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Aurora Question 2K

City of Aurora Question 2K

Shall Section 3-6 of the Aurora City Charter be amended from the November 1993 approval to increase the salaries of councilmembers to $18,500 per year, increase the salary of the mayor to $80,000 per year, and increase the salary of the mayor pro-tem to $20,550 per year, effective January 1, 2018?

YES
NO

Bennett Fire Protection District Issue 4D


Bennett Fire Protection District No. 7 Issue 4D

SHALL BENNETT FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT NO. 7 (D/B/A BENNETT-WATKINS FIRE RESCUE) TAXES BE INCREASED $744,795 ANNUALLY, COMMENCING IN 2018, OR BY SUCH AMOUNT AS MAY BE RAISED ANNUALLY THEREAFTER BY THE IMPOSITION OF AN ADDITIONAL MILL LEVY RATE OF UP TO 4.093 MILLS, THE REVENUE THEREFROM TO PAY THE DISTRICT'S OPERATING, MAINTENANCE AND OTHER EXPENSES, INCLUDING PERSONNEL COSTS NECESSARY TO IMPROVE THE DISTRICT'S PUBLIC AND LIFE SAFETY-RELATED SERVICES; RESULTING IN A TOTAL DISTRICT PROPERTY TAX RATE NOT TO EXCEED 13.000 MILLS TOTAL, EXCLUSIVE OF REFUNDS, ABATEMENTS, OR DEBT SERVICE, (PROVIDED THAT SUCH MAXIMUM MILL LEVY SHALL BE ADJUSTED UP OR DOWN TO ACCOUNT FOR CHANGES IN LAW OR THE METHOD BY WHICH ASSESSED VALUATION IS CALCULATED OCCURRING AFTER 2017, SO THAT TO THE EXTENT POSSIBLE, THE ACTUAL TAX REVENUES GENERATED BY THE MILL LEVY, AS ADJUSTED, ARE NEITHER DIMINISHED NOR ENHANCED AS A RESULT OF SUCH CHANGES), AND SHALL BENNETT-WATKINS FIRE RESCUE BE AUTHORIZED TO COLLECT, RETAIN AND SPEND THE PROCEEDS OF SUCH ADDITIONAL MILL LEVY RATE NOTWITHSTANDING ANY LIMITS PROVIDED BY LAW?

YES
NO

Byers School District 32J Question 3A

Byers School District 32J Question 3A

Shall the present and future elected directors of the Byers School District be authorized to serve more than two consecutive terms of office, thereby eliminating the limitation on terms of office of Article XVIII, 11 of the Colorado Constitution?

YES
NO

Castle Rock Issue 300

Town of Castle Rock Issue 300

Shall the Town of Castle Rock Home Rule Charter be amended to provide that the Town Council, the seven-member governing body of the Town, consist of a Mayor elected by all of the electors of the Town for a four-year term, with the Mayor's service limited to two four-year terms, and six Councilmembers who are elected for four-year terms by the electors of the district where each Councilmember resides?

YES
NO

Foxfield Issue 2B

Town of Foxfield Issue 2B

SHALL TOWN OF FOXFIELD TAXES BE INCREASED BY FOUR HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS ($400,000) ANNUALLY IN THE FIRST FISCAL YEAR (2018), AND BY SUCH AMOUNTS AS ARE RAISED ANNUALLY THEREAFTER BY IMPOSING AN ADDITIONAL SALES TAX OF 5% ON THE SALE OF RETAIL MARIJUANA AND RETAIL MARIJUANA PRODUCTS, WITH THE TAX REVENUES BEING USED TO FUND GENERAL GOVERNMENT EXPENSES AS DETERMINED BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES, WITH THE RATE OF THE TAX BEING ALLOWED TO BE INCREASED OR DECREASED WITHOUT FURTHER VOTER APPROVAL SO LONG AS THE RATE OF TAXATION DOES NOT EXCEED 15%, AND WITH THE RESULTING TAX REVENUE BEING ALLOWED TO BE COLLECTED AND SPENT AS A VOTER APPROVED REVENUE CHANGE WITHOUT REGARD TO ANY EXPENDITURE, REVENUE RAISING, OR OTHER LIMITATION CONTAINED IN ARTICLE X, 20, OF THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION OR ANY OTHER LAW?

YES
NO

Jackson Fire Protection District Issue 5A

Jackson 105 Fire Protection District Issue 5A

SHALL JACKSON 105 FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT TAXES BE INCREASED $188,551 ANNUALLY, COMMENCING IN 2018, OR BY SUCH AMOUNT AS MAY BE RAISED ANNUALLY THEREAFTER BY THE IMPOSITION OF AN ADDITIONAL MILL LEVY RATE OF UP TO 4.0 MILLS, RESULTING IN A TOTAL DISTRICT PROPERTY TAX RATE OF 12.11 MILLS, EXCLUSIVE OF REFUNDS, ABATEMENTS, OR DEBT SERVICE, TO PAY THE DISTRICT'S OPERATING, MAINTENANCE AND OTHER EXPENSES (PROVIDED THAT SUCH TOTAL MILL LEVY SHALL BE ADJUSTED UP OR DOWN TO ACCOUNT FOR CHANGES IN LAW OR THE METHOD BY WHICH ASSESSED VALUATION IS CALCULATED OCCURRING AFTER 2017, SO THAT TO THE EXTENT POSSIBLE, THE ACTUAL TAX REVENUES GENERATED BY THE TOTAL MILL LEVY, AS ADJUSTED, ARE NEITHER DIMINISHED NOR ENHANCED AS A RESULT OF SUCH CHANGES); AND SHALL THE DISTRICT BE AUTHORIZED TO COLLECT, RETAIN AND SPEND THE REVENUE THEREFROM AS AN EXCEPTION TO THE LIMITS THAT WOULD OTHERWISE APPLY UNDER ARTICLE X, SECTION 20 OF THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION OR ANY OTHER LAW, AND AS A PERMANENT WAIVER OF THE 5.5% LIMITATION UNDER SECTION 29-1-301, C.R.S.?

YES
NO

Littleton Ballot Issues 2C and 2D

City of Littleton Ballot Issue 2C

WITHOUT CREATING ANY NEW TAX OR INCREASING ANY CURRENT TAXES, SHALL THE CITY OF LITTLETON, COLORADO BE AUTHORIZED TO RETAIN AND SPEND ALL TAXES, GRANTS AND OTHER REVENUES RECEIVED IN 2016 IN EXCESS OF LIMITATIONS ESTABLISHED BY ARTICLE X, SECTION 20 OF THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION, USING SUCH EXCESS EXISTING REVENUES ONLY FOR CAPITAL PROJECTS TO INCLUDE SOME OR ALL OF THE FOLLOWING USES AND ALLOCATIONS DEPENDING ON THE AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS, WITH ALL PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE X, SECTION 20, OF THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION REMAINING IN EFFECT, INCLUDING VOTER APPROVAL OF ANY NEW TAX, TAX RATE INCREASE OR ADDITIONAL DEBT? PROJECTS:
1. PAVEMENT IMPROVEMENT INITIATIVE - RESIDENTIAL STREETS
2. BOWLES AVENUE AND FEDERAL BOULEVARD INTERSECTION SAFETY UPGRADES TOTAL PROJECT ESTIMATE USING EXCESS EXISTING REVENUES $1,937,904.

YES
NO

City of Littleton Ballot Issue 2D

WITHOUT CREATING ANY NEW TAX OR INCREASING ANY CURRENT TAXES, SHALL THE CITY OF LITTLETON, COLORADO BE ABLE TO:
1. RETAIN AND SPEND IN 2017 AND THEREAFTER ALL REVENUES EQUAL TO THE 2016 REVENUE TOTAL; AND
2. ADJUST 2016 REVENUE TOTAL EACH YEAR THEREAFTER FOR INFLATION AS PROVIDED BY ARTICLE X, SECTION 20, OF THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION; AND
3. ADJUST 2016 REVENUE TOTAL EACH YEAR THEREAFTER FOR THE PERCENTAGE CHANGE IN LOCAL GROWTH AS PROVIDED BY ARTICLE X, SECTION 20, OF THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION; AND ADJUSTED BY THE QUALIFICATION OR DISQUALIFICATION OF ENTERPRISES AND DEBT SERVICE CHANGES AS PROVIDED BY ARTICLE X, SECTION 20, OF THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION WITH ALL PROVISIONS OF ARTICLE X, SECTION 20, OF THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION REMAINING IN EFFECT, INCLUDING VOTER APPROVAL OF ANY NEW TAX, TAX RATE INCREASE OR ADDITIONAL DEBT?

YES
NO

Sable-Altura Fire Protection District Issue 4E

Sable-Altura Fire Protection District Issue 4E

SHALL SABLE-ALTURA FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT TAXES BE INCREASED $350,000 (FIRST FULL FISCAL YEAR DOLLAR INCREASE) ANNUALLY BEGINNING IN LEVY YEAR 2017 (FOR COLLECTION IN CALENDAR YEAR 2018) BY INCREASING THE DISTRICT'S EXISTING PROPERTY TAX OF 7.000 MILLS BY 4.330 MILLS TO BE USED FOR ADMINISTRATION, OPERATIONS, AND CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS, ALL REVENUE AND EARNINGS FROM THIS TAX CONSTITUTING A PERMANENT VOTER-APPROVED REVENUE CHANGE WITHIN THE MEANING OF ARTICLE X, SECTION 20 OF THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION AND AN EXCEPTION TO THE LIMITATIONS SET FORTH IN SECTION 29-1-301 OF THE COLORADO REVISED STATUTES AND ANY OTHER LAW?

YES
NO

Sheridan Issue 2A

City of Sheridan Issue 2A

SHALL THE CITY OF SHERIDAN TAXES BE INCREASED BY $1,710,000.00 ANNUALLY BEGINNING IN 2018 (FIRST FULL FISCAL YEAR OF SUCH TAX INCREASE) AND BY WHATEVER ADDITIONAL AMOUNTS ARE RAISED ANNUALLY THEREAFTER BY IMPOSING, EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2018, A NEW EXCISE TAX UPON THE FIRST SALE OR TRANSFER OF UNPROCESSED RETAIL MARIJUANA BY A RETAIL MARIJUANA CULTIVATION FACILITY WITHIN THE CITY AND UPON THE SALE OR TRANSFER OF RETAIL MARIJUANA AND RETAIL MARIJUANA PRODUCTS WITHIN THE CITY, ALL AS LEGALIZED BY ARTICLE XVIII, SECTION 16 OF THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION, AT THE RATE OF FIVE PERCENT (WHICH RATE MAY BE ADJUSTED FROM TIME TO TIME BY THE CITY COUNCIL ON EITHER THE FIRST SALE OR TRANSFER OF UNPROCESSED RETAIL MARIJUANA BY A RETAIL MARIJUANA CULTIVATION FACILITY OR UPON THE SALE OR TRANSFER OF RETAIL MARIJUANA AND RETAIL MARIJUANA PRODUCTS OR UPON BOTH SUCH SALES OR TRANSFERS WITHOUT FURTHER VOTER APPROVAL SO LONG AS SUCH RATE DOES NOT EXCEED TEN PERCENT), WITH SUCH EXCISE TAX TO BE IN ADDITION TO THE APPLICATION OF THE CITY'S SALES TAX, AND THE REVENUE RECEIVED BY THE CITY FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE EXCISE TAX TO BE USED TO PAY OR REIMBURSE THE CITY FOR DIRECT AND INDIRECT PUBLIC SAFETY COSTS INCURRED OR EXPENDED BY THE CITY RELATED TO THE REGULATION OF THE USE OF RETAIL MARIJUANA AND RETAIL MARIJUANA PRODUCTS, AND FOR OTHER GENERAL PUBLIC SAFETY PURPOSES OF THE CITY, AND WITH THE REVENUE FROM SUCH TAX AND ANY EARNINGS FROM THE INVESTMENT THEREOF TO BE COLLECTED AND SPENT AS A VOTER APPROVED REVENUE CHANGE UNDER ARTICLE X SECTION 20 OF THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION?

YES
NO

Sheridan Sanitation District Issue 5A

Sheridan Sanitation District Number 1 Issue 5A

SHALL SHERIDAN SANITATION DISTRICT NO. 1 ("DISTRICT") DEBT BE INCREASED UP TO $300,000, WITH A REPAYMENT COST OF UP TO $550,000, AND SHALL DISTRICT TAXES BE INCREASED UP TO $23,000 ANNUALLY, OR BY SUCH LESSER AMOUNT AS MAY BE NECESSARY TO PAY THE DISTRICT'S DEBT; SUCH DEBT TO CONSIST OF GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS OR OTHER MULTIPLE FISCAL YEAR FINANCIAL OBLIGATIONS, INCLUDING CONTRACTS, ISSUED OR TO BE ISSUED UPON SUCH TERMS AND CONDITIONS AS THE DISTRICT MAY DETERMINE, FOR THE PURPOSE OF PAYING ALL OR ANY PART OF THE COST OF REHABILITATING, RENOVATING OR EXPANDING THE DISTRICT'S WASTEWATER COLLECTION SYSTEM AND RELATED IMPROVEMENTS; SUCH DEBT TO BEAR INTEREST AT A NET EFFECTIVE INTEREST RATE NOT TO EXCEED 6% PER ANNUM AND BE PAYABLE FROM ANY LEGALLY AVAILABLE REVENUES, INCLUDING A MILL LEVY WITHOUT LIMITATION OF RATE AND IN AMOUNTS SUFFICIENT TO PAY THE PRINCIPAL OF AND INTEREST ON SUCH DEBT?

YES
NO

South Suburban Park and Recreation District Issues 4B and 4C

South Suburban Park and Recreation District Issue 4B

WITHOUT RAISING TAX RATES OR IMPOSING ANY NEW TAX, SHALL SOUTH SUBURBAN PARK AND RECREATION DISTRICT'S EXISTING 1 MILL PROPERTY TAX LEVY (APPROVED IN MAY 2010) AND EXISTING 2 MILL PROPERTY TAX LEVY (APPROVED IN NOVEMBER 2014) BE EXTENDED IN ALL FUTURE YEARS TO PAY OPERATING AND OTHER EXPENSES, INCLUDING: (1) MAINTAINING AND CONSERVING NATURAL AREAS, OPEN SPACE AND PARKS THROUGHOUT THE DISTRICT; (2) MAINTAINING AND IMPROVING WALKING, BIKING AND HIKING TRAILS (SUCH AS HIGH LINE CANAL, LEE GULCH, MARY CARTER GREENWAY, BIG DRY CREEK, AND WILLOW CREEK); (3) REPAIRING AND IMPROVING EXISTING PARKS, RECREATION FACILITIES AND PLAYGROUNDS; (4) REPLACING OUTDATED MECHANICAL EQUIPMENT WITH NEW ENERGY SAVING SYSTEMS INCLUDING RENEWABLE ENERGY; AND (5) SAVING WATER BY REPLACING INEFFICIENT IRRIGATION SYSTEMS IN PARKS AND USING NON-TREATED WATER WHERE FEASIBLE?

YES
NO

South Suburban Park and Recreation District Issue 4C

WITHOUT IMPOSING ANY NEW TAX, SHALL SOUTH SUBURBAN PARK AND RECREATION DISTRICT DEBT BE INCREASED $46,860,000, WITH A REPAYMENT COST OF UP TO $61,657,541 TO PROVIDE PARK AND RECREATION AMENITIES, INCLUDING: (1) IMPROVING CONNECTIVITY OF EXISTING TRAILS IN THE DISTRICT TO REGIONAL TRAILS SUCH AS THE HIGH LINE CANAL TRAIL, AND PROVIDING IMPROVEMENTS ALONG THE TRAILS FOR WALKERS AND BIKERS; (2) IMPROVING ENERGY AND WATER EFFICIENCY AT PARKS, FIELDS AND FACILITIES; (3) REPAIRING AND IMPROVING AGING RECREATION FACILITIES TO PROVIDE UPDATED SERVICES FOR SENIORS, FAMILIES AND CHILDREN; (4) PROVIDING MORE OPPORTUNITIES FOR ACTIVE RECREATION FOR CHILDREN, YOUTH, AND ADULTS BY BUILDING A NEW INDOOR MULTI-GENERATIONAL FACILITY, INCLUDING TURF FIELDS AND PICKLEBALL COURTS; AND (5) RENOVATING AND UPGRADING EXISTING PLAYGROUNDS AND IMPROVING EXISTING PARKS; AND SHALL THE TAX APPROVED AT THE MAY 2000 ELECTION BE USED TO PAY PREVIOUSLY ISSUED DEBT AND EXTENDED TO PAY THE PRINCIPAL OF AND INTEREST ON THE DEBT AUTHORIZED BY THIS QUESTION OR TO REFINANCE SUCH DEBT, WHICH IS NOT EXPECTED TO INCREASE THE EXISTING DEBT SERVICE LEVY OF 1.163 MILLS, BUT WHICH LEVY MAY BE INCREASED IF NECESSARY ANNUALLY WITHOUT LIMITATION AS TO RATE; AND SHALL SUCH DEBT BE GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS TO BE SOLD IN ONE SERIES OR MORE, FOR A PRICE AT, ABOVE OR BELOW PAR, ON TERMS AND CONDITIONS AS PERMITTED BY LAW?

YES
NO

Strasburg Fire Protection District Issue 4F

Strasburg Fire Protection District No. 8 Issue 4F

SHALL THE STRASBURG FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT NO. 8 AD VALOREM MILL LEVY BE INCREASED OR DECREASED ANNUALLY, COMMENCING IN 2018, TO ACCOUNT FOR CHANGES IN LAW OR THE METHOD BY WHICH ASSESSED VALUATION IS CALCULATED OCCURRING IN 2017 OR THEREAFTER, SO THAT TO THE EXTENT POSSIBLE, THE ACTUAL TAX REVENUES GENERATED BY THE MILL LEVY, AS ADJUSTED, ARE NEITHER DIMINISHED NOR ENHANCED AS A RESULT OF SUCH CHANGES; THE REVENUES FROM SUCH ADJUSTMENT TO BE USED FOR THE PURPOSE OF PAYING THE DISTRICT'S OPERATIONS, MAINTENANCE, AND OTHER EXPENSES, AND SHALL THE PROCEEDS OF SUCH TAXES AND INVESTMENT INCOME THEREON BE COLLECTED AND SPENT BY THE DISTRICT AS A VOTER APPROVED REVENUE CHANGE IN 2018 AND IN EACH YEAR THEREAFTER, WITHOUT REGARD TO ANY SPENDING, REVENUE-RAISING, OR OTHER LIMITATION CONTAINED WITHIN ARTICLE X, SECTION 20 OF THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION, OR SECTION 29-1-301, COLORADO REVISED STATUES, AND WITHOUT LIMITING IN ANY YEAR THE AMOUNT OF OTHER REVENUES THAT MAY BE COLLECTED AND SPENT BY THE DISTRICT?

YES
NO

Valley Sanitation District Issue 4A

Valley Sanitation District Issue 4A

SHALL VALLEY SANITATION DISTRICT DEBT BE INCREASED UP TO $2.7 MILLION, WITH A REPAYMENT COST OF UP TO $4.4 MILLION, AND SHALL DISTRICT TAXES BE INCREASED BY UP TO $190,000 ANNUALLY TO PAY SUCH DEBT FOR THE PURPOSE OF FINANCING THE COSTS OF RELOCATING AND IMPROVING THE DISTRICT'S INTERCEPTOR SEWER LINE INCLUDING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, A NEW FORCE MAIN AND LIFT STATION IN THE DISTRICT'S WASTEWATER COLLECTION SYSTEM, BY THE ISSUANCE AND PAYMENT OF GENERAL OBLIGATION LOAN AGREEMENTS, NOTES, BONDS, OR OTHER MULTIPLE FISCAL YEAR OBLIGATIONS WHICH SHALL BEAR INTEREST AT A MAXIMUM NET EFFECTIVE INTEREST RATE NOT TO EXCEED 3.5% PER ANNUM, MATURE, BE SUBJECT TO REDEMPTION, WITH OR WITHOUT PREMIUM, AND BE ISSUED AT SUCH TIME, AT SUCH PRICE (AT, ABOVE OR BELOW PAR) AND IN SUCH MANNER AND CONTAINING SUCH TERMS, NOT INCONSISTENT WITH THIS BALLOT ISSUE, AS THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS MAY DETERMINE; AND SHALL AD VALOREM PROPERTY TAXES BE LEVIED WITHOUT LIMIT AS TO THE MILL RATE TO GENERATE AN AMOUNT SUFFICIENT IN EACH YEAR TO PAY THE PRINCIPAL OF, PREMIUM IF ANY, AND INTEREST ON SUCH DEBT AND TO FUND ANY RESERVES FOR THE PAYMENT THEREOF?

YES
NO