News Flash

Arapahoe County News

Posted on: March 9, 2020

Commissioners discuss fiscal, policy agendas for 2020

Front of county administrative building

Each year, the Arapahoe County Board of Commissioners meets with elected officials and department directors for a Leadership Workshop. The two-day gathering for 2020 focused its discussions on the budgetary conditions and limitations Arapahoe County will face in 2021 and beyond.

This year’s meeting sought to establish priorities for possible service changes that can sustain the County into the near term with its current financial resources. Attendees also discussed options for funding a replacement for the County’s detention center and courthouse, as well as improving the transportation network.

The defeat by voters of Measure 1A last fall—which would have provided the funding for a badly needed detention center—means that the County will have to continue dedicating significant revenue to maintaining and repairing the crowded and deteriorating facility. Unfortunately, the ongoing financial and manpower demands of the detention center create ripple effects throughout the County budget, because money that could go to other programs and services must instead be spent shoring up the jail. This, in turn, means that the Board and County leadership will have to make difficult decisions about where to allocate County funding in the future.

The Board has elected not to submit a ballot measure in 2020. Instead, County officials will take a step back and complete a countywide strategic planning process to help determine priorities and financial impacts moving forward.

For more information about how the County collects, distributes and spends your tax dollars, visit our website.

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Arapahoe County News

SMP_CP_ColumbusDay

Columbus Day building closures

Posted on: October 8, 2020
SM_ScamAlert_Web

In need of public assistance?

Posted on: September 3, 2020
pic_CP_closed_for_labor_day4

Labor Day building closure

Posted on: September 3, 2020
CP_COVID_mask up covid down_202008065

Keep up the great work, Arapahoe!

Posted on: August 9, 2020
PIC_CP_Administration_Building_20191107

Candidate information session

Posted on: August 5, 2020
Transportation Master Plan Public Meeting

Let’s Talk Transportation

Posted on: August 3, 2020
OS_survey_CP_July 2020 FINAL-01

Impact your space

Posted on: July 8, 2020
pic_CP_american_flag

Building closures for Memorial Day

Posted on: May 21, 2020
Stay at home activities

Stay-at-Home Activities

Posted on: March 26, 2020
County Line Special Edition

The County Line: Special Edition

Posted on: March 19, 2020
The County Line

The County Line: March 2020

Posted on: March 11, 2020
Coronavirus

Coronavirus: Just the facts

Posted on: March 5, 2020
Coronavirus

Arapahoe County Coronavirus Update

Posted on: March 9, 2020
Election Results

Election results for Arapahoe County

Posted on: March 4, 2020
Vote buttons

Watch for your ballots this week

Posted on: February 10, 2020
OEM Survey Spotlight

We're updating our disaster plan

Posted on: January 30, 2020
Election Information

Notice of Voting System Test

Posted on: January 28, 2020
OEM Survey Spotlight

We're updating our disaster plan

Posted on: January 30, 2020