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Pikes Peak Library District Tax Increase and Merge Question (November 2012)

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A Pikes Peak Library District Tax Increase and Merge measure was on the November 6, 2012 election ballot in El Paso County, which is in Colorado.

If approved this measure will authorize the merging of Manitou Springs library with the Pikes Peak Library District and will authorize a tax increase of up to 4 mills ($4 per $1,000 assessed value) to fund the additional costs of merging and operation of an additional library location. The increase is estimated to amount to $32 a year per $100,000 in valuation for residential and $116 a year per $100,000 in valuation for commercial.[1][2]

Election results

City of Manitou Springs Library Tax
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 1537 55.31%
No124244.69%

Election results from El Paso County Current Election Results Summary

Text of measure

Language on the ballot:

SHALL THE CITY OF MANITOU SPRINGS TAXES BE INCREASED BY TWO HUNDRED THIRTYNINE THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED FORTY-SEVEN DOLLARS ($239,547.00) ANNUALLY IN THE FIRST FISCAL YEAR AND BY WHATEVER ADDITIONAL AMOUNTS ARE RAISED ANNUALLY IN EACH SUBSEQUENT YEAR BY THE IMPOSITION OF AN ADDITIONAL MILL LEVY BY THE PIKES PEAK LIBRARY DISTRICT NOT TO EXCEED FOUR (4) MILLS UPON TAXABLE REAL AND PERSONAL PROPERTY WITHIN THE CITY, SUCH REVENUES TO BE COLLECTED, RETAINED AND SPENT BY THE PIKES PEAK LIBRARY DISTRICT AS AUTHORIZED BY THE COLORADO LIBRARY LAW, C.R.S. § 24-90-101, ET SEQ., AND SHALL THE PROCEEDS OF SUCH TAX AND INVESTMENT INCOME THEREON CONSTITUTE A VOTER-APPROVED REVENUE CHANGE TO BE COLLECTED AND SPENT BY THE PIKES PEAK LIBRARY DISTRICT WITHOUT REGARD TO ANY EXPENDITURE, REVENUE-RAISING, OR OTHER LIMITATION CONTAINED IN ARTICLE X, SECTION 20, OF THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION OR ANY OTHER LAW?[2][3]

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References

  1. "Colorado Springs Independent," "Decisions, Decisions" September 6, 2012
  2. 2.0 2.1 El Paso County Elections, Current Measures
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.