3 comments for “If you had your say, where would City of Grand Junction taxpayer dollars go?

  1. Happy Valley on Prozac
    November 5, 2017 at 7:52 pm

    A simple change in city government to focus on citizen well-being rather than direct subsidies to businesses would put all of these amenities within reach.

    • Anne Landman
      November 6, 2017 at 10:14 am

      Very succinct summary!

      • Happy Valley on Prozac
        November 9, 2017 at 11:41 am

        A bit of research to bolster this assertion, from today’s NYT:

        Local nonprofit groups that responded to the violence by cleaning streets, building playgrounds, mentoring children and employing young men had a real effect on the crime rate. That’s what Patrick Sharkey, a sociologist at New York University, argues in a new study and a forthcoming book. Mr. Sharkey doesn’t contend that community groups alone drove the national decline in crime, but rather that their impact is a major missing piece.

        “This was a part that has been completely overlooked and ignored in national debates over the crime drop,” he said. “But I think it’s fundamental to what happened.”

        https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/09/upshot/the-unsung-role-that-ordinary-citizens-played-in-the-great-crime-decline.html?mabReward=CTM1&recid=0w8EbmIPnVaAZ9Cqyi3NdK0aCE5&recp=6

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