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November 2, 2010

Special Election held in conjunction with the Larimer County General Election


Ballot Issues:

  • City of Fort Collins Initiated Measure 2B
    .85% INCREASE IN THE CITY'S SALES AND USE TAX RATE ON ALL NON-EXEMPT TAXABLE ITEMS, TO BE USED FOR CERTAIN SPECIFIED PURPOSES

    Outcome:

    Yes 32,055 59.92%
    No 21,443 40.08%

    Ballot Language

    SHALL CITY OF FORT COLLINS TAXES BE INCREASED BY AN ESTIMATED $18.7 MILLION FOR THE FIRST FULL FISCAL YEAR (2011), AND BY SUCH AMOUNTS AS MAY BE GENERATED ANNUALLY THEREAFTER, BY INCREASING THE RATE OF THE CITY SALES AND USE TAX FROM 3.00% TO 3.85% COMMENCING JANUARY 1, 2011, AND ENDING AT MIDNIGHT ON DECEMBER 31, 2020, WITH ALL REVENUE GENERATED THEREFROM TO BE SPENT AS FOLLOWS:

    • 33% FOR STREET MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR
    • 17% FOR OTHER STREET AND TRANSPORTATION NEEDS;
    • 17% FOR POLICE SERVICES;
    • 11% FOR FIRE PROTECTION AND OTHER EMERGENCY SERVICES;
    • 11% FOR PARKS MAINTENANCE AND RECREATION SERVICES; AND
    • 11% FOR COMMUNITY PRIORITIES OTHER THAN THOSE LISTED ABOVE, AS DETERMINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL,

    PROVIDED THAT THIS INCREASE IN THE SALES AND USE TAX SHALL NOT APPLY TO ITEMS THAT ARE EXEMPT FROM TAXATION UNDER THE CITY CODE, SUCH AS FOOD AND PRESCRIPTION DRUGS, AND THAT THE INCREASE IN THE USE TAX SHALL NOT APPLY TO MANUFACTURING EQUIPMENT, AND FURTHER PROVIDED THAT THE CITY MANAGER SHALL ANNUALLY REPORT TO THE CITY COUNCIL ON THE PURPOSES FOR WHICH THE REVENUES FROM THE TAX INCREASE HAVE BEEN DESIGNATED OR USED IN THE PRECEDING CALENDAR YEAR AND THE COST SAVING MEASURES THAT WERE UNDERTAKEN BY THE CITY IN SUCH YEAR, AND FURTHER PROVIDED THAT THE FULL REVENUES DERIVED FROM THE TAX, AND ANY INVESTMENT EARNINGS THEREON, MAY BE RETAINED AND EXPENDED BY THE CITY FOR SUCH PURPOSES, NOTWITHSTANDING ANY STATE REVENUE OR EXPENDITURE LIMITATIONS INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ARTICLE X, SECTION 20 OF THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION?


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