Broomfield Service Expansion Fee, 2009
November 3, 2009 in Broomfield County for voters the City of Broomfield. The measure proposed reauthorizing a charge on builders of new houses and apartment complexes $1 for every square foot of space. The fee, unless, re-approved, was scheduled to expire in December 2010.Since it's first implementation in 1995, the tax has generated approximately $19.7 million. The revenue was used for local schools, infrastructure and street construction.
The measure was defeated.
The ballot language read as follows:
Without raising additional taxes, shall the existing City and County of Broomfield Service Expansion Fee excise tax of $1 for each square foot of total residential floor area of new buildings be extended permanently to provide for the purpose of funding construction of transportation improvements, joint-use educational and municipal facilities, for parks and recreation improvements, libraries and public infrastructure; and shall all proceeds and revenues therefrom and any earnings from the investment of the proceeds and revenues from the Service Expansion Fee excise tax be collected and spent without any limitation that would otherwise be imposed under Section 20 of Article X of the Colorado Constitution or any other law, such amounts to constitute voter approved revenue and spending changes?