Boulder County Open Spaces Sales Tax Increase (November 2010)

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A Boulder County Open Spaces Sales Tax Increase measure was on the November 2, 2010 ballot in Boulder County.

This measure was approved

  • YES 60,637 (50.43%)Approveda
  • NO 59,644 (49.57%)[1]

This measure sought to increase the county sales tax by 15 cents per $100 purchased in order to buy more open space land and support the county department of Parks and Open Spaces. The existing sales tax revenue was used for open spaces and was 45 cents per $100, but park officials noted that the money at the time actually went towards paying off bonds and not much was left for other uses. Residents said the county already had a big enough area of open spaces and that more space or more taxes was not what the county needed at the moment.[2]

Additional reading

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]