South Platte Valley Transportation Sales Tax Renewal (November 2011)

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A South Platte Valley Transportation Sales Tax Renewal measure was on the November 1, 2011 ballot in the South Platte Valley transportation area which is in Logan County.

This measure was approved

  • YES 1,554 (69.22%)Approveda
  • NO 691 (30.78%)[1]

This measure sought to renew the current sales tax which is set at a rate of .1 percent for a continuing period of time in order to further pay for bus route services operated in the city of Sterling and the county throughout the district.[2]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

WITHOUT RAISING ADDITIONAL TAXES, SHALL THE EXISTING SOUTH PLATTE VALLEY REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY (RTA) SALES AND USE TAX OF ONE-TENTH OF ONE PERCENT (0.1%) LEVIED UPON EVERY TRANSACTION OR OTHER INCIDENT ON WHICH THE STATE OF COLORADO LEVIES A SALES OR USE TAX (WHICH DOES NOT INCLUDE FOOD FOR HOME CONSUMPTION) BE CONTINUED FOR THE PURPOSE OF FUNDING THE FIXED-ROUTE BUS SERVICE OPERATED UNDER THE NAME PRAIRIE EXPRESS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE APPLICABLE INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN LOGAN COUNTY AND THE CITY OF STERLING; AND SHALL ALL AMOUNTS RECEIVED BY THE RTA FROM SUCH TAXES AND OTHER REVENUES AND EARNINGS THEREON BE COLLECTED AND SPENT WITHOUT LIMITATION OR CONDITION AS A VOTER-APPROVED REVENUE CHANGE UNDER ARTICLE X, SECTION 20 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. Logan County Elections, Unofficial November Election Results
  2. Logan County Elections, 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