Palisade Board of Trustees Candidate Forum

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - Election season continues to roll around but this time it's in Palisade.

The Palisade Chamber of Commerce held an open forum Saturday morning for the public to hear and ask Board of Trustees candidates regarding some of the issues within the city.

Eight out of ten candidates spoke and of those --only four will be elected onto the board.

This year's candidates bring a wide range of backgrounds --some who are native to the area while some are brand new.

And like the candidates --the forum discussed a variety of topics ranging from infrastructure issues, the development of Palisade and marijuana tax money.

Candidate Jessica Bonds said in regards to the marijuana tax money, "I think it's a great opportunity for our community. We do have some decisions to make as a board with that new tax revenue and what we're going to do with it. We have some infrastructure that needs to be addressed and an influx with tourism."

Jesse Loughman, candidate for the Palisade Board of Trustees talked about the development of Palisade. "This is an old town which is one of the reasons that draws people here as well, but as a lot of the candidates, we've heard today say, we'll continue to say is we do have an infrastructure problem here but there are a lot of outliers out there so I anticipate it will be the crown jewel of the Grand Valley."

The election is less than a month away on Tuesday April 3rd.

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