How is the Town spending voter-approved TABOR revenue?

In November 2016, 69 percent of Castle Rock voters approved a measure that allowed the Town to keep $714,580 in revenues beyond TABOR limits from 2015. Voters specifically allocated that money to police, fire, emergency medical and transportation purposes. That’s where the money is going.

Here is a detailed list, which Council approved in April 2017:

•Active shooter body armor and shields for 73 Castle Rock Police Officers: $95,360 •Rifle Lights for CRPD: $22,200 •Ballistic/stab-resistant vest for the K9 Unit: $2,950 •Electronic speed signs: $24,000 (note that these will not give tickets) •LIDAR speed detection devices: $12,980 •Crash Data Reader (CRPD): $3,500 •Mobile Fingerprint Units: $5,100 •AEDs for Town buildings and Downtown businesses: $37,000 •AEDs for marked police cars: $53,000 •Stop the Bleed Kids to for local schools (helps bystanders stop life-threatening bleeding): $41,000 •Reserve Brush Unit (CRFD): $15,000 •Telescopic Forklift (CRFD): $47,500 •Vehicle Extrication Equipment (CRFD): $60,000 •Flashing yellow arrows for 19 intersections: $228,000 •Flashing beacons for crosswalks: $70,000

Get details on each item in the Council memo.

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1. How much in annual revenue does the Town’s sales tax on food produce?
2. Can grocery tax revenue be used to help fund renewable water?
3. If the grocery tax was eliminated, would the Town have less resources for transportation needs?
4. How much in surplus funds does the Town have?
5. What services are funded by local taxes?
6. Is the Town responsible for all public services within Town boundaries?
7. Does the Town of Castle Rock help fund local schools?
8. How is the Town spending voter-approved TABOR revenue?
9. Can you explain why Founders Village is a special Tax district and how money from this tax district is used? Thanks.
10. What is the additional fee on purchases at the Promenade, and to whom does that go?
11. I made a purchase at a Castle Rock grocery store and noted there were 3 sales tax items shown: 4%, 3.9% & 2.9%. I thought Castle Rock’s sales tax was 7.9% total. What is the breakdown for this 10.8%?
12. Where can I find out about the Town’s budget?