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Facing the consequences of Measure 2C's Failure

The Mesa County Democrats are committed to building a great place to live in Mesa County, where our young people, families, and seniors have the lifestyle resources they need to grow up strong and stay fit and healthy. We believe that investments in community resources, like the Orchard Mesa Pool, strengthen the fabric and quality of local life. These investments are powerful ways to diversify our economy, attract new businesses and talent, and positively tackle issues like mental health, senior isolation and family well-being.

Our organization is tremendously proud of the bipartisan work of hundreds of community center campaign volunteers that brought Measure 2C close to passage in 2019. As the discussion of the potential closure of the Orchard Mesa Pool continues, our community is struggling with the consequences of Measure 2C's failure. Grand Junction is ready to take the necessary steps to better our community. It is our belief that the city needs to reintroduce the Community Center to the ballot.

The pressing need for now, however, requires that local leaders step up and work together quickly to solve the maintenance pool funding problem. As the city, county and school districts struggle with ongoing challenges, a common vision for the valley on this and other important issues is sadly missing. Due to partisan ideology overriding the needs and desires of most citizens, cooperation on many big problems is lacking. We call on all leaders to put down their egos and work for the common good on this issue.

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