By Alicia Caldwell
The executive director of the Colorado Municipal League said TABOR imposes unreasonable restrictions on local governments as they try to replace important government infrastructure, such as water and sewage treatment plants.
Mamet, who discussed the issue on a segment of The Roundup, a public affairs discussion conducted by members of the Denver Post editorial board, said some tweaks to TABOR are needed.
He emphasized that the proposal would not involve a major rewrite of the constitutional amendment, but rather a few targeted changes, such as defining an “emergency,” and making clear that grants received by communities trying to rebuild would not count toward their TABOR-defined spending limits.
Mamet called the changes “surgical.”
Read more: Tweaking TABOR to free up funds for rebuilding after emergencies – The Denver Post http://www.denverpost.com/opinioncolumnists/ci_24671095/tweaking-tabor-free-up-funds-rebuilding-after-emergencies#ixzz2mpF0805O
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