Sandy Farrell hosts a great program every Friday at 1:00 p.m. on KHEN called “Salida Inside Out.” Today (Friday, Oct. 31), Chuck Rose and Keith Baker were guests.
I listened to Mayor Rose criticize Councilman Brown for a very understandable (and subsequently self-corrected) error regarding Monte Vista’s officials’ salaries. He said Hal Brown should have taken more care and done further research before speaking about those salaries.
Councilman Baker then discussed at length how the Carlisle-Farney Initiative would allegedly prohibit 2A funds from being used to “maintain” any roads constructed on the Vandaveer Ranch. He advised that new roads would “turn to dirt,” and that would be a bad, unintended outcome.
Councilman Baker misstates the substance of the initiative. Section 7 (p. 4 of 12) of the Carlisle-Farney Initiative only prohibits 2A funds from being used to “construct or install” any new roads on the Vandaveer Ranch. It does not prohibit use of 2A funds to maintain those same roads. Section 7 simply ensures that developers, not Salida taxpayers, pay for new roads in Vandaveer, as is usual and customary.
It might be useful to have the language of the Carlisle-Farney Initiative available to all. Here is a link for future reference.