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Vote no to limit government

Dear Editor:If it is such a great thing to have home rule, why are there only two counties in the whole state that have it – Weld and Pitkin?Taxes will go up – make no mistake about it, there is no free lunch – to help pay for the three new positions created by this charter, two commissioners and a county manager, the required support staff and the added office space, or a new building.Why have we not heard how much the increase in the cost of government will be yearly? Four hundred thousand to $500,000 – maybe more with benefits.There are no limitations on power when power is liberally construed.Vote no if you want limited government. From the Charter: “The powers assumed for the County by the Charter shall be liberally construed, and shall include all powers delegated and implied by law, to the end that, except as limited herein, the County shall have all powers necessary or convenient for the conduct of County affairs.”Dictionary definition of liberal: bountiful, generous. This will be the increase of power at the county level.Mark SkredeEl Jebel


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