Aspen School District Property Tax Increase (November 2010)
This measure was approved
- YES 3,507 (64.28%)
- NO 1,949 (35.72%)
This measure sought to increase the current property tax rate in the school district area by around $14 a year on a $500,000 valued home in order to raise near $1.2 million a year for the school district. The tax did not have a year limit and would stay in place until another vote was had to repeal it. School officials asked for this increase because it was the only feasible way to close the budget gap for the continuing school years, they said. A August 2010 poll taken of local residents showed that 62 percent would support the measure. The polls results spurred the school board to refer the measure to the ballot.