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Cañon City TABOR temporary relief vote (2009)

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A Cañon City TABOR temporary relief vote was on the November 3, 2009 ballot in Fremont County for voters in Cañon City.

The ballot measure asked for the city to be permitted to keep and spend revenues currently restricted by the 1992 statewide TABOR. The 1992 TABOR law requires statewide voter approval of tax increases that exceed an index created by combining inflation and population increases.

On July 20, 2009 the Cañon City Council unanimously approved a TABOR timeout ballot measure for the ballot. The measure, if approved, is not permanent but instead has a 10-year limit. The measure is expected to provide temporary relief during the state's economic downturn. If approved, the measure would be in effect from January 1, 2010 until January 1, 2020. After the 10 year relief, TABOR will be reinstated.[1]

Election results

The measure was approved.[2]

Cañon City TABOR temporary relief vote
Result Votes Percentage
Approveda Yes 2,417 57.55%
No 1,783 42.45%
Total votes 4,200 100.00%
Voter turnout 47.26%

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