EN-01-1-National Energy Policy, Support For

WHEREAS the energy policies of the past are still not working. Our nation continues its dependence on foreign energy and we need to develop a plan that ensures the nation …

EN-14-02-Hydraulic Fracturing Policy

WHEREAS Hydraulic fracturing has been conducted over a million times in the United States, is proven and is not a new technology.  Hydraulic fracturing has also been used to stimulate …

EN-10-2-Ethanol, Support for

WHEREAS the ethanol industry in the United States currently blends up to 10 percent (E10) ethanol in gasoline tanks, and WHEREAS ethanol is a clean-burning fuel that naturally adds oxygen …

ED-10-1-Seamless Education System

WHEREAS our education system has historically been viewed in a compartmentalized fashion whereby Preschool, K-12 and Post-Secondary institutions operate independently of each other, and NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that …

ED-15-1-K-12 Education Funding

WHEREAS the State of Colorado has implemented multiple educational reforms to make sure every child has access to a great teacher and an outstanding principal, but has not changed the …

ED-11-1-Higher Education Financial Aid Distribution

WHEREAS CLUB 20 counties are the proud host of some of Colorado’s leading institutions of higher education including: Colorado Mesa University, Western State Colorado University, Fort Lewis College, Colorado Mountain …

ED-10-2-Education Reform

WHEREAS education is the foundation of our civilized and free society and is the best investment that we can make to help ensure a prosperous future, and WHEREAS providing our …

ED-12-2-Education Guiding Principles

**Note: the following serves as a guiding document only. CLUB 20’s Board of Directors and/or Executive Committee reserve the right to interpret and amend this document and the included principles …

BA – 06 – 2-Promoting Good Government In Colorado

WHEREAS, while there exist a multitude of organizations which advocate for government policies that benefit their specific constituency, there is currently no mechanism for promoting the foundation concepts of good …

BA – 06 – 3-Planning Colorado’s Future

WHEREAS  Colorado has no long-range comprehensive vision of what we want our state to become, and in the absence of such a long-range vision for our state, Colorado’s public policy …

BA-13-1-Immigration Reform, Support for

WHEREAS CLUB 20 supports immigration reform that reinforces economic strength and stability on a state and federal level that will be viable as the American economy and culture continue to …

BA-92-1-Enterprise Zones

WHEREAS enterprise zones are vital to the economy of Western Colorado, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that CLUB 20 supports continued use of Enterprise Zone tax credits to diversify local economies, …

BA – 90 – 2-Economic Development Office West Slope

WHEREAS  the Governor’s Office currently funds the position of a Western Colorado Business Development Representative within the Colorado Office of Economic Development, and WHEREAS the Western Slope is a unique …

BA – 10 – 1-Davis-Bacon Wage Act

WHEREAS the Davis-Bacon Act was enacted by Congress in 1931 and established the requirement for paying prevailing wages on public works projects (All federal government construction contracts, and most contracts …

BA-12-1-Club 20 Immigration Reform Principles

WHEREAS Club 20 supports immigration reform that reinforces economic strength and stability on a state and federal level that will be viable as the American economy and culture continue to …

BA-11-1-Business Regulation Principles

Club 20 recognizes that in order to have an orderly society and a dynamic economy, rules must be established that apply to those willing and interested in building businesses and …

BA – 09 – 1-Business/Labor Relations

WHEREAS the quality of life in Colorado is largely determined by the viability of our economy and our ability to remain competitive with other states and nations, and WHEREAS it …

BA-02-1-Affordable Housing for the Western Slope

WHEREAS higher education, energy, agribusiness, tourism, and many other industries are large employers contributing significant economic investment in the Western Slope; and WHEREAS the success of a diverse economy relies …

AG-06-7-Right to Farm

WHEREAS Colorado statutes define the “right to farm” and have indicated the importance of agricultural lands to Colorado residents; and WHEREAS Colorado’s Right to Farm statute identifies the circumstances under …

AG-06-6-Property Rights and Takings

WHEREAS the 5th Amendment to the United States Constitution guarantees that private property shall not be taken for public uses without just compensation; and WHEREAS many “takings” result in a …

AG -06-5-Predator Control

WHEREAS livestock production is a vital part of the Western Slope economy, generating millions of dollars and thousands of jobs, as well as preserving the natural beauty of the region, …

AG – 08 – 1-Management Of Non-Native Insects

WHEREAS agriculture is Colorado’s 3rd largest industry; and WHEREAS the infestation of non-native invasive insects such as the Japanese Beetle, Emerald Ash Borer and European Wood Wasp poses a threat …

AG – 98 – 2-Labor, Migrant Farm Labor Access

WHEREAS the shortage of agricultural labor continues to plague Western Slope agricultural producers, despite recent efforts to import legal workers; and WHEREAS the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service’s (USCIS) …

AG-05-2-International Free Trade Agreements

WHEREAS the United States business community and labor force can compete strongly with other countries when operating within equivalent trade parameters and constraints; and WHEREAS when trade parameters and constraints …

AG – 96 – 1-Habitat Partnership Program

WHEREAS the Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW), in conjunction with the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association, the Colorado Wool Growers, sportspersons, and public land management agencies, have developed the Habitat Partnership Program …

AG-06-9-Future Of Agriculture In Colorado

WHEREAS agriculture has always been one of the cornerstones of Colorado’s economy; and WHEREAS Colorado is a statutory Right to Farm state; and WHEREAS agriculture also serves the increasingly important …