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Eagle River fire district opposes ballot issues

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Vail, CO Colorado

AVON, Colorado – The Eagle River Fire Protection District board of directors unanimously signed a resolution in opposition to three ballot issues that will go before voters in the November election. The district board is calling on Eagle County voters to vote “no” on all three issues.

“If any or all of these ill-framed measures pass voter approval on Nov. 2, our district will suffer substantial revenue reductions, and our ability to function effectively and provide a basic level of service will be impaired,” said district manager Charlie Moore. “Amendment 60 alone would mean a loss of $1.4 million. If that were to happen, the public should expect the closure of at least two fire stations; that amount pays for about 20 firefighters in our district.”

Amendment 60 seeks to change the laws related to property taxes. Amendment 61 prohibits state government entities from borrowing capital. Proposition 101 reduces vehicle ownership taxes and caps 911 fees. The proposals target all units of government, but locally funded special districts would especially be impacted, district officials say.

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