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, sportsmen, 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 …

AG – 00 – 1-Colorado Wine Sales

WHEREAS the success of the Colorado Wine Industry has been an example of the positive efforts to diversify Western Colorado’s economy; and WHEREAS the development of numerous vineyards all over …

AG-14-01-Colorado River Basin – Ag Land Dry-up

WHEREAS should drought conditions persist in the Colorado River Basin, projections show a serious near-term risk that water elevations in Lake Mead and Lake Powell could decline to levels that likely …

AG-06-4-Colorado Agricultural Products, Promotion of

WHEREAS CLUB 20 believes that Colorado producers can deliver quality, price, performance, customer service, and timely delivery to establish a sustainable market relationship; and WHEREAS CLUB 20 recognizes the importance …

AG – 03 – 3-Bio-Pharming In Colorado

Whereas the use of agriculture crops as a source of basic ingredients for synthetic pharmaceuticals is emerging as an additional economic opportunity for farmers; and Whereas the climate and isolated …

AG – 98 – 1-Agriculture-Related Ballot Initiatives

WHEREAS ballot initiatives are voted on by the general public who are not familiar with agriculture operations or the necessary day-to-day agriculture activities and animal husbandry practices; and WHEREAS ballot …

AG-06-2-Ag Programs, Federal and State

WHEREAS the government at both the state and federal level can play an important but limited role in promoting a viable agriculture industry, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that CLUB 20 …

AG-06-3-Ag Land Protection

WHEREAS agricultural lands provide not only economic benefit to the Western Slope, but also supply much of the open space and wildlife habitat, and thus the quality of life, which …

AG-09-1-Acreage Subject To Subdivision Restrictions

WHEREAS Colorado Revised Statutes (CRS 30-28-103) authorize counties to regulate land uses through zoning, to appoint a planning commission, and to prepare and adopt a comprehensive plan for the physical …

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BA – 91 – 1-Workman’s Compensation System Reform

WHEREAS Workers’ Compensation Insurance is a major expense for Colorado’s business community; and WHEREAS it is beneficial to Colorado’s economy to sustain an equitable Workers Compensation Insurance program to provide …

BA – 01 – 1-Western Colorado Marketing Allicance

WHEREAS western Colorado is primarily comprised of rural and frontier communities that have historically experienced “Boom‑Bust” economies; and WHEREAS western Colorado is an isolated geographic region with unique economic development …

BA-15-1-Tax Free Zones To Spur Economic Development

WHEREAS western Colorado’s economy continues to lag behind that of the Denver-metro and northern Colorado communities, and WHEREAS according to the Colorado Office of State Planning and Budget’s December, 2014 …

BA – 01 – 2-Rural Colorado Equity Fund

WHEREAS rural economic development programs often require equity capital; and WHEREAS the Equity Investment Capital needed to finance job creation is not available in rural Colorado communities; and WHEREAS seed …

BA-13-2-Retail Marijuana Taxes, Support for

WHEREAS Colorado voters passed Amendment 64, an Initiative to Regulate Marijuana like Alcohol, in the 2012 general election, and WHEREAS the ballot initiative language providing for a tax to be …

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-11-2-Independent Contracting

WHEREAS more and more Americans – including many Coloradans – are choosing to work as entrepreneurial independent contractors instead of working for others as employees for the flexibility and opportunity …

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 – 93 – 2-COLORADO RURAL DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL

WHEREAS The Governor has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the National Initiative on Rural America; and WHEREAS The Governor, through the Executive Director of the Department of Local …

BA-15-2-Colorado Constitutional Review

WHEREAS the Colorado Constitution is one of the easiest state constitutions in the nation to amend and as a result has been amended more than 150 times since it was …

BA-14-02-Colorado Aerospace Industry, Support of

WHEREAS Colorado’s space economy is significant and robust ranking 3rd for private aerospace employment, 1st for private sector aerospace workers per capita and showing 17% space employment growth in the …

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-14-01-Cameo Sport Shooting Complex, Support for

WHEREAS outdoor activities including hunting, marksmanship and competitive sporting events involving firearms and archery are a part of the heritage in the American West as well as Western Colorado; and …

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 …

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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 …

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EN-95-1-U.S. Geological Survey

WHEREAS efforts to balance the federal budget have resulted in various legislative proposals to abolish certain federal agencies; and WHEREAS at least one proposal would include abolishing the U.S. Geological …

EN-09-1-Taxes on Western Colorado’s Energy Industries

WHEREAS  ongoing tax and compliance policies established and proposed by the Administration and/or Congress, have significant implications on investments in Western Colorado’s energy industries; and WHEREAS Western Colorado’s energy industries …

EN-02-1-Severance Tax Revenues Oppose Redirecting

WHEREAS by statute, severance tax revenues are split evenly between the Department of Natural Resources and Department of Local Affairs with half of the DNR half deposited into the Operational …

EN-03-2-Roan Plateau Management

WHEREAS the Roan Plateau has long been recognized for its mineral resources, with 56,000 acres set aside as the former Naval Oil Shale Reserve (NOSR), and an estimated one trillion …

EN-13-01-Renewable Energy and Efficiency

WHEREAS Colorado has one of the highest renewable energy standards in the United States, which has helped renewable energy resources, such as wind and solar, become a measurable portion of …

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-91-1-Federal Mining Leasing Payments

WHEREAS production of minerals including, oil, and natural gas, and coal on federal lands is authorized under the Mineral Lands Leasing Act of 1920 (as amended). Through that act each state …

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 …

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HC-03-4-Managed Health Care

WHEREAS CLUB 20 recognizes that managed care is an important part of the health care system by reducing to consumers overall costs of maintaining the system and providing more competitive …

HC-03-3-Malpractice Lawsuits And Insurance Costs

Whereas CLUB 20 recognizes that malpractice lawsuits are a factor that drives insurance costs higher due to: Creating an environment of defensive and overly-aggressive health treatment prescriptions by providers, and …

HC-03-2-Individual Responsibility In Health Care

WHEREAS all citizens must help solve Colorado’s health care issues; and WHEREAS consumers must assume greater responsibility for their health care and must have the opportunity to be educated about …

HC-11-3-HIGH NEED POOL

WHEREAS 10% of the population currently generates approximately 70% of health care costs; and WHEREAS we recognize that any one of us or our families could fall into such a …

HC-11-2-Health Insurance Exchange Principles

WHEREAS CLUB 20 has adopted several policies encouraging competition in the health care arena; WHEREAS the State of Colorado created a health insurance exchange called Connect for Health Colorado; and …

HC-09-1-Health Information Technology

WHEREAS broad use of health information technology will: Improve health care quality, Prevent medical errors, Reduce health care costs, Increase administrative efficiencies, Decrease paperwork, and Expand access to affordable care, …

HC-03-7-Health Care System Efficiency

WHEREAS CLUB 20 recognizes the importance of a competitive health care marketplace and the value of maximizing efficiency of the health care system for the benefit of consumers, NOW, THEREFORE, …

HC-05-3-Health Care Principles

All Coloradans must work together to help solve Colorado’s health care challenges. Consumers must assume greater responsibility for, and knowledge of, their health and health care choices. Colorado State Government …

HC-05-1-Health Care Legislation Assessing Impacts

WHEREAS rural communities have very limited resources with which to provide health care services, and WHEREAS broad geographic service areas pose huge limitations on the availability of options and access …

HC-12-1-Health Care Intergration

WHEREAS health care communities in Western Colorado have received recognition for delivering high quality cost effective medical care; and WHEREAS such outcomes are the result of cooperation and shared accountability …

HC-03-5-Government’s Role In Health Care

WHEREAS CLUB 20 recognizes that the current health care system is built upon state and federal entitlement programs such as Medicare and Medicaid and that such programs – while a …

HC-11-1-End-of-Life Care

WHEREAS the people of the communities in Western Colorado believe that quality of life is important for persons of all ages; and WHEREAS education is an important component of decisions …

HC-03-1-Cost-Shifting Of Health Care Services

WHEREAS health care is a basic need of everyone; and WHEREAS cost-shifting – discounting costs for one group and increasing costs for another – usually results in increased health care …

HC-14-02-CLUB 20 Resolution On Aging

WHEREAS  The United States and Colorado face a historic demographic shift over the next 50 years. As unprecedented numbers of workers retire and longevity increases, the percentage of the population …

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PLNR-98-5-Youth Hunting Program

WHEREAS CLUB 20 recognizes the value of the hunting and fishing tradition in Colorado, and the economic importance of these activities; and WHEREAS The number of hunters, especially young hunters, …

PLNR-04-2-Wolf Management in Colorado

WHEREAS wolf populations have been reintroduced in adjacent states to Colorado; and WHEREAS wolf populations in the northern Rocky Mountains have achieved and exceeded the recovery goals set by the …

PLNR-09-2-Wildlife Management

WHEREAS the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission is appointed by the Governor to oversee the management of Colorado’s wildlife populations through the work of Colorado Parks and Wildlife; and WHEREAS …

PLNR-09-3-Horses & Burros, Management of “Wild”

WHEREAS the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) “Wild” Horse and Burro Program (“WH&B”) 2015 statistics are: The public rangelands have a carrying capacity of about 26,500 horses/burros An estimated 58,000 …

PLNR-97-4-Wilderness Study Areas

WHEREAS under the Wilderness Act of 1964 wilderness areas are created by designation of the U.S. Congress; and WHEREAS by the authority of several subsequent Acts of Congress, federal land …

PLNR-10-1-Wilderness Designations

Incorporates and replaces the following resolutions – PLNR-99-1, Wilderness Designations, Local Government Involvement PLNR-01-1, Proposed Wilderness Designations PLNR-02-2, Wilderness, BLM Inventory Handbook WHEREAS Congress passed the Wilderness Act of 1964 …

PLNR-01-5-Weed Management, Colorado’s Plan

WHEREAS successful and cost‑effective weed management endeavors require an organized and coordinated effort among all affected landowners and industries; and WHEREAS the purpose of strategic plans is to provide a …

PLNR-93-1-Travel Management Plan

WHEREAS National Forests created in America are a treasured resource, the value of which is inestimable to the people of Western Colorado; and  WHEREAS a wide variety of opportunities for …

PLNR-94-2-Timber, Salvage

WHEREAS salvage of trees damaged or destroyed by insects, disease, fire or drought provides multiple benefits, including; reduced fuel loading, increased safety, regeneration of “the next forest”, lumber production, and …

PLNR-93-4-State School Lands, Opposing Sale of

WHEREAS state school lands were originally set aside to provide revenue for public schools in rural areas; and WHEREAS such lands now support a substantial agriculture economy, and provide revenue …

PLNR-96-1-State Park Fees

WHEREAS the Colorado Department of Parks and Outdoor Recreation and the Colorado Division of Wildlife have been merged to create the department Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW); and WHEREAS there …

PLNR-95-2-State Ownership of Public Lands

WHEREAS several prominent congressional committee chairmen have been discussing legislation which would allow states to assume ownership of BLM lands within their states; and WHEREAS Under this proposal, states would …

PLNR-12-2-Southwest Willow Fly Catcher

WHEREAS there are no documented sightings of Southwest Willow Flycatchers in Southwest Colorado; and WHEREAS US Fish & Wildlife Service action does not honor the existing habitat of humans and …

PLNR-95-1-R.S. Rights-of-Way Regulations

WHEREAS regulations to re-interpret and redefine roads under RS-2477 have been proposed by the Secretary of the Interior; and WHEREAS the proposed regulations have generated a great deal of controversy …

PLNR-94-1-Public Lands and Watershed Collaboratives

WHEREAS groups of community and environmental leaders, State and Federal Agencies, and public and elected officials on the Western Slope  have joined together to collectively and collaboratively study and discuss …

PLNR-13-1-Proactive Forest Management

WHEREAS Colorado’s forests are world renowned for their scenic beauty and the recreational opportunities they provide; and WHEREAS the national forests in Colorado and across the country have undesirable forest …

PLNR-16-2-Lynx Management Post-Reintroduction

WHEREAS the Canada lynx was listed as Threatened in the contiguous United States, including Colorado, by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on March 24, 2000; and WHEREAS we have …

PLNR-91-1-Livestock Grazing Rights

WHEREAS Livestock Grazing fees have been targeted for change by the Executive Branch and Congress  and  WHEREAS livestock grazing is the most valuable tool for managing forage on Federal Lands; …

PLNR-02-4-Livestock Grazing on Public Lands

WHEREAS properly managed livestock grazing is compatible with and promotes wildfire mitigation, biological diversity, open space, species conservation, enhanced wildlife habitat and land resource protection; and WHEREAS the livestock industry …

PLNR-99-3-Land & Water Conservation Fund (LWCF)

WHEREAS In 1964, Congress created the Land and Water Conservation Fund to assure that all Americans have access to high-quality recreation resources, to enhance the health and vitality of the …

PLNR-06-1-Gunnison Sage Grouse Conservation

WHEREAS the Gunnison Sage Grouse’s current range extends across just two states (southwestern Colorado and southeastern Utah) and a handful of counties with viable populations (Gunnison, San Miguel, Montrose, Mesa, …

PLNR-04-1-Greater Sage-Grouse Conservation

WHEREAS the Greater Sage Grouse’s current range extends across eleven states (California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming).  These states have various local/grass …

PLNR-11-1-Government Litigation Savings Act

WHEREAS the Equal Access to Justice Act (EAJA) was passed in 1980 and was intended to provide fair access to legal remedies for individuals, small businesses and non-profit organizations to …

PLNR-96-3-Compensation For Game Damage 2

WHEREAS Western Colorado land owners lose substantial amounts of habitat each year to wildlife, and the State program for reimbursing that loss is inadequate; and WHEREAS The process for such …

PLNR-98-2-Forest Service District Consolidation

WHEREAS CLUB 20 has steadfastly opposed the elimination of federal land management offices throughout the Western Slope because people who manage public lands ought to live and work near the …

PLNR-93-2-Forest Service Budget Process

WHEREAS many public and private organizations and individuals have spent considerable time on various Forest Service advisory committees and collaboratives, trying to reach management agreements on several contentious issues including …

PLNR-16-1-Forest Management and Watershed Health

WHEREAS reliable, affordable water supplies are foundational to the environment, economy and quality of life in rural Colorado; and WHEREAS Colorado benefits from a balanced economy, including robust agriculture, natural …

PLNR-97-5-Forest Health Goals

WHEREAS the U.S. Forest Service manages a substantial portion of Western Colorado, under authority of numerous federal laws which are often contradictory and complex; and WHEREAS most management decisions are …

PLNR-02-1-Forest County Partnership Restoration Program

WHEREAS The County-Forest Partnerships Project is a proposal for an innovative County-National Forest project for the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests in Arizona, the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, and Gunnison National Forests in …

PLNR-04-3-Floating Access Across Private Property

WHEREAS Colorado’s river floating community contributes over $100 million annually to Colorado’s economy, primarily in rural areas, and demand for access to Colorado’s floatable streams continues to grow at an …

PLNR-96-5-Fish, Sport Fish Stocking Polocies

WHEREAS the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed to minimize the stocking of non‑native fishes (save trout) as part of the program to recover endangered fish species; and WHEREAS the …

PLNR-03-2-Federal Lands, Sale & Acquisition of

WHEREAS the State of Colorado has approximately 36% of its land base in federal ownership; and WHEREAS the Western Slope of Colorado is home to approximately 18.6 million acres of …

PLNR-01-2-Executive Order Review and Rescission

WHEREAS a number of U.S. Presidents have signed several Executive Orders affecting public lands across the Western states; and WHEREAS those Executive Orders often did not follow due process including …

PLNR-97-8-EPA Air Quality Regulations

WHEREAS the Environmental Protection Agency occasionally receives requests from special interest groups to change air quality standards; and WHEREAS federal land management plans include analyses of air quality; NOW, THEREFORE, …

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TE-05-1-Telecommunications Principles

Affordable, quality, widely- available access to advanced telecommunications services and broadband service is critical to the present and future viability of Colorado communities, businesses, and residents.   The proper role …

TE-89-1-Rural Colorado Telecommunication Upgrades

WHEREAS CLUB 20 believes the access and availability of advanced telecommunications services are important to current and future economic development efforts in western Colorado; and WHEREAS CLUB 20 recognizes that …

TE-96-1-Private Telecommunications Services, State Use Of

WHEREAS the telecommunications infrastructure of a community is essential for its long-term economic development health and growth; and WHEREAS a good telecommunications infrastructure allows rural areas to attract more industries, …

TE-94-2-Federal Telecommunications Policy

WHEREAS the Telecommunication Act of 1996 was designed to create competition in the telecommunications industry, and the Connect America Fund (CAF)  is focused on the expansion of competitive high-speed broadband …

TE-00-3-Date Certain Of Telecommunication Deregulation

WHEREAS: In 2014, the state legislature passed landmark telecommunications reform that largely deregulated all retail telecommunications services, WHEREAS: The Colorado Public Utilities Commission will maintain oversight over funding for local …

TE-00-1-Cell Phones, Prohibiting Limits on Use of

WHEREAS the vast distances between communities in western Colorado require the use of cell phones for business, personal, and emergency situations, acting as a critical communications tool, and WHEREAS local …

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TO-09-1-Tourism Promotion Funding

WHEREAS tourism is a major component of Colorado’s economy, is projected to create more Colorado jobs this year than any other business sector, and is one of the largest and …

TO-94-1-Scenic Byway Maps

WHEREAS Colorado’s Scenic Byway Program has celebrated its 25th anniversary WHEREAS Western Colorado is home to several officially designated national scenic byways; and WHEREAS CLUB 20 supports including federal funding …

TO-14-01-Recreational Trails Program RTP, Support Of

WHEREAS recreational trails are an important economic driver for Colorado and its West Slope economies by drawing visitors to their communities for tourism and recreation opportunities; and WHEREAS federal agencies …

TO-10-1-CDL Requirements for Passenger Vans

WHEREAS Colorado’s tourism industry is an important part of western Colorado’s economy, and is comprised primarily of small family-owned businesses, and WHEREAS many within this industry depend on the use …

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WA-02-2-Aspinall Unit Operations

WHEREAS in January of 1962, the United States acquired water rights decreed in the Colorado Water Court for water storage and hydroelectric power generation at the Aspinall Unit from the …

TR-14-01-Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)

WHEREAS the use of unmanned aerial systems for civilian use is forecasted to become an emerging industry that will provide significant benefits for the residents of Colorado, as well as …

TR-01-4-Transportation Resource Allocation Formula

WHEREAS the Metropolitan Planning Organizations have completed  their next 20-yearW planning cycle, and Transportation Planning Regions have begun their 20-year planning cycle, and there does not exist enough funding to …

TR – 96 – 1-Transportation Construction Standards

WHEREAS the Federal Highway Administration and the American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO) require construction standards which drive the cost of highway construction and maintenance up exponentially, often …

TR-93-1-Transportation Commission, Rural Representation

WHEREAS CLUB 20 opposes efforts to weaken the rural representation on the Colorado Transportation Commission; and WHEREAS CLUB 20 supports the existing representative structure of the Colorado Transportation Commission; and …

TR-99-1-Tennessee Pass Railroad Corridor

WHEREAS Western Colorado’s railroad corridors are critical to the movement of both passenger and freight service to markets inside and outside this region; and WHEREAS the Tennessee Pass line has …

TR-15-2-TABOR Refund for Transportation

WHEREAS Colorado’s transportation system has been underfunded for years due to a flat gas tax at the state and federal level, and WHEREAS Congress has not passed a long-term transportation …

TR-06-1-State Transportation Funding

WHEREAS  the economic viability of Western Colorado is dependent on the efficient movement of commerce and people on an adequate transportation infrastructure and Western Colorado is, like the rest of …

TR-96-4-Regional and Local Gas Taxes

WHEREAS Colorado’s system of funding highways with fees collected from highway users across the state has served the traveling public well for many years; and WHEREAS That system is based …

TR-15-3-Raise Gas Tax, Support Of

WHEREAS the Highway Users Tax Fund (HUTF) finances our nation’s transportation infrastructure by taxing each gallon of gas purchased, including diesel, and WHEREAS the State of Colorado has not raised …

TR– 02 – 3 Port of Entry Mobile Scales

WHEREAS  Mobile ports of entry weigh stations may be operated at any appropriate location on any road or highway of this state by officers of the Ports of Entry Section, …

TR–95–1-Moffat Rail Tunnel Operation

WHEREAS the Moffat Rail Tunnel is a critical structure in the rail infrastructure of Colorado; and WHEREAS the Moffat Rail Tunnel facilitates the movement of goods and people via rail; …

TR – 02 – 2-Highway Safety and Winter Road Maintenance

WHEREAS Colorado’s highway system contributes to the economies of rural communities through the transportation of goods, services and people; and WHEREAS Colorado’s winter recreational traffic and interstate highways require that …

TR – 03 – 1-Highway 50, Improvement Of

(Amendments to this resolution represent a merger of an older resolution (#90-2 TR 2) into this more recent version.) WHEREAS CLUB 20 recognizes the importance of a statewide highway system for …

TR-02–1-Gross Combination Vehicle Weights

WHEREAS increased gross combination vehicle weights are restricted on the Colorado state highway system; and WHEREAS increased gross combination vehicle weights in Wyoming and Utah are not limited by the …

TR– 91 – 3 Gasoline Taxes, Point of Sale

WHEREAS  the economy of. the State of Colorado is interconnected and the West Slope and Front Range cannot be separated economically; and WHEREAS  numerous government programs are dependent upon funds …

TR-12-2-Future Transportation Funding

WHEREAS interstate highways, state highways, local roads, and public transit are funded by state and federal gas taxes and the state and federal governments failed to index the gas tax …

TR-01-2-Funding for Highway 82

WHEREAS Highway 82 from Glenwood Springs to Aspen is the only transportation corridor in the Roaring Fork Valley; and WHEREAS efficient and safe transportation movement is of vital importance to …

TR-05-4-Colorado Transportation 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 …

TR-02-4-Colorado Aviation Fuel Tax Funding

WHEREAS annually, significant state aviation fuel tax funds are disbursed to public use airports throughout the state; and WHEREAS disbursements are made by the Department of Transportations’ Division of Aeronautics …

TR-14-02-Build America ACT – Support For

WHEREAS there is bi-partisan support for a bill currently being considered at the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives known as the Build America Act; and WHEREAS the …

TR – 09 – 1-Aviation User Fees

WHEREAS some have suggested that a user-fee-based system of revenue collections be implemented to enhance aviation revenues, but collecting such fees would require a new accounting bureaucracy with a much …

TR-94-3-Air Service on the Western Slope

WHEREAS available and affordable air service is an important transportation issue for Western Colorado; and WHEREAS air service is an alternative for drivers on the highways, and is important for …

TR – 91 – 2 -Airport Security Costs

WHEREAS in response to the terrorist threat, the Transportation Security Administration has raised security at domestic commercial airports; and WHEREAS  CLUB 20 and the Western Colorado commercial airports in CLUB …

TR-94-1-Airport Improvement Program

Replaces the following resolution: BA-94-1 Airport Improvement Program WHEREAS Congress has been unable to pass a multi-year Federal Aviation Administration funding bill since the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of …

TR – 96 – 3-7th Pot Transportation Program

WHEREAS the Colorado Transportation Commission created a program in which a “seventh pot” of funds (in addition to the funds currently distributed among six regions) would be dedicated exclusively to …

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WA-98-2-Water Projects, New

WHEREAS the construction of new projects is integral to providing adequate water supplies to future generation of Coloradoan’s; and WHEREAS Colorado is investigating how to provide adequate water supplies through …

WA-92-4-Water Conservation Trust Fund

WHEREAS It is important to protect and maintain existing funding sources that are earmarked for development of future water projects and programs; and WHEREAS Such funds are increasingly under pressure …

WA – 93 – 1-Union Park Water Project

WHEREAS a water project has been proposed in Union Park to divert water from the Upper Gunnison River basin to Front Range water basins; and WHEREAS the water court has …

WA – 00 – 1-Total Maximum Daily Load

WHEREAS the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has adopted a rule regarding the Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL); and WHEREAS Section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act and related federal regulations …

WA-14-1-Support For Water Conservation Efforts

WHEREAS Population projections for Colorado indicate that the present population will double by the year 2050 and the associated water demand will primarily be met from: (1) conservation and reuse …

WA-00-3-Selenium Control Programs

WHEREAS selenium is a naturally-occurring geological material in western Colorado, and WHEREAS the United States Environmental Protection Agency and United States Fish & Wildlife Service have advocated for more stringent …

WA-10-3-San Miguel Project

WHEREAS Congress passed the Colorado River Basin Project Act in 1968 (CRBP), authorizing construction of five Colorado projects, including the San Miguel Project, and WHEREAS CLUB 20 continues to support …

WA-12-2-Prior Appropriations Doctrine, Support for

WHEREAS Colorado adopted the Prior Appropriation Doctrine before statehood as its guiding philosophy for allocation of scarce water resources to growing demands; and WHEREAS Colorado enshrined the Prior Appropriation Doctrine …

WA – 02 – 1-In-stream Flow Program

WHEREAS in 1973, the Colorado Legislature passed landmark legislation to protect Colorado’s natural environment through a pioneer in-stream flow law; and WHEREAS since the inception of Colorado’s in-stream flow program, …

WA-03-2-Funding Authority for Water Projects

WHEREAS the State Water Supply Initiative (SWSI) phases 1 and 2 have shown the need for additional water storage in order for Colorado to meet its 2050 water demands; and …

WA-92-1-EPA Drinking Water Regulations

WHEREAS the Environmental Protection Agency continues to propose regulations on domestic drinking water supplies that are restrictive, costly, and in some cases seemingly based on an ability to measure smaller …

WA-98-1-Endangered Fish Recovery Program

WHEREAS CLUB 20 has always vigorously defended western Colorado water rights and the Colorado system of water law, and WHEREAS the Upper Colorado River and San Juan River Basin recovery …

WA – 98 – 3-Denver Basin Aquifer

WHEREAS Senate Bill 74, adopted in 1996, authorized the State Engineer to conduct a thorough,/ peer‑reviewed, scientific study identifying a 300 million acre‑foot groundwater supply in the Denver Basin Aquifers, …

WA – 93 – 2-County 1041 Powers, Water Projects

WHEREAS ‘1041’ authority: C.R.S. 24-65.1-101 et seq. of the Colorado Statutes, allow counties to identify, designate, and regulate areas and activities of state interest through a local land use permitting process, and …

WA-14-2-Colorado Water Planning

WHEREAS reliable, affordable water supplies are foundational to the environment, economy and quality of life in rural Colorado; and WHEREAS Colorado benefits from a balanced economy, including robust agriculture, natural …

WA-11-1-Colorado River Cooperative Agreement

WHEREAS competing perspectives between Denver Water and Western Colorado regarding Denver Water’s use of Colorado River water are long and  storied; and WHEREAS Western Colorado parties have engaged in negotiations …

WA – 96 – 1-Colorado River Compacts

WHEREAS There has been much discussion in recent years about the future of water development in the West; and WHEREAS Several proposals have been controversial because of their potential impact …

WA – 03 – 1-Colorado 64 Water Principles

WHEREAS CLUB 20 leaders participated with sister organizations – ACTION 22 and PROGRESSIVE 15 – and several Denver Metro entities (including the Denver Water Board, Denver Chamber of Commerce, and …

WA-15-3-Animas River Spill Impact

WHEREAS the US Environmental Protection Agency has accepted responsibility for the August 05, 2015 spill of contaminated water from the historic Gold King Mine near Silverton, CO into the Animas …

WA-91-1-Animas La Plata Project

WHEREAS  the construction of the Animas-LaPlata Project (ALP) has completed that component of the settlement of long-standing Federal Reserved Water Right claims by the Southern Ute Indian and Ute Mountain …

PLNR-99-3 Land & Water Conservation Fund (LWCF)

WHEREAS In 1964, Congress created the Land and Water Conservation Fund to assure that all Americans have access to high-quality recreation resources, to enhance the health and vitality of the …

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