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When the mill levy is proposed for the ballot, it can contain a clause that it is only for 5 years (or whatever timeframe is suggested), and then the mill levy has a "sunset clause" or end date. Then, if the group wants another mill levy, they would have to propose another one for the ballot, and the voters can either vote it in or vote it out. We can also do a proposal to remove a mill levy. We shouldn't give any group a "free ride" forever. A sunset clause would make sure that mill levies be under constant review by the taxpayers. Isn't that a novel idea in Moffat County/Craig?
This is why we should have a "sunset clause" on mill levies. If we had done that, then when the sunset clause kicked in, it would allow us to decide if we wanted to vote in another mill levy or let it end. There is not a check and balance under our current mill levies. Time for change.
Both of you are right on top of this!
The director of the Chambers says this is actually the Annual Meeting of the Chamber, but it as grown to include other presentations from the City and County, and others. Does this mean that past dinners and presentations were in violation of the Sunshine Laws? There needs to be some clarification.
This part of the Sunshine Law --
The Colorado Sunshine Law generally requires that any state or local governmental body that meets to discuss public business or to take formal action do so in meetings that are open to the public. Under the law (§ 24-6-402, C.R.S.), "meeting" refers to any kind of gathering,
convened to discuss public business, whether in person, by telephone, electronically, or by other means of communication. Electronic mail messages can be considered "meetings" under the statute. The statute does not apply to chance meetings or social occasions where
public business is not the central purpose of the meeting.
It came across the radio -- loud and clear
I think jalana was pulling our chains with biting wit or sarcasm. s
Is the Chief reporting to the Craig Police Department or to City Council? The letter should have been from the Council and I bet it was a soft one too. This article is already going across the internet probably making Craig PD look a little foolish.
Don't forget the Hospital will cost about 100 Million with all the interest and etc. over the period of the loan. Interesting how things change when there is an opportunity to learn what can be done to help reduce the costs. It would be good to have someone outside look at this with "new eyes".
Let us see, why is it the Chamber does not have to follow any of the rules of any other group who receives dollars from MCTA. There are too many years of ongoing problems originating from the Chamber’s latest director. It is sad but it is part of the politics in Craig America. Conflict of Interest in Moffat County and Craig is preposterous. And as long as everyone keeps silent, nothing will ever change for the better. No wonder all of the businesses are not Chamber Members. Maybe the U.S. Chamber of Commerce should start asking those types of questions.
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