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Coal Creek Canyon Park District Levy Increases, 2(November 2011)

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Two Coal Creek Canyon Park District Levy Increase measures were on the November 1, 2011 ballot in the Coal Creek Canyon park district area which is in Jefferson and Boulder Counties.

Both measures were defeated

This measure sought to increase the current district levy to a rate of 3 mills in order to further pay for park operational and maintenance costs in the district.
Boulder

  • YES 152 (44.71%)
  • NO 188 (55.29%)Defeatedd

Jefferson

  • YES 285 (37.25%)
  • NO 480 (62.75%)Defeatedd

The second measure sought to allow the district to keep all their taxes which is not allowed under the TABOR law set in the Colorado constitution.[1]
Boulder

  • YES 151 (44.67%)
  • NO 187 (55.33%)Defeatedd[2]

Jefferson

  • YES 302 (39.89%)
  • NO 445 (60.11%)Defeatedd[3]

Text of measure

Question 4A The question on the ballot:

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

SHALL COAL CREEK CANYON PARK AND RECREATION DISTRICT TAXES BE INCREASED UP TO $104,260 IN FISCAL YEAR 2012 AND BY WHATEVER TAX REVENUES ARE GENERATED BY AN AD VALOREM PROPERTY TAX MILL LEVY RATE IN EACH FISCAL YEAR THEREAFTER NOT TO EXCEED THREE (3.0) MILLS TO BE USED FOR THE ACQUISITION OF LAND FOR A COMMUNITY PARK, RECREATIONAL FACILITIES, TRAILS, OPEN SPACE AND NATURAL AREAS, AND THE DISTRICT’S ADMINISTRATION, MAINTENANCE AND OPERATING EXPENSES PROVIDED THAT SUCH MILL LEVY RATE MAY BE ADJUSTED BY THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS TO TAKE INTO ACCOUNT LEGISLATIVE OR CONSTITUTIONALLY IMPOSED ADJUSTMENTS IN ASSESSED VALUES OR THE METHOD OF THEIR CALCULATION OCCURRING AFTER JANUARY 1, 2012, SO THAT, TO THE EXTENT POSSIBLE, THE ACTUAL REVENUES GENERATED BY SUCH MILL LEVY ARE NEITHER REDUCED NOR INCREASED AS A RESULT OF SUCH CHANGES; AND SHALL THE PROCEEDS OF SUCH TAXES AND ANY INVESTMENT INCOME THEREON BE COLLECTED, RETAINED AND SPENT BY THE DISTRICT IN FISCAL YEAR 2012 AND IN EACH FISCAL YEAR THEREAFTER FOR AS LONG AS THE DISTRICT CONTINUES IN EXISTENCE, SUCH AUTHORIZATION TO CONSTITUTE A VOTER‐ APPROVED REVENUE CHANGE WHICH MAY BE COLLECTED, RETAINED AND SPENT BY THE DISTRICT WITHOUT REGARD TO ANY SPENDING, REVENUE‐RAISING, OR OTHER LIMITATION CONTAINED IN ARTICLE X, SECTION 20 OF THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION, THE LIMITS IMPOSED ON INCREASES IN PROPERTY TAXATION BY SECTION 29‐1‐301, C.R.S. IN ANY YEAR, OR ANY OTHER LAW WHICH PURPORTS TO LIMIT THE DISTRICT'S REVENUES OR EXPENDITURES AS IT CURRENTLY EXISTS OR AS IT MAY BE AMENDED IN THE FUTURE, ALL WITHOUT LIMITING IN ANY YEAR THE AMOUNT OF OTHER REVENUES THAT MAY BE COLLECTED, RETAINED AND SPENT BY THE DISTRICT?

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