No changes for county commission elections

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

DENVER (AP) -- A bill that would change the way county commissioners are elected in Colorado has died in the state Senate.

The bill would have let voters in small counties choose to elect their commissioners by district rather than countywide.

According to the Durango Herald, county commissioners opposed the measure over worries that if they were elected by district, it would be harder for them to govern for the benefit of the whole county.

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  • by Disgusted Location: Ritterville on Mar 20, 2012 at 09:02 AM
    No one in The Peoples Republic of Mesa County can complain. A few years back we had a chance to go up to 5 county commissioners and break the "tyranny of two." However, the cost of 3 more commissioners was too much for the voters. Look at all the money that has been "saved" by continuing to let the current system grind on. Good job Mesa County voters and way to let "the good ol boy network" continue to exist.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 20, 2012 at 07:34 AM
    Yes, this way big city can run rough-shot over the smaller towns in the county. Why should places like Fruitvale or Mack matter? The money should be used in Grand Junction, Redlands and Fruita. We control you as always, get to the back of the line.
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