Denver metro commissioners throw weight behind new SCFD funding plan

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AURORA | A board representing commissioners from the seven-county Denver metropolitan area has thrown its support behind a revised funding plan for the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD).

The Metro Area County Commissioners on Oct. 30 unanimously voted to support renewing the district and changes to how its benefitting scientific and cultural organizations receive shares of SCFD revenues.

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“As county commissioners, we understand how important this district is to arts and culture in our individual counties,” said Elise Jones, a Boulder County Commissioner who is vice chair of the association, in a news release. “And we also recognize the importance of a regional approach to this funding. This district is a national model and a local treasure and we are happy to be part of its continued health.”

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The SCFD renewal proposal is slated for consideration during the 2016 legislative session.