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November 1, 2005
Special Election held in conjunction with the Larimer County Coordinated Election
Referred Issue 2A - A City-Initiated Question
(relating to the extension of an existing sales and use tax for the "Building on Basics" Capital Project Program)
Yes 23,652 71.91% No 9,237 28.09%
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 AN ORDINANCE EXTENDING THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2015 AN EXISTING SALES AND USE TAX AT THE RATE OF 0.25% (25 CENTS ON A $100 PURCHASE), WHICH EXISTING TAX WAS APPROVED BY THE VOTERS IN 1997 FOR THE "COMMUNITY ENHANCEMENT" CAPITAL PROJECTS PROGRAM AND WHICH IS PRESENTLY SCHEDULED TO EXPIRE DECEMBER 31, 2005; PROVIDED THAT THE REVENUE DERIVED FROM THE EXTENSION OF SUCH TAX SHALL BE USED TO PAY THE COSTS OF PLANNING, DESIGN, RIGHT-OF-WAY ACQUISITION, CONSTRUCTION, AND AT LEAST SEVEN (7) YEARS OF OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE OF THE FOLLOWING CAPITAL PROJECTS AS PART OF THE "BUILDING ON BASICS" CAPITAL PROJECT PROGRAM, SUBJECT TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF PROPOSED ORDINANCE NO. 092, 2005:
- INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENTS AND TRAFFIC SIGNALS (INCLUDING HARMONY/COLLEGE)
- TIMBERLINE ROAD - DRAKE ROAD TO PROSPECT ROAD
- HARMONY ROAD - SENECA STREET TO COLLEGE AVENUE
- LINCOLN CENTER RENOVATION AND CULTURAL FACILITIES PLAN
- PARK UPGRADES AND ENHANCEMENTS
- FORT COLLINS SENIOR CENTER IMPROVEMENTS
- FORT COLLINS MUSEUM/DISCOVERY SCIENCE CENTER JOINT FACILITY
- FORT COLLINS BICYCLE PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION
- PEDESTRIAN PLAN AND DISABILITY ACCESS IMPROVEMENTS
- NORTH COLLEGE AVENUE IMPROVEMENTS PHASE 2 - VINE DRIVE TO CONIFER STREET
- TRANSIT FLEET VEHICLE REPLACEMENT
- LIBRARY TECHNOLOGY
- POLICE SERVICES COMPUTER AIDED DISPATCH, RECORDS AND JAIL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM REPLACEMENT PROJECT
AND FURTHER PROVIDING THAT THE FULL REVENUES DERIVED FROM THE TAX MAY BE RETAINED AND EXPENDED BY THE CITY FOR SUCH PURPOSES, NOTWITHSTANDING ANY STATE REVENUE OR EXPENDITURE LIMITATION INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ARTICLE X, SECTION 20 OF THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION?
Referred Issue 2B - A City-Initiated Ballot Issue
(pertaining to a multiple fiscal year obligation in connection with the Timberline and Prospect Special Improvement District No. 94).
This issue is limited to property owners within the District.
Yes 10 100% No 0 0.00%
SHALL CITY OF FORT COLLINS DEBT BE INCREASED BY UP TO $2.5 MILLION IN PRINCIPAL AMOUNT, WITH A REPAYMENT COST OF UP TO $3,325,000 TOTAL PRINCIPAL AND INTEREST, BY THE EXECUTION OF A MULTIPLE YEAR FINANCIAL AGREEMENT UNDER WHICH THE CITY WOULD REPAY CERTAIN PROPERTY OWNERS WITHIN THE TIMBERLINE AND PROSPECT SPECIAL IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT NO. 94 WHO HAVE ADVANCED THE COST OF THE IMPROVEMENTS TO BE CONSTRUCTED WITHIN SUCH SPECIAL IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT, WITH THE CITY'S FINANCIAL OBLIGATIONS UNDER THE AGREEMENT TO BE PAYABLE SOLELY FROM SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS LEVIED AGAINST PROPERTIES LOCATED WITHIN THE SPECIAL IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT?
Referred Issue 2C - A City-Initiated Proposed Charter Amendment No. 1
(relating to the publication of Ordinances)
Yes 16,330 54.55% No 13,604 45.45%
Shall Article II Section 7 of the City Charter be amended to change the publication requirement for ordinances of the City Council so as to permit publication in a local newspaper by number and title only, and to require publication of the full text of any ordinance on the City's official internet web site?
Referred Issue 2D - A City-Initiated Proposed Charter Amendment No. 2
(relating to the elimination of the Election Board and the creation of a Canvass Board)
Yes 11,552 42.85% No 15,405 57.15%
Shall Article VIII, Sections 5 and 7 of the City Charter be amended to eliminate the Board of Elections and replace it with a Canvass Board which shall be responsible for certifying the results of certain elections?