August 5, 2021
General News

40 years later, county to build community halls | Politics

Promises made, promises not kept … for 40 years.

That’s what happened to Mesa County voters when they approved a sales tax rate in 1981.

In the ensuing years since then, revenues raised from that tax have gone to many of the things they were intended, save one: building community halls at select locations around the county.

That did happen eventually on Grand Mesa and in Gateway, but the other promised community halls faded into the community’s collective memory.

After years of behind-the-scene work to iron out some legal issues, and because the county is seeing windfalls in other revenues, the three-member Board of County Commissioners is ready to make good on that four-decade-old promise.

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