City Council needs to discuss designee votes

Should a single member of the Grand Junction City Council be able to torpedo a majority decision of his colleagues? That’s almost what happened during a recent dust-up over cost estimates to develop Las Colonias Park.

As The Sentinel’s Mike Wiggins reported in Friday’s paper, bids to build an amphitheater in the riverfront park came in slightly over budget, prompting the Downtown Development Authority to consider yanking its $500,000 commitment to the park.


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    I would like to applaud The Sentinel for an informative series of articles on child abuse in Mesa County. While I knew we had a serious problem in the county, I was … more

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