Calhan City Tax Increase Question (November 2012)

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A Calhan City 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 a sales tax increase of 1% to be used for street and road maintenance. The estimated additional revenue from this increase is $50,000 dollars a year.[1][2]


Election results

2A- City of Calhan Roadways and Bridges Tax
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 162 51.10%
No15548.90%

Election results from El Paso County Current Election Results Summary

Text of measure

Language on the ballot:

SHALL THE TOWN OF CALHAN TAXES BE INCREASED BY $50,000 ANNUALLY (ESTIMATED FIRST FULL FISCAL YEAR DOLLAR INCREASE) AND BY WHATEVER ADDITIONAL AMOUNTS ARE RECEIVED THEREAFTER, BY THE LEVY OF A ONE PERCENT (ONE PENNY PER DOLLAR) SALES AND USE TAX UPON EVERY TRANSACTION OR OTHER INCIDENT WITH RESPECT TO WHICH A SALES AND USE TAX IS LEVIED BY THE STATE OF COLORADO WITHIN THE TOWN LIMITS OF CALHAN (EXCLUDING PURCHASES OF FOOD FOR DOMESTIC HOME CONSUMPTION, PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS, RESIDENTIAL UTILITY BILLS, OR OTHER EXEMPT TRANSACTIONS AS DETAILED IN ARTICLES 28 AND 30 OF TITLE 39 OF THE COLORADO REVISED STATUTES, AS AMENDED) COMMENCING ON JANUARY 1, 2013 FOR THE PURPOSE OF FUNDING MAINTENANCE, REPAIR, AND OPERATIONS OF ROADWAYS AND BRIDGES WITHIN THE TOWN OF CALHAN, AND SHALL THE PROCEEDS OF SUCH TAXES AND INVESTMENT INCOME THEREON CONSTITUTE VOTER-APPROVED REVENUE CHANGES AND BE COLLECTED, RETAINED AND SPENT BY THE TOWN WITHOUT REGARD TO ANY EXPENDITURE, REVENUE-RAISING, OR OTHER LIMITATION CONTAINED IN ARTICLE X, § 20 OF THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION OR ANY OTHER LAW?[2][3]

See also

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.[4]

References

  1. "Colorado Springs Independent," "Decisions, Decisions"
  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.
  4. Colorado Amendment 66