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Do you worry about Public Safety?

Posted: April 12, 2019 by Lisa M. Fulmer

3 years ago, Coldwell Banker Commercial joined with Grand Junction Economic Planning to discuss the future growth of Grand Junction. Among the topics, was of course, Public Safety. Through the efforts of CBC and GJEP, we have supported the growth of public services with meetings and discussions about how to make the Community feel safe. We are very excited with the Residential as well as Commercial growth our City is now experiencing. This is Great news for Grand Junction!

With this growth comes the need for appropriately staffed Police and Fire departments. 2-B First Responder Tax has been supported by voters to allow the much-needed funds for additions at Police, fire and emergency service agencies across the city.

This tax increase will fund 31 new positions at the department — 18 new sworn officers and 13 additional civilian personnel. This increase will also allow a dedicated traffic team, Street Crimes Unit and full staffing of the School Resource Officer Program. The proceeds of 2-B will go to the construction of three new fire stations in growth areas of the city. The most recent fire station was built 15 years ago and 911 calls have doubled since then. The measure also raises funds to help staff the new stations and will decrease response times to less than five minutes.

Moving forward, our focus is to educate the Community on the extreme importance of Transportation and Road projects that were not funded. This includes Roadway expansion, improvements on City streets and Interstates, widening roads and adding parkways, also transitioning curb, gutter, sidewalks, street lighting, bike lanes and turn lanes to handle the increased traffic loads. These projects would increase capacity for neighborhoods throughout the City of Grand Junction and would improve mobility between all areas of the city and the downtown core.

We as a Community should be proud of our accomplishments. We can’t stop educating, planning, implementing and improving, our success as a City depends upon it.

Athena Tucker
Coldwell Banker Prime Properties

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