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April 5, 2005

Regular Municipal Election


Official Candidates

  • Mayor
    • Bill Bertschy
    • Mark Brophy
    • Doug Hutchinson
    • Scott VanTatenhove
  • Councilmember District 1
    • Rich Davis
    • Ben Manvel
  • Councilmember District 3
    • Eric Hamrick
    • Diggs Brown
  • Councilmember District 5
    • Kelly Ohlson
    • Marty Tharp

Ballot Issues

  • Ballot Issue No. 1
    A Citizen-Initiated Ordinance Eliminating Sales Tax on Grocery Food

    Outcome:

    For 8,652 27.65 %
    Against 22,642 72.35 %

    Ballot Language

    An ordinance amending Section 25-73(d)(1) of the Code of the City of Fort Collins to phase in the elimination of the existing 2.25 percent city sales tax on food for domestic home consumption by reducing said sales tax to 1.5 percent on January 1, 2005; 0.75 on January 1, 2006; and zero percent on January 1, 2007.

    Full Text of the Ordinance

  • Ballot Issue No. 2
    A Citizen-Initiated Ordinance Relating to the Discontinuance of Fluoridation of the City Water Supplies

    Outcome:

    For 10,501 33.74 %
    Against 20,626 66.26 %

    Ballot Language

    An ordinance repealing Section 26-50 of the City Code so as to prohibit any person, agent or any public or private water system from adding any fluoride or fluorine- containing product, substance or chemical to the public water supply which is intended to cure, mitigate, treat or prevent any disease in man above the general purpose of making the water more potable.

    Full Text of the Ordinance

  • Ballot Issue No. 3
    A City-Initiated Question Extending an Existing 0.25% Sales and Use Tax for the Street Maintenance Program

    Outcome:

    For 22,537 72.48 %
    Against 8,555 27.52 %

    Ballot Language

    Shall City of Fort Collins taxes be increased by an estimated $6,200,000 for the first full fiscal year (2006) and by such amounts as may be generated annually thereafter by extending through December 31, 2015 the existing sales and use tax for the street maintenance program at the rate of 0.25% (25 cents on a $100 purchase), which tax is presently scheduled to expire December 31, 2005; provided that the revenues derived from such tax extension shall be used to pay the costs of planning, design, right- of-way acquisition, incidental upgrades and other costs associated with:

    • The repair and renovation of city streets, including but not limited to curbs, gutters, bridges, sidewalks, parkways, shoulders and medians;

    And further provided that the full amount of revenues derived from the tax extension may be retained and expended by the City notwithstanding any state revenue or expenditure limitation, including the limitation contained in Article X, Section 20 of the Colorado Constitution?


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