We're Glad You Asked!
Here at the City of Grand Junction, we sometimes find that incomplete stories or misinformation about the work we do circulates throughout the community. The misinformation may begin with a news story, an entry in a blog, a column in a printed publication, information on someone’s website, or simply in the course of normal conversation. From there it travels. Our challenge is that we rarely get the opportunity to respond before misinformation spreads so we want to take this opportunity to address some of the questions we hear most frequently.
I have heard we are short of police officers. What is being done to get the numbers back up?
I have heard about the proposed plans for Las Colonias Park. Is it safe consider constructing a park in that area?
Have the February snowfalls boosted the water supply for Grand Junction?
Why do some of the businesses in the Rimrock Martketplace shopping center charge an extra fee when I shop there?
I understand that there are two new road construction projects scheduled for US 6 near 22 Road. What’s happening out there?
I heard that a fire services study was recently completed. What were the results of that study and what might it mean for me?
The parking at Canyon View Park on the weekends is a big problem and it seems the police are just waiting to ticket illegal parkers. What is the City doing to improve the situation?
Since when is power washing illegal?
I heard there is a company interested in drilling for oil near the Grand Junction water supply. What is the City doing to protect this resource?
I have heard that I can no longer bring my dog to events such as the Farmers’ Market in Downtown Grand Junction. That doesn’t seem fair. What is the reason for this? Did you know that if you have a sewer backup, calling a plumber is NOT the first thing you should do? Why do City police officers spend time on traffic enforcement? Don’t they have better things to do?
Why does the City chip seal some streets that appear to be in good condition when there are other areas that have potholes?
Why does the City have park properties sitting undeveloped? Shouldn’t these be made into new parks? Why do both a fire truck and an ambulance often respond to 911 medical calls?