BRIGHTON EDC EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE ANNOUNCES BALLOT INITIATIVE STANCES


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (October 22, 2018)

Media Contact:

Regina Martel

Economic Development Specialist

303-655-2020

Brighton, CO – The Brighton Economic Development Corporation Executive Committee has agreed to positions on the following ballot initiatives for the 2018 midterm elections:

Support

  • Proposition 110 – Let’s Go Colorado. A transportation bond and sales tax increase initiative to authorize $6 billion in bonds to fund transportation projects, establish the Transportation Revenue Anticipation Notes Citizen Oversight Committee, and raise the state sales tax rate by .62 percent for 20 years.

Oppose

  • Amendment 74 – The compensation to owners for decreased property value due to state regulation initiative.

  • Proposition 112 – The minimum distance requirements of 2,500 feet from occupied building and other areas for new oil, gas, and fracking projects initiative.

“On behalf of the Executive Committee of the Brighton Economic Development Corporation, we believe it is imperative to take a stance on initiatives that can affect businesses and smart growth. The decisions taken were collectively decided to support those we serve and represent,” said Valerie Escatel, Chair of the Brighton EDC Executive Committee.

As a reminder, the deadline to register online is Monday, October 29th and if you miss that deadline you not received a ballot by mail but you can still vote in person at a voter service and polling center. You can also register and vote on Election Day. Learn more at the Secretary of State’s website.

About the Brighton EDC

Brighton Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) is a 501c (6) Colorado non-profit organization serving the Greater Brighton Area. BEDC is the primary agent for economic development services. BEDC offers relocation, retention and expansion assistance and support to businesses. BEDC works to expand and diversify the local tax base by facilitating the creation of quality jobs and the attraction of retail development. BEDC encourages responsible, diverse growth and development that enhances Brighton’s quality of life as a desirable place to live, work, learn and play.

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