What issues do Readers want Chaffee County BoCC Candidates to Address?

From time to time Ark Valley Voice offers a survey for readers to express their opinions on topics of importance in Chaffee County. As the Nov. 8 2022 General Election is approaching, we want to know what topics you want us to explore with the candidates running for Chaffee County Board of County Commissioners.

We’ll use your priorities to ask questions about where they stand on the issues, what they propose as solutions, and how they will prioritize their public service, including their public policies and actions, on behalf of Chaffee County.


This poll is closed. You can review the results below.


Which are the top four issues most important to your life, livelihood, and enjoyment of life:

  • Adopt sustainable policies to protect our natural resources from the impacts of overuse (and/or exploitation), countering the growing impacts of drought, wildfire, and climate change (18%, 21 Votes)
  • Create affordable housing solutions so I can afford to live in the area where I work (14%, 16 Votes)
  • Complete and fairly enforce the Land Use Code so it finally agrees with the county's comprehensive plan (14%, 16 Votes)
  • Address the region's rising behavioral/mental health and substance abuse, especially among our youth (11%, 13 Votes)
  • Do more to protect our natural resources from the impacts of overuse (11%, 13 Votes)
  • Create alternative living/housing options that allow me to grow old in this county (11%, 13 Votes)
  • Develop and execute regional transportation improvements and broadband connectivity (9%, 11 Votes)
  • Support the area's economic/business landscape so that I can see a future for myself here (7%, 8 Votes)
  • More attention to public safety, rising crime, and extremist activities (5%, 6 Votes)

Total Voters: 33

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