Support Issue 1A

Supporting the proposed sales tax hike to fund public safety should be an easy call for most voters.

Crime is on the rise in Mesa County, but budgets for the Sheriff’s Office and the District Attorney’s Office have been slashed to the bone. Issue 1A will increase county sales tax by only 37 cents on a $100 purchase of non-staples. The $7 million that the tax hike is expected to raise won’t do much more than get the sheriff and the DA back to where they should be after years of recession-induced cuts.

But there are a lot of distractions standing between voters and an easy decision.


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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR »
    Email Letters: October 23, 2017

    Vote to put education at the forefront of our community’s future The Mesa County community has a great opportunity right now, as we consider measures 3A and … more

    Printed Letters: October 22, 2017

    I am writing to ask for and explain the importance of your support of ballot measures 3A and 3B. As the new superintendent of District 51, I have had the opportunity … more

    Email Letters: October 20, 2017

    Commissioner’s message regarding school system lacking in professionalism I came home today to a message on my phone that seems lacking in any kind of … more

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    You Said It, Oct. 22, 2017

    Just read about the school bus driver striking a pedestrian in Clifton. How in the world does a school bus driver think they hit a deer? Don’t they immediately … more

    You Said It, Oct. 15, 2017

    To the people griping about the air show: Get over it! It’s because of those fighter jets and pilots that you have the freedoms you have in this country. And … more

    You Said It, Oct. 8, 2017

    I see the signs all over town saying “It starts with our kids.” That actually is not true. It starts with the parents. If parents are not teaching their … more





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