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Ideas wanted for saving $

Anybody who’s ever had a great idea on how governments can save money – or put another way – stop wasting money, now has a chance to be heard.

The Northwest Colorado Council of Governments is holding the second in a series of meetings tonight designed to generate ideas for saving taxpayers’ money.

It starts at 7 p.m. in the Buffalo Mountain meeting room in the County Commons building near Frisco.

Some of the ideas voiced so far include one entity to provide vehicle maintenance and another to take care of all ball fields, parks, open space and schoolyard facilities.

Here are two of our ideas – unified fire protection and unified law enforcement. Unifying law enforcement would likely be the most fraught with politics, as different communities like different styles of police work.

Ideas are promised a full airing before the local elected officials.

While the danger is the best ideas may make so much sense they fall to floor with a thud, it’s commendable that somebody is asking for them.

Opinions published in this space are formulated by members of the Summit Daily News editorial board: Michael Bennett, Jim Pokrandt, Jason Starr, Rachel Toth, Reid Williams, Aidan Leonard, Shauna Farnell and Martha Lunsky.


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