I read the town is deciding how to use pandemic money from the Fed. Would they consider using this to build affordable housing for our workforce? It’s getting very expensive for them to live here.

At the April 5, 2022 Council Meeting, Town Council directed staff to use the Town’s American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds toward road projects as recommended. To date, an affordable housing project has not been part of internal Town discussions on the topic. Historically, the Town has supported affordable housing within the community as a participant in the Douglas County Housing Partnership and not through direct projects. 

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1. I read the town is deciding how to use pandemic money from the Fed. Would they consider using this to build affordable housing for our workforce? It’s getting very expensive for them to live here.
2. How much in annual revenue does the Town’s sales tax on food produce?
3. Can grocery tax revenue be used to help fund renewable water?
4. If the grocery tax was eliminated, would the Town have less resources for transportation needs?
5. How much reserve funds does the Town have?
6. What services are funded by local taxes?
7. Is the Town responsible for all public services within Town boundaries?
8. Does the Town of Castle Rock help fund local schools?
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?