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Posted on: August 20, 2021

Town Council approves ballot language for election this November

Castle Rock 2021 November election

Four revenue questions will be on the ballot for Castle Rock voters this November, Town Council decided Tuesday.

Voters will decide on these questions:

NEW HOUSING CONSTRUCTION TAX FOR POLICE AND FIRE

SHALL CASTLE ROCK TAXES BE INCREASED BY $13,900,000 ANNUALLY IN THE FIRST FULL YEAR OF SUCH INCREASE, AND BY WHATEVER ADDITIONAL AMOUNTS ARE RAISED ANNUALLY THEREAFTER, FOR THE SOLE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING POLICE, FIRE PROTECTION, AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES FROM A NEW HOUSING CONSTRUCTION TAX IMPOSED AND PAID UPON ISSUANCE OF A BUILDING PERMIT AT A RATE UP TO AND INCLUDING $7.00 PER SQUARE FOOT OF NEW RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION; PROVIDED THAT:

(I) COMMENCING JANUARY 1, 2023, THE MAXIMUM RATE SHALL BE ADJUSTED FOR INFLATION IN FUTURE YEARS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONSUMER PRICE INDEX FOR ALL URBAN CONSUMERS IN THE DENVER-AURORA-LAKEWOOD STATISTICAL AREA;

(II) THE RATE OF SUCH TAX MAY BE INCREASED OR DECREASED WITHOUT FURTHER VOTER APPROVAL SO LONG AS THE RATE DOES NOT EXCEED $7.00 PER SQUARE FOOT AS ADJUSTED FOR INFLATION; AND 

(III) ALL REVENUES FROM SUCH TAX SHALL BE COLLECTED, RETAINED, AND SPENT AS A VOTER-APPROVED REVENUE CHANGE AND AS AN EXCEPTION TO THE LIMITS THAT WOULD OTHERWISE APPLY UNDER ARTICLE X, SECTION 20 OF THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION OR ANY OTHER APPLICABLE LAW?

YES ____ NO ____

OPEN SPACE SALES AND USE TAX

SHALL CASTLE ROCK TAXES BE INCREASED BY $1,870,000 ANNUALLY IN THE FIRST FULL YEAR OF SUCH INCREASE, AND BY WHATEVER ADDITIONAL AMOUNTS ARE RAISED ANNUALLY THEREAFTER, FROM A 0.1% SALES AND USE TAX, TO BE USED SOLELY FOR THE PURPOSE OF ACQUIRING, DEVELOPING AND MAINTAINING OPEN SPACE AND TRAILS, AND SHALL ALL REVENUES FROM SUCH TAX BE COLLECTED, RETAINED, AND SPENT AS A VOTER-APPROVED REVENUE CHANGE AND AS AN EXCEPTION TO THE LIMITS THAT WOULD OTHERWISE APPLY UNDER ARTICLE X, SECTION 20 OF THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION OR ANY OTHER APPLICABLE LAW?

YES ____ NO ____

PARKS AND RECREATION SALES TAX ON LODGING

SHALL CASTLE ROCK TAXES BE INCREASED BY $650,000 ANNUALLY IN THE FIRST FULL YEAR OF SUCH INCREASE, AND BY WHATEVER ADDITIONAL AMOUNTS ARE RAISED ANNUALLY THEREAFTER, FROM AN ADDITIONAL 6.0% SALES TAX ON LODGING, TO BE USED SOLELY FOR PARKS AND RECREATION PURPOSES, AND SHALL ALL REVENUES FROM SUCH TAX BE COLLECTED, RETAINED AND SPENT AS A VOTER-APPROVED REVENUE CHANGE AND AS AN EXCEPTION TO THE LIMITS THAT WOULD OTHERWISE APPLY UNDER ARTICLE X, SECTION 20 OF THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION OR ANY OTHER APPLICABLE LAW?

YES ____ NO ____

USE OF ALL EXCESS REVENUES SOLELY FOR POLICE, FIRE AND ROADS

WITHOUT CREATING NEW TAXES OR RAISING CURRENT TAXES AND SOLELY TO PAY FOR THE FOLLOWING:

  • POLICE;
  • FIRE PROTECTION;
  • EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES;
  • ROADS AND OTHER TRANSPORTATION PURPOSES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE CRYSTAL VALLEY/I-25 INTERCHANGE,

SHALL CASTLE ROCK BE AUTHORIZED:

(I) TO RETAIN AND SPEND ALL TOWN REVENUES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, GRANTS AND CONTRIBUTIONS FROM OTHER GOVERNMENTS FOR INTERCHANGES AND OTHER TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS, IN EXCESS OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL LIMITATION ON TOWN FISCAL YEAR SPENDING FOR THE NEXT TEN FISCAL YEARS, BEGINNING WITH THE 2021 FISCAL YEAR; AND

(II) TO RETAIN AND SPEND AN AMOUNT OF TOWN REVENUES IN EXCESS OF SUCH LIMITATION FOR THE 2031 FISCAL YEAR AND THEREAFTER UP TO AN AMOUNT EQUAL TO THE HIGHEST TOTAL TOWN REVENUES FOR ANY FISCAL YEAR FROM THE 2021 FISCAL YEAR THROUGH AND INCLUDING THE 2030 FISCAL YEAR, ADJUSTED EACH YEAR AS PROVIDED FOR BY ARTICLE X, SECTION 20(7) OF THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION?

YES ____ NO ____

The election will be conducted by mail ballot. Ballots will be mailed to registered Castle Rock voters in mid-October and will be due in no later than 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 2.

Additional information, including educational videos on each ballot question and frequently asked questions, is available at CRgov.com/2021Election.

 

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