Tri-Lakes Monument Fire Protection District Levy Increase Question (November 2012)

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A Tri-City Fire District Property Tax Increase question was on the November 6, 2012 election ballot in El Paso county, which is in Colorado.

If approved, this measure would authorize an increase of up to 3 mills in property tax to provide funding for operations. This additional need is due to lower revenue from property tax caused by declining property value.[1][2]

Election results

Tri-Lakes Monument Fire Protection District Tax
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 9,478 64.66%
No5,18035.34%

Election results from El Paso County Current Election Results Summary

Text of measure

Language on the ballot:

SHALL TRI-LAKES MONUMENT FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT TAXES BE INCREASED $1,034,208 ANNUALLY, OR BY SUCH AMOUNT AS MAY BE RAISED BY THE IMPOSITION OF AN AD VALOREM PROPERTY TAX RATE OF 3.OO MILLS, BEING AN INCREASE FROM 8.50 MILLS TO 11.50 MILLS, TO BE CERTIFIED IN 2012 AND COLLECTED IN 2013, AND CONTINUING EACH YEAR THEREAFTER AS OTHERWISE ALLOWED BY LAW, WHICH INCREASE SHALL BE FOR FUNDING THE GENERAL FUND OF THE DISTRICT TO PROVIDE PROPER FIRE PROTECTION, EMERGENCY RESPONSE, AND SAFETY FOR THE RESIDENTS, PROPERTY OWNERS AND BUSINESSES OF THE DISTRICT INCLUDING:

OFFSETTING DECREASES IN TAX REVENUE RESULTING FROM LOWER ASSESSED VALUES OF PROPERTY WITHIN THE DISTRICT, MAINTAINING CURRENT STAFFING LEVELS, MAINTAINING FIRE PROTECTION AND EMS VEHICLES AND EQUIPMENT, MAINTAINING STATIONS, REAL PROPERTY, FACILITIES OR EQUIPMENT AS NECESSARY TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF THE COMMUNITY;

AND SHALL THE PROCEEDS OF SUCH TAXES AND ANY INVESTMENT INCOME THEREON BE COLLECTED AND SPENT BY THE DISTRICT AS A VOTER-APPROVED REVENUE CHANGE IN 2013, AND IN EACH YEAR THEREAFTER WITHOUT REGARD TO ANY SPENDING, REVENUE-RAISING, OR OTHER LIMITATIONS CONTAINED WITHIN ARTICLE X, SECTION 20 OF THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION, OR SECTION 29-1-301, COLORADO REVISED STATUTES, AND WITHOUT LIMITING IN ANY YEAR THE AMOUNT OF OTHER REVENUES THAT MAY BE COLLECTED AND SPENT BY THE DISTRICT?[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.