The City Council of the City of Greeley has referred two ballot measures to Greeley voters for the November 6, 2018 election that relate to taxes and are, therefore, considered TABOR (Taxpayers Bill of Rights) issues. The ballot issues are numbered “2O” and “2P” on the ballot.
TABOR, a 1992 amendment to the Colorado Constitution, requires that certain information about tax measures be mailed to registered voters prior to the election. Part of this information is a summary of any written comments received in favor of and opposed to the ballot issues.
The deadline to submit written comments to the Greeley City Clerk is noon on Friday, September 21, 2018, at 1000 10th Street, Greeley.
Any individual may file written comments. However, only comments meeting the following requirements will be used to create the summaries that are mailed to Greeley registered voters prior to the election:
- Comments must address Greeley ballot issue 2O or 2P (label your comments as referring to Greeley ballot issue 2O or 2P).
- Comments filed with the City Clerk must include a signature and voter registration address for the person submitting the comments.
- Comments must be filed in writing with the Greeley City Clerk (1000 10th Street) by noon on September 21, 2018.
- Comments must be filed by persons eligible to vote in the City of Greeley.
The Greeley City Clerk’s Office will accept comments filed by noon on September 21, 2018, on the following TABOR issues:
2O. WITHOUT INCREASING THE RATE OF ANY TAX, SHALL THE EXISTING 0.30% SALES AND USE TAX RATE SCHEDULED TO EXPIRE ON DECEMBER 31, 2022 BE EXTENDED THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2042 FOR QUALITY OF LIFE PURPOSES AS ORIGINALLY APPROVED AND, EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2019, SHALL SUCH PURPOSES ALSO INCLUDE TRANSPORTATION CAPACITY AND INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS AND NECESSARY BUILDING MAINTENANCE?
2P. WITHOUT INCREASING THE RATE OF ANY TAX, SHALL THE EXISTING 0.16% SALES AND USE TAX RATE SCHEDULED TO EXPIRE ON DECEMBER 31, 2024 BE EXTENDED THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2044 FOR PUBLIC SAFETY PURPOSES AS ORIGINALLY APPROVED AND, EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2019, SHALL SUCH PURPOSES ALSO INCLUDE THE CONSTRUCTION, MAINTENANCE AND STAFFING OF PUBLIC SAFETY FACILITIES?
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