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Joan Peck has long dedicated herself to making Longmont a better place for everyone, and not for special interests.
She has achieved much, both as an intelligent and dedicated private citizen, and as a two term at-large City Councilperson.
One of the most important reasons for supporting Councilmember Peck for Mayor is her opposition to metro districts, which are favored by another candidate.
Metro districts are quasi-governmental agencies that allow developers to tax the residents in their developments, taking control away from the residents and the city. People are lured by low initial taxes, which quickly multiply, sometimes forcing them out of their homes. Metro District developers boards can use the tax money as they wish, without homeowners’ approval or oversight by elected city officials.
See Denver Post expose: “Investigation has Found Colorado’s Metro Districts Create Millions in Debt, Leaving Homeowners with Soaring Tax Bills.” https://www.denverpost.com/
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