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Silverthorne Economic Development Committee urges ‘no’ vote on Silverthorne ballot question

Edward O'Brien - Chair, James Beltzer - Vice Chair, Jim Aiken, Curt Krampert, Chris Carran, Michael Shamba

The Silverthorne Economic Development Advisory Committee (EDAC), an 11-member citizen advisory committee tasked with providing recommendations for a sustainable Silverthorne economy, unanimously urges Silverthorne voters to vote “no” on Ballot Question 1.

> Eminent domain is a tool that is used very rarely, requires fair market compensation, and can only be used for a public benefit as determined by a court of law.

> It is a tool that has been used by local governments around the county and the state in support of valuable projects that bring a public benefit to their communities.

>This tool has enabled valuable local projects to be built, including a college campus, an affordable housing development, an elementary school, a child care facility, and local roadway improvements.

> If passed, Ballot Question 1 will effectively remove a valuable tool from Silverthorne’s economic and community building toolbox, and stifle the town’s future economic development potential.

EDAC urges you to vote “no” on Ballot Question 1.


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