Firestone Town Sales Tax Increase Question (November 2012)

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A Firestone Town Sales Tax Increase question was on the November 6, 2012 election ballot in Weld County, which is in Colorado, where it was defeated.

If approved, this question would have authorized the Town of Firestone to increase sales taxes by 1% for fifteen years in order to fund for repair, maintenance and renovating of parks, streets and utilities. The first year increase will raise tax revenue by $1.5 million for collection in 2013.[1]

Election results

Firestone Town Sales Tax Question 2A
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No274154.22%
Yes 2314 45.78%

Election results from Weld County Summary of Election Results

Text of measure

Language on the ballot:

SHALL TOWN OF FIRESTONE TAXES BE INCREASED $1,500,000 IN 2013 AND THEN ANNUALLY BY WHATEVER ADDITIONAL AMOUNTS ARE RAISED THEREAFTER BY THE IMPOSITION OF A TEMPORARY SALES TAX AT THE RATE OF 1.0 PERCENT, SUCH TEMPORARY SALES TAX TO COMMENCE JANUARY 1, 2013 AND EXPIRE FIFTEEN YSHALL TOWN OF FIRESTONE TAXES BE INCREASED $1,500,000 IN 2013 AND THEN ANNUALLY BY WHATEVER ADDITIONAL AMOUNTS ARE RAISED THEREAFTER BY THE IMPOSITION OF A TEMPORARY SALES TAX AT THE RATE OF 1.0 PERCENT, SUCH TEMPORARY SALES TAX TO COMMENCE JANUARY 1, 2013 AND EXPIRE FIFTEEN YEARS THEREAFTER AND BE COLLECTED IN ADDITION TO THE TOWN’S PERMANENT SALES TAX OF 2.0 PERCENT UPON THE TOWN’S EXISTING SALES TAX BASE, SO THAT THERE CONTINUES TO BE NO TOWN SALES TAX UPON SALES OF FOOD FOR DOMESTIC HOME CONSUMPTION, WITH THE NET PROCEEDS OF SUCH ADDITIONAL 1.0 PERCENT SALES TAX TO BE COLLECTED, RETAINED AND SPENT FOR ACQUISITION, DEVELOPMENT, CONSTRUCTION, OPERATION, MAINTENANCE, REPAIR, REPLACEMENT, EXPANSION,

REHABILITATION AND RENOVATION OF EXISTING AND PLANNED PARKS, STREETS AND UTILITIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO CENTRAL PARK IMPROVEMENTS, ARTERIAL, COLLECTOR, AND LOCAL STREETS, WATERLINES, CULVERTS, DRAINAGE FACILITIES, RAW WATER IRRIGATION FACILITIES, CURBS, GUTTERS, SIDEWALKS, TRAILS, BRIDGES, SHOULDERS AND MEDIANS, AND FOR PUBLIC WORKS OPERATIONS EQUIPMENT; AND SHALL THE TOWN BE PERMITTED TO COLLECT, RETAIN AND EXPEND ALL REVENUES DERIVED FROM SUCH SALES TAX AS A VOTER-APPROVED REVENUE CHANGE AND AN EXCEPTION TO LIMITS WHICH WOULD OTHERWISE APPLY UNDER ARTICLE X, SECTION 20 OF THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION OR ANY OTHER LAW?

YES

NO[1][2]

See also

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]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Weld County Elections, Sample Ballot
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  3. Colorado Amendment 66

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