Here’s one thing we learned about Pueblo County voters in last week’s election: They’re discerning.
That is to say, they’re not going to support every initiative on the ballot just because government officials say it’s the right thing to do. However, in cases where voters recognize a genuine need, they are willing to vote for initiatives that will increase the amount of taxes they pay.
A prime example of this was ballot issue 4A, authorizing Pueblo School District 60 to borrow about $218 million to cover repairs at schools throughout the district and build two new high schools. Voters living within the city agreed to do this, even though it will cause their property tax bills to rise a little bit.