San Juan County seeks pro and con statements

Submitted by the San Juan County Auditors office

San Juan County is seeking volunteers to create opposing statements to place in the online Voter’s Guide for the upcoming February 2020 Special Election.

San Juan County Council approved sending Resolution No. 49-2019 to voters. If approved, the measure would authorize a countywide sales and use tax of 0.20 percent for a period of 60 months, followed by a lower rate of 0.05 percent thereafter. These taxes would fund emergency communication systems and facilities.

San Juan School District No. 149 approved sending Resolution No. 19-012 to voters. If approved, the measure would authorize a levy of $0.3917919 per $1,000 assessed value. The levy would support the District’s Capital Projects Fund.

Both measures have “pro” committees and are in need of “con” committees to supply statements against the measures.

Each committee may have up to three members, though members may consult other people to serve as their advisory committee and may seek the advice of any number of people to assist in developing the statements. The deadline for appointing the committees is Dec. 23. Each committee’s statement must be submitted no later than Jan. 3.

For more information contact San Juan County Auditor Milene Henley at 360-370-7558 or