‘Yes on Measure C
Most residents of Grand Junction saw no mention of Measure C on their Grand Junction Municipal Election ballot this year. The only ones who vote on it are people who live, own property or lease property within the boundaries of the Downtown Development Authority.
But Measure C is important, nonetheless. It would allow the DDA board to continue to have the ability to issue debt for downtown improvement projects, such as the Main Street Uplift now under way, or recent improvements on Seventh Street and Colorado Avenue.
It does not increase taxes, but it continues the authority the DDA has now. If Measure C fails, “The DDA cannot continue to operate under the state statute for large-scale projects without this bonding authority,” a fact sheet from the organization explains.
We haven’t agreed with every aspect of every project that the DDA has undertaken. We doubt that most people have. But we believe the DDA has engaged in important work that has substantially improved the face and economy of downtown Grand Junction.
And, for the record, The Daily Sentinel is within the DDA boundaries and pays property taxes to the district.
We urge a “Yes” vote on Measure C.