One reason that the Jeffco budget may be cut is the loss of revenue caused by a two to one vote by the County Commissioners to eliminate the County portion of the Business Personal Property Tax. To …
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One reason that the Jeffco budget may be cut is the loss of revenue caused by a two to one vote by the County Commissioners to eliminate the County portion of the Business Personal Property Tax. To justify the revenue cut supporters reported that the majority of the savings would go to small businesses when, in fact, most would go to the biggest businesses.A share of the eliminated tax revenue has gone to cities like Golden. If the reduced revenue requires budget cuts a good place to start is to stop payments to the Jefferson Parkway Public Highway Authority that has spent millions of taxpayer dollars on the proposed high speed freeway through North Jeffco from SH-93 north of Golden to SH-123 south of Interlocken (first phase). They will never get a private investor as partner because CDOT and DRCOG have said that the project will not get State or Federal funds as did E-470 and the NW Parkway. Planned improvements to the free roads in North Jeffco are already being made, making the unaffordable Parkway unnecessary.Dick Sugg,Golden
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