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“Let me follow the logic here: The water fund is giving money to AEDC so they can go out and get businesses to use more water,” Richardson said. “That is ludicrous logic in my opinion. It gives the perception that the water fund is a cash cow. I will not support one water rate increase as long as Aurora Water has $200,000 to just send out the door to this organization.”

Just 54 votes separate retired Air Force Col. Dave Gruber and Tom Tobiassen, the former chairman of the Regional Transportation District. The slim margin was enough to force Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas counties to recount the ballots. State law dictates that if two candidates are within a half-percent of each other the votes must be recounted.