Thank you Voters!
A Historic Election for Larimer County Open Spaces
The voters have spoken, well perhaps, demanded, that the Help Preserve Open Spaces sales tax continue. On behalf of Larimer County Natural Resources I’d like to thank voters for their overwhelming support of the County Open Lands and local Natural Areas programs.
This historic endorsement is a measure of these programs amazing success over the past 18 years and truly was a phenomenal team effort between citizens, elected officials, and agency staff. The election reaffirms the vision set forth by the citizen’s group, Help Preserve Open Spaces, who enthusiastically championed the measure in this and previous elections. Their tireless efforts have positioned open space protection as a basic service of local municipalities similar to water and electricity. We also appreciate the vote of confidence of the County Commissioners who placed the extension on the ballot and affirmed their support by calling it a ‘no brainer.’ Clearly the citizens agree.
An 82% “approval rating” from voters is tough to beat but I guarantee that my staff and the supporters of these programs will continue to excel in land conservation and outdoor recreation management. We are poised to add acreage to the existing system with a nearly completed update to the Open Lands Master Plan and updated conservation priority areas.
We accept your support and trust and take our responsibility seriously, promising the continuation of conservation, protection and enjoyment of rivers and streams, wildlife habitat, open space, regional parks and working farms and ranches.
The future of open space in Larimer County is brighter than ever thanks to Larimer County voters.
Larimer County Natural Resources