River Task Force to Hold First Meeting

The Governor’s River Access Dispute Resolution Task Force will be meeting on September 22, 2010 at the Upper Arkansas Water Conservancy District office in Salida (339 E. Rainbow).  The meeting starts at 2:00 p.m. and is expected to run until 7:00 p.m. Public testimony will be allowed at the meeting in Salida starting at around 5:00 p.m.

Members are encourage to attend and voice their opinion about how the process should be set up.

Governor Ritter created this task force in response to the contentious right-to-float bill (HB10-1188) that was debated in the 2010 Legislative session.  The purpose of the task force is not to resolve the legal/policy debate on right-to-float but is to establish a framework to resolve the disputes as they arise.  The task force is charged with coming up with a fair and efficient dispute resolution process for boaters (both commercial and private), anglers and landowners.  A report shall be submitted to the Governor no later than December 31, 2010.


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