Repeal the Gallagher Amendment |

Repeal the Gallagher Amendment

Amendment B was referred to the ballot by the Colorado legislature with strong bipartisan support. It would repeal the Gallagher Amendment (which was added to the Colorado Constitution in 1982). Gallager penalizes rural schools, hospitals and fire departments and forces our local small businesses to shoulder an increasing share of property taxes.

Colorado currently has one of the lowest residential property tax rates in the country and passing Amendment B freezes the residential property tax rates at their current levels. This means that the current residential property tax rate will remain in place for homeowners and the only way the rate can increase is by a vote of the people.

I strongly encourage you vote yes on Amendment B.

Jon Warnick


Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Aspen and Snowmass Village make the Aspen Times’ work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.

For tax deductible donations, click here.

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User

Letter to the Editor

Aspen, the HPC and its magic wand


Once in a beautiful town called Aspen, there was an historic cabin owned by iconic Aspen Times columnist Su Lum. For years Su lived there, caring for her home and gardens on her lovely little…

See more