Fort Lupton City Street Sales Tax Renewal (November 2011)

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A Fort Lupton City Street Sales Tax Renewal measure was on the November 1, 2011 ballot in the city of Fort Lupton which is in Weld County.

This measure was approved

  • YES 590 (68.37%)Approveda
  • NO 273 (31.63%)[1]

This measure sought to renew the current sale tax set at a rate of .5 percent for a further ten years in order to continue to pay for street repair and construction as well as inspection costs for the designated streets in the city.[2]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

SHALL THE CITY OF FORT LUPTON EXTEND UNTIL DECEMBER 31, 2021, THE ONE HALF OF ONE PERCENT (0.5%) SALES AND USE TAX FOR STREET IMPROVEMENTS, SCHEDULED TO EXPIRE DECEMBER 31, 2011, TO PROVIDE SPECIAL CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT FUNDS TO BE USED ONLY FOR THE CONSTRUCTION AND REPAIRS OF STREETS AND ALLEYS, INCLUDING CURBS, GUTTERS AND SIDEWALKS, PROVIDING FOR THE ENGINEERING, TESTING AND INSPECTION OF THE SAME, NOTWITHSTANDING ANY STATE RESTRICTION ON FISCAL YEAR SPENDING, INCLUDING THE RESTRICTIONS OF ARTICLE X, SECTION 20 (TABOR) OF THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION?[3]

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. Weld County Clerk, Unofficial Election Results
  2. Weld County Clerk, November Sample Ballot
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  4. Colorado Amendment 66