Grand Junction Rec Center Update

A new tax will be introduced on the 2023 ballot that may potentially increase marijuana tax and sales tax in order to build a new recreation center.
Published: Nov. 19, 2022 at 9:29 PM MST
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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) - We told you how the City of Grand Junction approved a rec center plan costing an estimated $70 million.

The council voted six to one to adopt the plan. The community center would be built at Matchett Park. It will be funded by a cannabis tax and a sales tax increase of 0.15 percent. The increase would be less than half of what voters turned down in 2019, 0.39 percent.

A community member says it’s a small price to pay for a center that is much needed.

“I think it will benefit the community quite a bit. There’s not really a point of gathering that anyone can go to do sports and go swimming; just gather around and have a sense of community,” said Hannah Scheef. “Every time you want to go anywhere, you have to travel to Fruita or Orchard Mesa to go to a rec center. So it will be nice, and I think it’s just a small price to pay for that sense of community.

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