Boulder City Infrastructure Bond Measure (November 2011)
This measure was approved
- YES 19,107 (74.9%)
- NO 6,402 (25.1%)
This measure sought to issue a bond in the amount of $49 million in order to pay for aging infrastructure in the city. Due to other bonds being repaid, a tax increase will not be added to pay for the bond, it will just be paid with money already being used for that purpose. Specific projects include improving city roads, buying new police equipment, repairing bridges and upgrading other infrastructure as needed. Though the city noted that they have at least $700 million worth of projects to be done in the city, they felt the $49 million asked was an appropriate amount.
The Camera has given its endorsement to this measure stating that the infrastructure improvements will not raise taxes but still help the city with improvement projects.
- The Daily Camera, "Boulder ballot item proposal: $49 million for infrastructure bonds," July 15, 2011
- The Daily Camera, "Boulder considers bonds, tax increases for capital improvements," February 22, 2011