- How do CRPD’s staffing levels compare to police departments in neighboring communities?
- Is a new fire station planned in Castle Rock?
- CRPD has requested 34 more staff and CRFD 41, for 75 positions total. The new housing tax is estimated to generate $13.9 million annually. Does that mean these employees would each be paid $185,000?
- Doesn’t growth – new homes and new commercial developments, like the Promenade – generate enough sales tax to pay for the firefighters and police officers the Town needs?
- Why is the Town requesting a 10-year “TABOR timeout?”
- Has the Town worked to cut its costs prior to requesting additional revenues?
- My home’s value has increased, and I’m expecting a big increase to my property tax bill. Won’t the Town get some of that money to help meet its needs?
- How does the Town’s sales tax compare to that of neighboring communities?
- I understand the Town receives a nominal portion of my property tax, but I think I pay enough overall. If the Town needs more revenue, can’t it negotiate with other local tax recipients for some?
- Don't the police and fire departments benefit from the impact fees the Town charges on every new house built?
- Why is more funding needed for Police if the department is already doing great?
- Would a sales tax increase disadvantage Castle Rock businesses by driving people to instead make online purchases?
- Does the Town spend all the revenue it brings in each year? If not, why can’t prior years’ savings be used to fund the needed fire and police positions?
- Why doesn’t the Town ask voters annually to approve any TABOR revenue surpluses rather than request a 10-year TABOR timeout?
- Why did the Town give business grants during 2020 if it has financial needs?
- I heard the Town can’t ask for a 10-year TABOR timeout – that five years is the maximum timeout allowed. Is that true?
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