Golden Real Estate endorses the efforts of the “Jeffco5 Grassroots” committee to increase the Board of County Commissioners from three to five commissioners and to have them elected by district instead of at large.
The current arrangement where the three commissioners each represent one-third of the county but are elected by all county residents reduces the representation of every section of the county. The issues important to areas of the county — whether they be cities or unincorporated areas, including the foothills — are easily disregarded by “their” commissioner. Wouldn’t it be better to have each commissioner representing — and elected by — 100,000 people instead of a half million people?
The commissioners could have voted to put this question on the November 2014 ballot but, except for Casey Tighe, refused to do so. Join Commissioner Tighe in signing the petition, which is available at our office at 17695 S. Golden Road. Better yet, pick up a petition form to circulate in your subdivision or in front of a supermarket.
For more details, visit www.Jeffco5.com.