Friday, September 10, 2021

Will the Stock Show Bond Pass?

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

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