Joe Gallegos: ‘Appease everyone’

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To the editor:

It seems like the voters who voted for the Moffat County Public Safety Center, and the taxpayers who are footing the bill, are being left out of this battle between the Craig City Council and Moffat County over who gets what and for how much.

Wouldn’t it benefit everyone if the safety center was kept as is, and the city therefore wouldn’t build a new building?

The taxpayers are paying for everything, so why have two buildings, with the large one having a vacancy in it? Who would they put in there to fill that vacancy? No one, so they lose income while it sits empty.

The city is going to pay for space and upkeep of the space, regardless of where it might be. Why is the county so adamant about the cost the city should pay it, when it stands a chance of losing revenue from the city if the city moves out?

If that happens, the taxpayers will pay for two buildings, the county will have an empty space with no money coming in, and the city will still have to pay for its room and board, regardless of where it is.

Why not appease everyone and keep the status as it is? After all, it was the voters who wanted the combined safety center. The combined safety center is about to be broken up, and if the Colorado State Patrol should also happen to move out, we could then call it the Moffat County Sheriff’s Office. With lots of empty space.

Communication will also suffer. All that was done to make it possible to have all the policing entities together for better communications will be for not.

I could be wrong. I am not a politician. I do not have a degree in psychology.

Joe Gallegos

Comments

onewhocares 4 years ago

You said it perfectly Joe. For once the Commissioners need to do what is right for the people of this County and not for themselves. Of course it would benefit the taxpayers not to have another building to maintain, and like Mr. Gallegos said, WE voted on the Safety Center. Take the cities asking price & use the proceeds from your gas & oil leases to make up the difference. It's not that hard. There are more important things to worry about.

Doesn't it seem obvious, quick communication & coordination between the agencies is more important than a few more bucks the county can make from the city?

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als362 4 years ago

I must also agree. There is no way the city will erect another building for the selling price that was quoted. The city just needs to buck up and pay what they owe and quit arguing about it.

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