The Board of County Commissioners has extended the moratorium on new medical marijuana Optional Premises Cultivation Operations within unincorporated Garfield County until June 30, 2012. Except, in the event that a court declares the Colorado Medical Marijuana Code to be unlawful, then the moratorium may cease before that date. The Board also reaffirmed its previous statement that, pursuant to the vote of the Garfield County electorate, medical marijuana centers and marijuana-infused products manufacturers existing in unincorporated Garfield County must cease any and all operations no later than July 1, 2011.
The Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) of Garfield County appointed Andrew (Drew) Gorgey, currently the First Assistant County Attorney in El Paso County, to be the new Garfield County Attorney, effective June 27, 2011. Mr. Gorgey was with the El Paso County Attorney’s Office since June 2002, and he held leadership positions there since 2004. He has broad experience in multiple areas of county government law. Prior to his county work, he was in private practice in Colorado Springs and also served for three years as a criminal prosecutor in the 4th Judicial District Attorney’s Office. Mr. Gorgey is a
The Board of County Commissioners proposed state legislation to address the disparity in health care rates across the state. The legislation would define a statewide rate and would reduce costs for rural counties. 10-16-104.9. Geographic Rating Areas. (1) The commissioner shall promulgate a rule establishing a geographic rating area or areas, giving due consideration and weight to the age of covered individuals, the insureds’ geographic location, and tobacco use. Geographical rating areas may be established as one rating area for the entire state, or rating areas based on a combination of counties, or areas in which all zip codes share