Why Courtney Holm and Jeff Layman – Need to be your next County Commissioners

by Clayton Moore

Courtney-Holm-1It’s a question of setting PRIORITIES for Eagle County – is the #1 reason Courtney Holm and Jeff Layman should be elected as your next Eagle County Commissioners.

Both Jeff and Courtney have committed (read: first) to putting the question of the REPEAL of the County’s Open Space Tax – back on your County Ballot.

Engaging our Community’s discussion – across all Taxing Authorities – to lead that discussion of Priorities and then on to your County Ballot – isJeff-Layman what this Commissioner election is all about.

Their opponents, (in particular – Jon Stavney – photo below) has made it perfectly clear – he’s against letting Eagle County Voters – vote for the Repeal of the Open Space Tax.

Jon Stavney has made it clear to our Community what his “personal agenda” is.

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County voters in both Gypsum, the Eagle River Fire Protection District and the Basalt & Rural Fire Protection District – are being asked this November for a Property Tax increase – at the same time Stavney – has steadfastly refused to put the question of the Repeal of the County’s Open Space Tax on your Ballot.

It’s time to ask yourself, Eagle County Voter – what’s YOUR PRIORITY?

Is paying Taxes for Open Space more important to you – then paying Taxes for adequate Fire Protection?  What about your child’s Public School Education?  Does paying an Open Space Tax (in a County that is already 70%+ open space) – trump your child’s education?

It’s time for Eagle County to elect new Leadership – that will reach out to these other Taxing Authorities and discuss just what our Community Priorities are – then let you the Voter – use your Ballot to set them.

FACTOID:  Jon Stavney’s Property Tax paying residence is NOT in either the Gypsum Fire Protection District, the Eagle River Fire Protection District nor the Basalt & Rural Fire Protection District.

FACTOID:  In November 2010 – Jon Stavney did approve the County-wide Ballot about the Question of requesting/approving – Extending his own County Commissioner Term Limits.

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Stavney’s Campaign Contributions:  From the Colorado Secretary of State’s – Public Record web site – Candidate Jon Stavney’s reported Campaign Contributions from (22JUL-11OCT2012).  For a Commissioner that has been on the Job for 3 1/2 years these contributions seem to the ECT folks to be ‘remarkably thin’ once the Land Trust employees and local Fly Fishing companies are subtracted from Stavney’s list.  (Click Here)

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