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Vail Daily letter: ‘Yes’ on 1B

Without raising taxes, 1B will continue to protect water quality in our rivers; continue to conserve open space; continue to provide public access points to rivers; enable Eagle County to complete the Eagle Valley Trail paved path from Vail Pass to Glenwood in a fraction of the current timeline; and help support our soft trails effort valleywide.

We have hundreds of miles of multi-use soft trails in Eagle County, on county and federal lands. Stewardship of these trails is extraordinarily difficult. Local nonprofits have done amazing work finding creative ways to leverage tiny budgets, form partnerships with federal land managers and utilize volunteer efforts to maintain existing trails and build new, environmentally responsible connections throughout the valley. 1B will provide a more sustainable means for enabling us to maintain trails so that residents and visitors alike can take part in the amazing outdoor experiences that Eagle County has to offer for generations to come.

A "yes" vote on 1B to extend and broaden the existing open space tax ensures that the exceptional quality of life we enjoy in Eagle County remains a top priority.

Amy Cassidy