In the face of near-constant reminders of just how unaffordable housing has become and corresponding fixes that rely in some form on subsidy, it’s refreshing to hear — alternatively — that a local government is reconsidering its land-use regulations.
Big change is afoot in the Gunnison community. And I’m not referring to the recent addition in our arsenal of fast food joints — although, sadly, my teenage kids would tell you that’s one of the most exciting developments they’ve seen in their home town.
The recent launch of a new school of engineering and computer science and the adoption of a simplified name are but the latest bold moves by Western Colorado University aimed at setting the Gunnison institution apart from competitive peers.
As I clambered my way up the trail recently, I passed two languishing young women. One of them regarded her sandwich with distaste. “I am going to toss this,” she said. “I know there is a squirrel who will appreciate it.”
Amendment 73 would increase annual income taxes in Colorado by $1.6 billion. Th ose tax dollars would go into a separate fund and be exempt from all limits under the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights — and they would not be available for any purpose other than PreK-12 education.