GJ keeps taxes exempt from TABOR

Grand Junction will continue to exclude a 0.75 percent sales tax, and the city’s less than 1/3 of 1 percent portion from Mesa County’s sales tax, from limits set by the…




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It is likely most people didn’t know the county or city were excluding part of taxes from tabor much less miss the cash.  However, had the school district or other entity done something similar I can just see and hear the public up in arms about ethics and embezzling public funds.

Obviously our political leaders cannot lead the public into a common sense vote of over-riding Tabor by de-brucing like most prudent voters in 49 of 64 other Colorado counties.

It is still the thought of keeping the public in the dark, like previous county commissioners who can’t remember, or the right thing to do such as the city council in voting publicly to keep our money yet without a vote of the people.

It isn’t about the percentages and funds, it is about leadership and keeping ethics on the up and up!

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