By a vote of 4-3 Colorado Suprme court upheld the City of Aspens
20-cent fee on supermarket bags .
Thedecision announced yesterday ,ruled the surcharge that took effect in 2012, is a fee and did not require a public vote as set by the Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights. Or TABOR as it is known. the Colorado Union of Taxpayers,, sued the city and its elected officials in August 2012 on the argument that Aspen City Council had passed a sin tax, when, in fact, voters should have decided.
Since taking effect six years ago, the bag has generated $295,761, according to the city’s Finance Department.
The bridge is not finished
This week, crews will be prepping for the final polyconcrete overlay on the Grand Avenue traffic bridge. In the evenings, crews will close one lane southbound at approximately 6 p.m. and one lane northbound at approximately 9 p.m. to allow for access. Expect heavy construction noise.
On Thursday, May 31, crews will begin installation of the polyconcrete overlay. Please note that the polyconcrete overlay can have a distinct chemical smell; this is normal. The overlay will help to protect the bridge and extend its overall longevity. The overlay work is scheduled for weekday evenings and is anticipated to be complete June 8. Striping operations around town are scheduled for the week of June 11. Work is weather dependent.
The City of Glenwood Springs is hosting a downtown update meeting regarding their plans for areas surrounding the bridge on Thursday, May 24 at 9:00am in the City Hall Council Chambers.
Meeting and City Info: 970-384-6441