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If residents want golf course, the funding will pass

Dear Editor,

After reading Mary Steinbrecher’s “My Side” article, I would like to comment.

The Taxpayers Bill of Rights (Tabor amendment) requires a vote to sell city bonds. Calling bonds “Certificates of Participation” (COPs) is simply a play on words that allows the city to avoid a vote on long-term debt.

COPs are legal, but are they ethical and moral? Should the city be using legal loopholes to get around the letter of the state Constitution? This is up to the each voter to determine.

If “citizens and consultants recommended the revival of the golf courses on Wulfsohn Ranch” (now called Glenwood Meadows), why are some members of City Council and some community members so opposed to a public vote?

If the citizens want the golf course, they will pass the bond issue. If they do not want the golf course, the bond issue will fail.

Where are the studies that show that the proposed golf course will make a profit? What are the income and expense projections for the proposed golf course? What will it cost local residents to play golf on the proposed course? These and other questions need answers!

If the city has “excess revenues,” either refund that money to the citizens or spend the funds on projects that will benefit the entire community, not just special interest groups.

If these issues concern you, attend the City Council meeting Aug. 7, and make your opinions heard and counted.

Joe O’Donnell

Glenwood Springs

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