The Ballots are out, and you need to get them mailed in or dropped off by April 2nd at 7:00 P.M. Unlike with your tax return, postmarks do not count with the ballots. If you live in Grand Junction, there are three issues that you need to vote for on the ballot. The GJ Free Press has asked the Grand Junction city council candidates to sound off on 6 questions regarding the ballot issues. Some candidates spoken in person, others just e-mailed their answers back, but we will share the links with you to those answers printed by the Free Press so you can get your ballot completed and mailed in early, or dropped off before next Tuesday.

Part One covers these questions:

1.) Do you support the City's contribution to the development of Colonias Park? What would you like to see there? (Grand Junction has allotted $30,000 for a Master Plan update, and $250,000 for an initial phase of development.)
2.) Do you support the continued development of the Riverfront Trail? What are the priorities there?
3.) What is your opinion on the Brady Trucking issue? Should Brady be allowed to expand on the Riverfront Trail?
Part 2 covers these questions:
1.) What are your feelings regarding housing in Grand Junction? What can City Council do (if anything) to facilitate affordable housing?
2.) How should GJ deal with its homeless population? Should the police department reinstate its HOT (Homeless Outreach Team) program?
3.) What is your stance on renovating the Avalon Theatre?
Review the answers on these important issues and place your votes today.
Ballots can be dropped off at the Mesa County Elections Office Located at 200 Spruce Street Monday through Friday from 7:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. or at the City Of Grand Junction's Clerk's Office at 250 N. 5th Street, Monday through Friday from 7:30 A.M to 5:30 P.M. Both offices will be open Election Day until 7:00 P.M.