Online petition launched to keep Vail Valley businesses open

An online petition launched by the town councils of Avon and Vail, along with the Vail Chamber & Business Association, pleads to keep local businesses open.

EAGLE COUNTY, Colo. — A plea to keep local businesses open has gathered a lot of momentum in a short time.

The town councils of Avon and Vail, along with the Vail Chamber & Business Association and the Vail Valley Partnership, the valley-wide chamber of commerce, recently launched an online petition to include Eagle County in a statewide program modeled on Mesa County’s Five Star Variance Protection Program.

The Eagle County petition was launched about midday on Saturday, Nov. 28. With little more than social media and word of mouth publicity, the petition had more than 1,800 signatures by midday Monday.

The Mesa County program began over the summer. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Monday unveiled a draft proposal for a similar program.

Vail Valley Partnership President and CEO Chris Romer said the state would set up the framework for the program. A local administrative committee made up of both business and public health representatives would get approval from the state, then run the program.

Read the full article at Vail Daily. 

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