Security Fire District Property Tax Increase Question (November 2012)

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A Security Fire District Property Tax Increase question was on the November 6, 2012 election ballot which is in El Paso County, which is in Colorado. It was approved.

This measure authorized an up to 3.325 mills property tax increase. This tax increase was estimated to amount to about $26 for every $100,000 assessed valuation for residential and $96 for every $100,000 assessed valuation for commercial properties.[1][2]

Election results

5B-Security Fire Protection District Tax
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 8,865 66.50%
No4,46533.50%

Election results from El Paso County Current Election Results Summary

Text of measure

Language on the ballot:

SHALL THE SECURITY FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT TAXES BE INCREASED $549,345.00 ANNUALLY IN THE FIRST FISCAL YEAR (2013) AND BY WHATEVER AMOUNTS AS ARE RECEIVED EACH YEAR THEREAFTER BY THE IMPOSITION OF THIS MILL LEVY INCREASE OF 3.325 MILLS UPON TAXABLE PROPERTY WITHIN THE DISTRICT, COMMENCING WITH THE TAX COLLECTION YEAR 2013 AND CONTINUING THEREAFTER, WITH SUCH REVENUES, TOGETHER WITH ANY AND ALL OTHER REVENUES TO BE COLLECTED, RETAINED AND SPENT BY THE DISTRICT FOR THE PURPOSES OF DEFRAYING SALARIES, OTHER OPERATING EXPENSES OF THE DISTRICT, AND/OR OTHER LAWFUL PURPOSES, AS A VOTER APPROVED REVENUE CHANGE AND AN EXCEPTION TO THE SPENDING, REVENUE RAISING, AND OTHER LIMITS WHICH WOULD OTHERWISE APPLY UNDER ARTICLE X, SECTION 20, OF THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION, C.R.S., 29-1-301(1), OR ANY OTHER LAWS?[2][3]

See also

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.