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COPs just a way to get around TABOR

Dear Editor,

In 1992, voters in Colorado supported the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights (TABOR). Now we are hurting from Tabor because there are cash flow problems in most government pots.

What caused voters to support an amendment that requires a public vote for government spending? Why did voters so readily support tying the hands of our government entities by asking them to get the public’s approval before spending large amounts of state, county and city tax monies?

Could the reason possibly be represented in what City Council of Glenwood Springs is proposing to do without voter approval, i.e., build a $12 million golf course using Certificates of Participation, the current method used to get around TABOR?

I realize this is simplifying the issues to make a point; I just hope that our City Council thinks about the ramifications of ramrodding the public without giving them the opportunity to vote on such a large expenditure.

If you have an opinion concerning our City Council building a $12 million golf course without getting a public vote approving this expenditure, come voice your opinion at the City Council meeting on Aug. 7.

Susan Burleigh

Glenwood Springs

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