Second ballot question will address jurisdiction
VAIL ” A second question on the Vail municipal election ballot Nov. 8 addresses a housekeeping measure that seeks to amend the Vail Town Charter.
The measure would limit the town’s municipal court jurisdiction on matters such as zoning and land-use appeals.
If approved, those appeals would continue to be handled in Eagle County District Court. The municipal court would be limited to handling matters such as criminal cases.
A recent decision by the Colorado Supreme Court requires that home rule cities such as Vail use municipal courts to handle matters such as zoning and land-use appeals.
Another question on the ballot asks voters to consider up to 1.5 percent in additional lodging taxes to fund the proposed Vail conference center.
Vail voters will also consider Town Council candidates. Nine people are contending for four open seats.
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