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April 7, 2015

Regular Municipal Election


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  • BALLOT ISSUE NO.1
    A City-Initiated Question
    Extending the Expiring Twenty-five Hundredths Percent (0.25%) "Building on Basics" Capital Projects Sales and Use Tax for a Period of Ten Years for the Purpose of Obtaining Revenue for the "Community Capital Improvement Program" Capital Projects and Related Operation and Maintenance

    Ballot Language

    WITHOUT RAISING ADDITIONAL TAXES, SHALL THE CITY'S EXISTING 0.25% SALES AND USE TAX (25 CENTS ON A $100 PURCHASE) APPROVED BY THE VOTERS IN 2005 FOR THE "BUILDING ON BASICS" CAPITAL PROJECTS PROGRAM BE EXTENDED FROM ITS CURRENT EXPIRATION AT THE END OF DECEMBER 31, 2015, THROUGH THE END OF DECEMBER 31, 2025; PROVIDED THAT THE REVENUE DERIVED FROM THE EXTENSION OF SUCH TAX SHALL BE USED TO PAY THE COSTS OF PLANNING, DESIGN, REAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION, AND CONSTRUCTION OF THE FOLLOWING CAPITAL PROJECTS AS PART OF THE "COMMUNITY CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM", AND TO PAY FIVE (5) YEARS OF OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE ("O&M") FOR CERTAIN OF THESE CAPITAL PROJECTS AS SPECIFIED BELOW, ALL SUBJECT TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF PROPOSED ORDINANCE NO. 013, 2015:

    • PEDESTRIAN SIDEWALK/AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT COMPLIANCE - SAFE ROUTES TO EVERYWHERE
    • BICYCLE INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS - SAFE ROUTES TO EVERYWHERE
    • BUS STOP IMPROVEMENTS - SAFE ROUTES TO EVERYWHERE
    • DOWNTOWN POUDRE RIVER ENHANCEMENTS AND KAYAK PARK (WITH O&M)
    • BIKE/PED GRADE SEPARATED CROSSINGS FUND (WITH O&M)
    • TRANSFORT BUS FLEET REPLACEMENT
    • ARTERIAL INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENTS FUND
    • IMPLEMENTING NATURE IN THE CITY (WITH O&M)
    • GARDENS ON SPRING CREEK VISITOR'S CENTER EXPANSION (WITH O&M)
    • SOUTHEAST COMMUNITY CENTER WITH OUTDOOR POOL (WITH O&M)
    • AFFORDABLE HOUSING FUND
    • LINCOLN AVENUE WEST SEGMENT ROAD IMPROVEMENTS (WITH O&M)
    • CITY PARK TRAIN
    • RENOVATION OF THE HISTORIC CARNEGIE BUILDING (WITH O&M)
    • LINDEN STREET RENOVATIONS DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION (WITH O&M)
    • CLUB TICO RENOVATION
    • WILLOW STREET RENOVATIONS DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION (WITH O&M)

    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, THE LIMITATION IN ARTICLE X, SECTION 20 OF THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION?

  • BALLOT ISSUE NO. 2
    A City-Initiated Question
    Extending the Expiring Quarter-cent Sales and Use Tax Used to Fund the City's Street Maintenance Program

    Ballot Language

    WITHOUT RAISING ADDITIONAL TAXES, SHALL THE CITY'S EXISTING 0.25% SALES AND USE TAX (25 CENTS ON A $100 PURCHASE) APPROVED BY THE VOTERS IN 2005 FOR THE STREET MAINTENANCE PROGRAM BE EXTENDED FROM ITS CURRENT EXPIRATION AT THE END OF DECEMBER 31, 2015, THROUGH THE END OF DECEMBER 31, 2025; 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, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE LIMITATION CONTAINED IN ARTICLE X, SECTION 20 OF THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION?

  • BALLOT QUESTION NO. 3
    A City-Initiated Question
    A Proposed Amendment to Article X of the City Charter Pertaining to Initiative and Referendum

    Ballot Language

    Shall various sections of Article X of the Charter of the City of Fort Collins, pertaining to initiative and referendum, be amended to clarify certain procedural requirements as follows: increase from sixty to ninety days the amount of time an initiative petition must be filed with the City Clerk before a regular City election; provide that if a voter signs a petition more than once, the first signature shall be counted and all subsequent signatures rejected; to clarify that signatures may be added to a petition during the designated cure period; to clarify that a registered elector may protest the sufficiency or insufficiency of a petition; to provide for the City Manager to appoint a hearing officer other than the City Clerk to conduct the hearing in the event of a protest; and to change the wording of a submission clause to "Yes/For" and "No/Against" in response to each measure?

  • BALLOT QUESTION NO. 4
    A City-Initiated Question
    Proposed Amendments to Article VIII, Section 4(b) of the City Charter Pertaining to the Sufficiency of a Nominating Petition

    Ballot Language

    Shall Article VIII, Section 4(b) of the Fort Collins City Charter be amended to eliminate provisions from the Charter providing that a circulator is required to certify the number of signatures on a petition nominating a candidate for City Council and that the last signatures in excess of the number certified shall be disregarded and to simplify the process for the City Clerk's examination of a nominating petition?

  • BALLOT QUESTION NO. 5
    A City-Initiated Question
    A Proposed Amendment to Article IX, Section 3(c) of the City Charter Pertaining to Recall Elections

    Ballot Language

    Shall Article IX, Section 3(c) of the Fort Collins City Charter, pertaining to votes cast in the event of a recall, be amended to eliminate the requirement that no vote cast for a candidate to replace a recalled City Councilmember shall be counted unless the voter also voted for or against the recall of the person sought to be recalled from the office (which amendment is made necessary by a recent decision of the Colorado Supreme Court that prohibits such a requirement)?

  • BALLOT QUESTION NO. 6
    A City-Initiated Question
    A Proposed Amendment to Article XII of the City Charter Pertaining to the Definition of "Service Area"

    Ballot Language

    Shall the definition of "service area" in Article XIII of the Fort Collins City Charter be amended to state that "service area" means a major city administrative unit designated as a service area by the City Council by ordinance?


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