Aspen School District Property Tax Increase (November 2010)

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An Aspen School District Property Tax Increase measure was on the November 2, 2010 ballot in the Aspen school district area which is in Pitkin County.

This measure was approved

  • YES 3,507 (64.28%)Approveda
  • NO 1,949 (35.72%)[1]

This measure sought to increase the current property tax rate in the school district area by around $14 a year on a $500,000 valued home in order to raise near $1.2 million a year for the school district. The tax did not have a year limit and would stay in place until another vote was had to repeal it. School officials asked for this increase because it was the only feasible way to close the budget gap for the continuing school years, they said. A August 2010 poll taken of local residents showed that 62 percent would support the measure. The polls results spurred the school board to refer the measure to the ballot.[2]

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]