Alamosa Tax Increase for Pool Measure, 2009

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The Alamosa Tax Increase for Pool Measure was on the November 3, 2009 ballot in Alamosa County for voters in the City of Alamosa.

The measure proposed a 1-percent sales tax increase that would extend seven years. After seven years the tax increase would remain at 1/4-percent. It was estimated that the new tax would pay for a $10.7 million aquatic center. City officials said that the 1/4-percent is necessary for the maintenance of the proposed facility and is estimated to cost $250,000-300,000 a year.

It was placed on the ballot after a 5 to 1 vote by the city council. Councilor Charles Griego was the only one to vote against placing the measure on the ballot. Councilors Greg Gillaspie, April Gonzales, Josef Lucero, Leland Romero and Mayor Pro Tem Kathy Rogers voted in favor of the measure.[1]

Election results

The measure was defeated.[2]

Tax increase for pool measure
Result Votes Percentage
Defeatedd No 1,258 67.82%
Yes 597 32.18%
Total votes 1,855 100.00%
Voter turnout NA%

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]