April 2, 2019 Regular Election
Help Shape the Future!
All voters will be electing a new mayor, and voters in Districts 2, 4, and 6 will be electing representatives at the next regular election held on April 2, 2019. Voters in District 1 will be electing a representative to complete the remaining term vacated by Bob Overbeck. In addition to electing representatives, voters are usually presented with ballot issues, such as Charter amendments, financial issues, or initiated or referred ordinances or resolutions.
At the April 2 election, voters will be electing candidates for the following seats:
- Michael Charles Pruznick
- Wade Troxell
Councilmember District 1 (to fill the unexpired term of Bob Overbeck)
- Susan Gutowsky
- Glenn E. Haas
- Joe Somodi
Councilmember District 2
- Adam Eggleston
- Susan Holmes
- Noah Hutchison
- Julie Pignataro
Councilmember District 4
- Kristin Stephens
Councilmember District 6
- Lori Brunswig
- Emily Gorgol
- Fred Kirsch
CITY-INITIATED BALLOT ISSUE QUESTION NO. 1
SHALL CITY OF FORT COLLINS TAXES BE INCREASED BY AN ESTIMATED $34,000,000 FOR THE FIRST FULL FISCAL YEAR (2021) AND BY ALL AMOUNTS COLLECTED ANNUALLY THEREAFTER, BY RENEWING WITH MODIFICATIONS THE CITY’S CURRENT “KEEP FORT COLLINS GREAT” .85% SALES AND USE TAX, WHICH EXPIRES ON MIDNIGHT DECEMBER 31, 2020, WITH THE .85% TAX RATE IMPOSED COMMENCING MIDNIGHT ON DECEMBER 31, 2020, AND USED AS FOLLOWS:
- THE TAX RATE OF .25% SHALL EXPIRE AT MIDNIGHT ON DECEMBER 31, 2030, AND ITS REVENUES SHALL BE USED TO FUND MUNICIPAL OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE AND FOR ANY OTHER PUBLIC PURPOSES; AND
- THE REMAINING TAX RATE OF .60% SHALL NOT EXPIRE AND ITS REVENUES SHALL BE USED TO HELP SUSTAIN PUBLIC SAFETY SERVICE LEVELS AND FUND MUNICIPAL OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE, AND TO FUND ANY OTHER PUBLIC PURPOSES, EXCEPT 15.6% OF THESE REVENUES SHALL BE USED TO FUND THE FIRE PROTECTION AND EMERGENCY SERVICES BEING PROVIDED BY THE POUDRE FIRE AUTHORITY (PFA) UNDER THE CITY’S EXISTING AGREEMENT WITH THE POUDRE VALLEY FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT (DISTRICT), OR IN SUCH OTHER AMOUNT AS THE CITY AND DISTRICT MAY AGREE, BUT ABSENT AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN THEM FOR PFA’S SERVICES, THESE REVENUES MAY BE USED AS DETERMINED BY CITY COUNCIL;
BUT THE .85% TAX RATE SHALL NOT APPLY TO:
- ITEMS NOW EXEMPT UNDER THE CITY CODE FROM THE CITY’S SALES AND USE TAX;
- FOOD FOR HOME CONSUMPTION; AND
- REGARDING THE USE TAX ONLY, MANUFACTURING EQUIPMENT;
AND WITH ALL THE TAX REVENUES, AND INVESTMENT EARNINGS THEREON, TO BE COLLECTED, RETAINED AND SPENT AS A VOTER-APPROVED REVENUE CHANGE NOTWITHSTANDING THE SPENDING AND REVENUE LIMITATIONS OF ARTICLE X, SECTION 20 OF THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION?
CITIZEN-INITIATED CHARTER AMENDMENT NO. 1
Shall Section 3 of Article II of the City of Fort Collins Charter be repealed and replaced with a new Section 3 offering the Mayor and all Councilmembers compensation equal to the Fort Collins Area Median Household Income, in accordance with the U.S. Census American Community Survey (ACS) five-year estimates, plus benefits afforded to full-time, exempt city employees; allowing the Mayor or any Councilmember to decline or accept reduced compensation; and requiring them to publicly report their Council-related activities, commencing on April 2, 2019?