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City to Host Public Forum on Keep Fort Collins Great Tax January 10

Released on Thursday, January 3, 2019
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The City will host a public forum January 10 to gather input on the two options City Council would like to consider in advance of the voter-approved Keep Fort Collins Great (KFCG) tax sunset December 31, 2020.

The meeting will be from 6-7 p.m. at the Fort Collins Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Drive.

At the January 2 work session, City Council focused on two options for replacing KFCG revenue:

Option A – Base Rate Increase: A one-time vote putting the 0.85 percent into the base sales tax.

Option B – Base Rate Increase & Dedicated Tax: Includes a 0.6 percent base sales tax increase to cover the current KFCG contributions for core services such as police, streets, fire, parks and recreation, and a 0.25 percent renewable tax to support other existing services. This renewable 0.25 percent could be dedicated to services such as modes of transportation (sidewalks, bicycling, transit and infrastructure) and sustainability (economic, environmental and social health), or it could be a general revenue stream devoted to highest priority needs based on the City's biennial budget process.

Since 2011, KFCG has funded basic operations and enabled the City to maintain a desired level of service and respond to emerging community needs and trends. Council will continue this discussion at the January 22 work session and, if it decides, will refer the item to ballot during the February 5 regular meeting.

To share feedback on the issue and read more, go to https://ourcity.fcgov.com/KFCG.