s Poll from last week PROVES that the majority of taxpaying voters want the opportunity to repeal that open space tax – this November. Turns out even if our Poll results were off by 20% – that still leaves a 60-40 percentage of voters who want the chance to repeal the Open Space Tax, Commissioners!
The ECT’s screen shot above shows the latest results of our ECT weekly blast email. Yes, the ECT is safely delivered (confirmed) to 4,886 Eagle County Email inboxes, each week. This doesn’t count the folks that read the ECT from Facebook links, Twitter and shared email links…
You can help support this Ballot effort – just by (Clicking Here) the ECT gang has set up a simple email for you to send to your County Commissioners today!
It’s time to ask yourself – do we have a County Government – “of the people, by the people and for the people?” or do we have a County Government of “special interests”?
What’s printed on this November’s Ballot – will answer those questions for you…