Lets get the word out on the Larimer County Open Space Issue IA. Despite overwhelming popularity the initiative may be at risk because it is an off-year election. Additionally, there are some major misconceptions:
- The split for acquisition and restoration is being reduced from 70% to 35%
- The split for long term management and improvement is being increased from 15% to 50%
(15% is discretionary in both the old and new ballot initiatives.)
- 50% will go to Larimer County and cities and towns will get 50%
So, much less of the tax is going for new land, while a big increase is going to badly needed maintenance. I've been told that the land agency's maintenance crews will be decimated if the Open Space initiative does not pass. Overland is planning on getting out a strong message on this.
The link to the Open Space website is http://www.
The 3 day Cross of the North Weekend is all wrapped up and by all accounts was a huge success. 1147 racers competed in categories from first time Citizens to professionals who have competed in the World Championships and the Olympics.
Racer Shots: (multiple photographers from all three days): http://bit.ly/1w0eaAp
Jason Gugelman did a hot lap on one of the 3 Cross of the North Courses on Wednesday. Obviously things have changed a bit with the deluge we received yesterday.