Denver voters face a record of 13 ballot issues in November, and 5 of them are from the Mayor and Council to issue $450 million in bonds for new projects. The only one to attract serious criticism is the $190 million dedicated to a new arena at the National Western Stock Show. It represents 40 percent of the bond package.
The criticism includes:
- The immediate neighborhood objects to the development in general and wants more funds for their needs.
- National Western has already received substantial tax dollars for their expansion and upgrades.
- Many other projects have interest groups requesting more funds.
- In general, the city is awash with federal relief dollars.
|National Western Complex | Photo: Hans Watson|