Little Big Government: November 21

By Roxann Elliott

This year’s election cycle refuses to die. The Boulder County Canvass Board, responsible for certifying the abstract of the votes, voted not to certify the mail-in votes due to concerns over signature verification. Hillary Hall, the county’s clerk and recorder, says the board’s decision is politically motivated.

Longmont must decide how to increase revenues for the public water utility. Currently, revenues are unable to meet operating costs, and  city staff are attempting to find ways to raise funds without spiking water rates. Suggestions include leasing water to oil and gas companies and selling bottled water.

On Nov. 18, Boulder County’s Board of Commissioners held a public hearing to discuss the 2015 county budget. The board will adopt an official budget, currently estimated at $416.8 million, on Dec. 11. The proposed revenue and expenditure budgets are available online.



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