City Council Luncheon

After hearing from all the candidates on Friday March 15th, 2019, we believe the future of Grand Junction and of the Grand Valley rests in the hands of Phillip Pe’a and Dennis Simpson. They share values, beliefs, and loyalty similar to the foundation of this great party. As City Council Elections are non-partisan, we hope to see equal representation of the people from the candidates whom you look to elect, and hope you elect with the future of the area in your mind. See you all April 2nd!

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    • Patricia Johns on March 17, 2019 at 4:25 pm

    Dear local Reipublicans, I am an unafilliated voter who selects candidates regardless of party. However the decision to promote a no vote on issue 2C is very worrying to me. This is an issue that supports families. It is not just an amenity that few people will use, it is a resource that will bring new residents, including families, to the area.
    I am disappointed as I had hoped that there would be a better understanding ofOhow the community center would improve the quality of life in the valley, spur economic development and even support entrepreneurs. One only has to look at the Bakers Boutique, next to another Grand Junction Park. If you have ever seen what happens after a youth soccer game or a pickle ball game, you could see young and old at ice cream shops and coffee shops.

    1. Patricia,
      The issue is not in the Community Center itself, but with how it is being put together. This is not the time to be building a leisure center when there are infrastructure needs throughout the valley. Older people may retire here because we have a community center, but how does that add growing wealth to our communities? How does that ensure families can afford all these activities? This is an issue of jealousy, not economics.

      • Janis Bourassa on March 26, 2019 at 9:07 pm

      Patricia, would you put $79 million dollars into an investment that the maximum repayment value could be $150 million? There is no sunset clause on this tax, so it will go on and on way after the center is paid off. The responsible fiscal way to do this is to save up most of the money and then building instead of instant gratification and spending almost twice as much. Also this is not a free center, there will be daily charges to use the center, I have heard it could be as much as $8.00 a day, how is this supposed to help seniors and low income families? Some of our current fitness centers start as low as $10 month. What about the seniors on a limited income and the lower income and lower income families having to spend an extra 3.9 cents per $10.00 for city tax? There has to be a better way to get a rec center. Also $79 million dollars is an astronomical amount, are we building the Taj Mahal?

    • Janis Bourassa on March 26, 2019 at 8:39 pm

    I am totally frustrated that every time I vote I have too look all over the internet to find out if the person’s running for office are Republican or Democrat. As a voter I like to be informed, and as a Republican I want a conservative in office. As voters we are not given the whole picture, this is so wrong. We need to get the City Charter changed. I want a petition circulated to change the ballots to add what party the candidates are affiliated with.

    1. Janis,
      We do not see this changing for the foreseeable future due to the demographic of the city. Hence why we have taken it upon ourselves this year to run a radio ad, and post on our social media and website about who the candidates are which we support as republicans.

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