Cimarron Hills Fire District Levy Increases, 2 (November 2011)

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Two Cimarron Hills Fire District Levy Increase measures were on the November 1, 2011 ballot in the Cimarron Hills fire district area which is in El Paso County.

Both measures were defeated

The first measure sought to increase the current district levy by a rate of $594,598 a year for a continuing period of time in order to further pay for fire protection and emergency services in the district.

  • YES 1,007 (44.4%)
  • NO 1,240 (54.6%)Defeatedd

The second measure sought to increase the district levy by $2,600,000 a year in order to equally give tax credits to residents in the district.[1]

  • YES 994 (43.83%)
  • NO 1,251 (55.17%)Defeatedd[2]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

Measure 5C: SHALL CIMARRON HILLS FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT TAXES BE INCREASED $594,598 (ABOVE THE AMOUNT THAT WOULD BE COLLECTED

FROM 7.598 MILLS) IN 2012 AND ANNUALLY THEREAFTER FROM A TOTAL MILL LEVY AT A RATE WHICH GENERATES $1,603,641 (THE SAME AMOUNT LEVIED FOR COLLECTION IN 2011) FOR OPERATIONS, MAINTENANCE AND OTHER EXPENSES, INCLUDING: • MAINTAINING PUBLIC SAFETY, • MAINTAINING EMERGENCY RESPONSE TIMES, AND • MAINTAINING FIREFIGHTER TRAINING AND SAFETY INITIATIVES; AND SHALL THE DISTRICT BE AUTHORIZED TO COLLECT, RETAIN AND SPEND ALL AMOUNTS RECEIVED ANNUALLY FROM ANY REVENUE SOURCES WHATSOEVER AS A VOTER-APPROVED REVENUE CHANGE UNDER ARTICLE X, SECTION 20 OF THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION, SECTION 29-1-301, C.R.S., OR ANY OTHER LAW?

Measure 5D: SHALL CIMARRON HILLS FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT TAXES BE INCREASED $2,600,000 ANNUALLY IN 2012, FOR THE EXCLUSIVE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING AN EQUAL AMOUNT OF TAX CREDITS ($2,800,000) IN 2012 TO REFUND A PORTION OF TAXES COLLECTED IN 2008 THROUGH 2011, RESULTING IN NO NET TAX INCREASE FOR ANY TAXPAYER?[3]

References

  1. El Paso County Elections, November Sample Ballot
  2. El Paso County Elections, November Unofficial Election Results
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.