Aug 26, 2014 7:25 PM by Leah Kraus

Voters closer to deciding how millions in excess revenue will be spent

Voters in El Paso County are one step closer to deciding how $2 million in excess revenue from last year's park projects can be used.

On Tuesday, the Board of County Commissioners voted unanimously in the first reading to put it on the November ballot.

The measure still has to pass a second reading next week to be a done deal.

The money would help acquire Jones Park as well as fund other projects at places like Kane Ranch and Bear Creek Nature Center.

"The parks need the money, people repeatedly tell county officials they love their parks, they love their trails -- this money will help do it," says Susan Davies, Executive Director with the Trails and Open Space Coalition.

Important to note -- this is a one time infusion of money. Davies says that even after the $2 million is spent, parks will still be underfunded in the area.



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