Avon Town Sales Tax Increase (November 2011)

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An Avon Town Sales Tax Increase measure was on the November 1, 2011 ballot in the town of Avon which is in Eagle County.

This measure was defeated

  • YES 282 (38.01%)
  • NO 460 (61.99%)Defeatedd[1]

This measure sought to increase the local sales tax in the town by a rate of .35 percent in order to further fund public transit services, transit equipment and facilities relating to public transit in the town.[2]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

SHALL TOWN OF AVON TAXES BE INCREASED $875,000 ANNUALLY BEGINNING IN 2012 AND BY WHATEVER ADDITIONAL AMOUNTS ARE RAISED ANNUALLY IN EACH SUBSEQUENT YEAR BY AN INCREASE IN THE TOWN SALES TAX RATE OF ZERO POINT THREE FIVE PERCENT (0.35%); AND SHALL THE PROCEEDS OF SUCH SALES TAX BE DEDICATED SPECIFICALLY TO THE AVON SUSTAINABLE TRANSIT PROJECT WHICH PROJECT SHALL BE DEFINED AS OPERATING PUBLIC TRANSIT SERVICES AND ACQUIRING, CONSTRUCTING, FINANCING AND MAINTAINING PUBLIC TRANSIT EQUIPMENT, FACILITIES AND RELATED CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS; AND SHALL SUCH CHANGE BE IN EFFECT AS OF JANUARY 1, 2012; AND SHALL THE TOWN BE AUTHORIZED TO COLLECT, RETAIN AND SPEND ALL REVENUES FROM SUCH TAXES AND THE EARNINGS FROM THE INVESTMENT OF SUCH REVENUES AS A VOTER APPROVED REVENUE CHANGE UNDER ARTICLE X, SECTION 20 OF THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION OR ANY OTHER LAW?

Current Statewide

A 2013 statewide measure, Amendment 66, would authorize Colorado to increase taxes with an expected revenue increase of $950 million for school funding.[3]

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