Price did concern open space committee
Vail, CO, Colorado
You make the following statement in your editorial (“All good but price of preserving Col orado River Ranch”), which I think is somewhat misleading: ” Indeed, the open space advisory committee unanimously recommended the county com missioners approve contributing $5.7 million out of the open space fund toward buying the devel-opment rights to the land and thereby preserving it.”
We had many discussions on this when we were reviewing the CRR, and what the OSAC approved was that the property met the criteria for open space funding and was a worthy candi date for the commissioners to fund.
Our discussions made it perfectly clear that we were not recommending the level of funding in any way. In fact, many, if not most, members felt the cost was high, but at present, our authority does not extend to making a recommendation on the amount of funding the commissioners should consider.
Editor’s note: Yes, squeezing in the price with the committee’s unanimous vote in that sentence did not take into account some members’ discomfort with the price.
A survey showed a good bit of support for local government action to bolster workforce housing in town. For now though, that support stops at supporting a new tax for funding.