Louisville City Sales Tax Increase (November 2012)

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A Louisville City Sales Tax question was on the November 6, 2012 election ballot in Boulder County, which is in Colorado, where it was approved.

This question authorized the City of Louisville to increase its sales tax by 0.375% which would raise $1.5 million dollars in its first year, 2014. This tax would expire in ten years and the revenue would be used Parks, Trails and Recreation related improvements.[1]

Election results

Louisville City Question 2A
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 8,023 67.23%
No3,91032.77%

Election results from Boulder County Current Election Results Summary

Text of measure

Language on the ballot:

SHALL CITY OF LOUISVILLE TAXES BE INCREASED $1,500,000 IN 2014 AND THEN ANNUALLY BY WHATEVER ADDITIONAL AMOUNTS ARE RAISED THEREAFTER FROM THE CONTINUATION OF THE SALES TAX OF 0.375 PERCENT BEGINNING JANUARY 1, 2014 AND EXPIRING TEN YEARS AFTER SUCH DATE; WITH THE NET PROCEEDS OF SUCH SALES TAX TO BE COLLECTED, RETAINED AND SPENT EXCLUSIVELY FOR THE ACQUISITION OF LAND IN AND AROUND THE CITY OF LOUISVILLE FOR OPEN SPACE BUFFER ZONES, TRAILS, WILDLIFE HABITATS, WETLANDS PRESERVATION AND FUTURE PARKS; AND FOR THE DEVELOPMENT, CONSTRUCTION, OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE OF SUCH OPEN SPACE ZONES, TRAILS, WILDLIFE HABITATS, WETLANDS AND PARKS; AND SHALL THE CITY 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 Boulder County Elections, Tabor Notice (dead link)
  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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