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Commissioner James recommended to board

Posted on 03/12/2020
Commissioner James recommended to board

Residents in Firestone may soon have another individual working on their behalf to improve areas of the community as the Weld County Board of Commissioners unanimously recommended Commissioner Scott James be the newest member of the Firestone Urban Renewal Authority (FURA) Board.

Urban Renewal Authorities were originally developed as a way to help municipalities improve blighted areas of a community, or areas that in their current state, substantially impair or limit the sound growth of a municipality, hinder or obstruct the provision of housing accommodations or are a threat to public health, safety and welfare.

The FURA consists of several different tax entities from throughout Weld County. As a member of the FURA board, James will work with those entities and alongside his fellow board members to determine how revenue from those entities can be used to improve the community.

“With the projected growth of Weld County in the future, it’s critical that our communities have the infrastructure necessary to accompany that growth,” James said. “I look forward to working with members of the FURA board to see how we can best utilize resources to build and strengthen Firestone so that it meets the current and future needs of residents.”

Firestone is one of many municipalities James represents as commissioner of District 2. The commissioners’ recommendation will be sent to FURA’s Executive Director. James will join the board once appointed as a new member.

To learn more about the FURA, visit https://www.firestoneco.gov/111/Firestone-Urban-Renewal-Authority.