by Clayton Moore
If you’re still wondering how a Ballot Issue (1A) is going to promote more “Affordable Housing” here in Eagle County (by Raising Taxes even higher)…the ECT this week – will ask you to consider ANOTHER FACT about Ballot Issue – (1A). Per the highlighted Ballot Language below…some of this proposed new Tax Money – can be used to “Acquire Land for Future Housing Units”.
HEY! WAIT A MINUTE HERE!
Doesn’t Eagle County (already) have a Tax – an “Open Space” Tax – uniquely designed to take Millions of your Tax Money – for the sole purpose of removing Developable Land off the Market – to be permanently used as Eagle County “Open Space”?
Fact is: Eagle County Employee (Toby Sprunk) is Eagle County’s “Open Space” Director at over $100K/year! (Click Here). Toby isn’t going anywhere as far as the ECT knows – and neither is Toby’s “Open Space Tax” you’re already paying! Regardless if (1A) passes or not – you’re going to keep paying Taxes for more Eagle County “Open Space”.
Does this (1A) Ballot Issue make any sense to you – Eagle County Taxpayer? Pay an existing Tax for more “Open Space” at the same time – you’re being asked to pay a NEW TAX designed to buy land – to put Affordable Housing on it? Honestly, who thinks is is a good idea? Rod Serling? Seriously, the ECT is only asking Eagle County voters to THINK ABOUT what you are being asked to pay for.
ECT’s Advice: Don’t be a “Dummy”. Understand what you’re being asked to Vote and then Pay for. Read the Ballot Language.