The following bonding projects have been identified for voters’ approval:
Improve safety and traffic congestion by constructing bridge and road improvements that may include South Bridge, South Midland Ave. and the 27th St. Sunlight Bridge.
Construction of a Riverwalk to include river access, parks, shoreline improvements and other infrastructure at the confluence of the Roaring Fork & Colorado Rivers.
Construction of the “Gateway to Glenwood Springs” with street scaping and other improvements to the 6th St. corridor – providing a needed entryway to our community.
All this will be done without an increase in the current tax. 70% of the tax is paid by non-Glenwood Springs residents.
There is widespread community support: Surveyed registered voters showed support for extending the current tax for 30 years. Tax collections will result in $4 million per year and because of extremely low interest rates we can bond for and begin to construct $53 million worth of projects now.
A group of citizens called “Community on the Move” is championing this tax renewal.
This fall Glenwood Springs voters will be asked to approve the renewal of the current one cent A&I (Acquisitions & Improvements) sales tax (2H) and to approve the City’s ability to bond and build essential projects that will improve safety, traffic congestion and make our community an even better place to live (2I).
Continued funding for the Center for the Arts and Glenwood Springs Historic Society are included in the tax and subject to annual appropriations.
Other worthwhile acquisition projects that may come up in the future can also be funded by this tax.