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CRIT voters approve ordinance to allow for leasing some water rights

John Gutekunst Parker Pioneer Jan 20, 2019

By a margin of close to 2 to 1, voting members of the Colorado River Indian Tribes approved Jan. 19 an ordinance to allow Tribal leaders to negotiate for leasing some of the Tribe’s water rights to outside interests.

According to unofficial election results posted at the Tribal offices, 435 (63.32 percent) members voted “Yes” for the ordinance, while 252 (36.68 percent) voted “No.”

Interest in the election was high. A total of 687 ballots were cast. The Tribes have 983 registered voting members.

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