A small group of Town and County residents influenced the Town of Pagosa Springs to add Ballot Measure A to their April 8, 2014 ballot, asking Town voters to authorize an unnamed bonding company to issue up to $45 million in new municipal debt (including interest payments) for up to 25 years. The new debt would be dedicated to the construction and operation of a recreation center of an uncertain size, to be built by a big city contractor at an uncertain location — plus any other “associated recreation amenities” that Town Council might want to approve later.
Pagosa Springs cannot afford $27 million worth of bond interest payments sent to investment bankers who live elsewhere. We can’t afford to put our children in debt for 25 years.
PROPONENTS’ REC CENTER PLAN:
$45 million for 25 years. Generations of Debt. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE.
Big Profits for Big Bankers
$27 million in Interest Payments, $18 million in Construction Costs… sent out of our economy. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE.
Big Budget Gamble
How big a gamble? $500,000 “hole” in the Town’s annual budget? Or $1 million? No one knows. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE.
OUR PAGOSA PLAN:
Keep our money in our community and create Pagosa jobs for Pagosa workers. Invest in Downtown Revitalization. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE.
PAGOSA PARKS & TRAILS
Complete the Riverwalk, Town to Lakes Trail, River Restoration, Town Park & Reservoir Hill amenities. Smaller, more sensible Rec Center as Pagosa economy improves. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE.
PAGOSA STREETS & SERVICES
Repair and maintain Streets, Alleys and Sidewalks. Support for Police, Recreation Programs, Community Events. Lower Sewer Bills. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE.
We support Pagosa’s Future — not Bankers’ Profits.
PLEASE VOTE ‘NO’ ON BALLOT MEASURE A
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