What challenges face Arapahoe County in the coming years?

Arapahoe County has a well-deserved reputation for being an efficiently-run, fiscally responsible entity. However, Arapahoe County grew by 32 percent from 2000 to 2016 to become the second largest county in the metropolitan area. By 2030, Arapahoe County is expected to become the largest county in the metro area – surpassing the City and County of Denver with more than 800,000 population.

With this rapid growth comes extreme challenges of not only keeping up with demands for new infrastructure while simultaneously maintaining our current infrastructure, such as the Detention Center (jail), roads and bridges, and the Judicial Center.

This is becoming increasingly challenging due to the increased costs of equipment, building materials and labor costs.

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1. What challenges face Arapahoe County in the coming years?
2. What is the County doing to plan for continued growth?
3. What did the Long Range Budget Committee determine?
4. What primary areas of concern have been identified by the Long Range Budget Committee?
5. What action was taken after the 2017 Leadership Workshop?
6. What happened at the 2018 Leadership Workshop?
7. Who is Ehlers and Associates?
8. What will this research involve?
9. What concerns have been identified regarding transportation construction?
10. What concerns have been identified regarding transportation maintenance?
11. What are the concerns regarding Arapahoe County’s detention facility?
12. What are some of the concerns regarding law enforcement?
13. What are some of the challenges regarding general operations and ongoing services?