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Re: Jefferson County Open Space fee

Postby TallGrass » Sat Feb 09, 2013 8:51 pm

Given the reasons stated, why not make the petition just to charge BoCo at JeffCo sites, versus going BoCo on every other county too?
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Re: Jefferson County Open Space fee

Postby Lamb » Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:20 am

MountainHiker's post is spot on... We already payed/are paying for it, it sounds like double dipping. I understand the idea is to charge non residents of Jeffco, but I would bet that if you are taking advantage of the open space you are paying Jeffco sales tax somehow/somewhere. Plus how long before "non residents" is changed to "all" and will they still call it "open space?"
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Re: Jefferson County Open Space fee

Postby Derek » Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:00 am

All I can say is that as a Denver country resident who uses the Jeff Co Open Space VERY often, and live 6 blocks from the Jeff Co border, and do ALL my shopping in Jefferson county, I wouldn't be very happy if I had to pay. Maybe I'm just selfish.
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Re: Jefferson County Open Space fee

Postby ajkagy » Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:38 am

Bean wrote:Make it Boulder residents only and I'll sign on.


lol, there are actually tons of Boulder county residents that use Jeff CO trails
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Re: Jefferson County Open Space fee

Postby mountaingoat-G » Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:38 pm

Just to clarify: it doesn't look like this proppsal is coming from Jeffco OSAC at all, it's a petition from a Jeffco citizen to have OSAC consider implimenting a fee. I don't think this will go anywhere.....
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Re: Jefferson County Open Space fee

Postby Oman » Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:39 pm

This stuff is stupid. Next up: A special fee anytime anyone from the suburbs uses DIA, Red Rocks, Winter Park, the Cherry Creek bike path, or trauma/charity care at DGH. And, because it got such a big public subsidy, the Denver REI, too.
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Re: Jefferson County Open Space fee

Postby pills2619 » Tue Feb 12, 2013 2:35 pm

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Re: Jefferson County Open Space fee

Postby DaveSwink » Tue Feb 12, 2013 2:43 pm

Lamb wrote:and will they still call it "open space?"


Does open space mean open access, or undeveloped?
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Re: Jefferson County Open Space fee

Postby SurfNTurf » Tue Feb 12, 2013 2:50 pm

mountaingoat-G wrote:Just to clarify: it doesn't look like this proppsal is coming from Jeffco OSAC at all, it's a petition from a Jeffco citizen to have OSAC consider implimenting a fee. I don't think this will go anywhere.....


Just confirming that this is the case.
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