A big vision for fairgrounds

Events center, expo hall discussed

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I hope to make it to the additional public meetings.

Personally, I think it is a good idea to find additional ways to use the Fairgrounds, especially if it would make it possible for them to remain a community facillity that is self supporting through events. I am so frustrated to have to miss this meeting. I look forward to hearing more about these proposals.

Ms. Rowland, you did not seem to be concerned about any “money pit” problem when you voted to spend over $800,000 to improve the equestrian area a couple of years ago, why the change now. I am sure many groups and “special interests” were eager to chime in with opinions favorable to the projects being proposed. What do they stand to lose? Nothing at all of course, as they would have NO investment in it at all. It will be the saps (taxpayers) who believe the garbage being spewed by those with a vested interest in the project. It is those same saps who will foot the bill for the 160 to 190 new jobs, which surely will include very generous benefits forever.

You can bet there will be no discussion of the real reason for doing this because they know that it would never get past the voters and taxpayers if the truth were known. The commissioners were polled about the race track/casino possibility earlier and at least 2 of them agreed to vote for it. The law as it was proposed last year had the clause that allowed 2/3 of the governing board to make the decision WITHOUT the consent of the voters. That bill did not come out of committee before the session ended, but you can bet that it will be brought up again as soon as possible.

Yes, sir, build it up, make it a real asset at taxpayer expense, then sell it off for track and casino.  Mr. Seymour (Arapahoe Park Race Track owner) should have to pay for any and all improvements he wants done AFTER he takes over the property.

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