The Mesa County Commissioners are considering dropping support for the Riverfront Trail jeopardizing the 26 year old project that nearly connects Palisade to Fruita while highlighting the unique river corridor along the Colorado River. The Riverfront Project is a citizen-driven idea, carried out by our government partners across the Valley. The small cost to our governments, creates more livable communities and the continued use of the trail provides great physical health and mental benefits.
Since 1997, our elected officials from Grand Junction, Mesa County, Fruita and Palisade have contributed financially to the operational expenses of the Riverfront Commission. Mesa County notified the Riverfront recently, that they will not be allocating funds for 2014. This represents a substantial problem for the continued success of the Riverfront Project.
Take Action in Support of the Trail
The Riverfront Commission will be meeting with the Board of County Commissioners on Wednesday, November 20 at 3pm. Consider showing your support for the Riverfront Trail by attending the meeting and commenting at the hearing.
Additionally, please consider contacting your Board of County Commissioners and letting them know you support the Riverfront Project and would like to see taxpayer money being spent on this effort.
Contact the Board of County Commissioners
Rose Pugliese email: firstname.lastname@example.org or 244-1606
Steve Acquafresca email: Steve.Acquafresca@mesacounty.us 244-1604
John Justman email: email@example.com 244-1605