Steamboat Springs City Sales Tax Increase (November 2011)

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A Steamboat Springs City Sales Tax Increase measure was on the November 1, 2011 ballot in the city of Steamboat Springs which is in Routt County.

This measure was approved

  • YES 2,559 Approveda
  • NO 1,655[1]

This measure sought to increase the current city sales tax to a rate of 4.75 percent for a period of four years in order to help pay for marketing costs for support of commercial flights to the Tampa Valley regional airport.[2]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

SHALL CITY OF STEAMBOAT SPRINGS SALES AND USE TAXES BE INCREASED $1,300,000.00 ANNUALLY IN THE FIRST FULL CALENDAR YEAR, AND BY WHATEVER ADDITIONAL AMOUNTS ARE RAISED ANNUALLY THEREAFTER BY INCREASING THE SALES TAX RATE BY .25% FROM 4.50% TO 4.75%, TO BE LEVIED ON AND AFTER JANUARY 1, 2012, AND TO EXPIRE ON DECEMBER 31, 2016, AND SHALL REVENUES GENERATED FROM THAT INCREASED TAX RATE BE DEDICATED FOR USE BY THE LOCAL MARKETING DISTRICT TO SUPPORT GUARANTEES TO COMMERCIAL AIR CARRIERS TO PROVIDE NON-STOP SERVICE TO THE YAMPA VALLEY REGIONAL AIRPORT IN HAYDEN, AND SHALL THE PROCEEDS OF SUCH TAX AND INVESTMENT INCOME THEREON CONSTITUTE VOTER APPROVED REVENUE CHANGES PURSUANT TO 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. Routt County Clerk, Unofficial November Election Results
  2. Routt 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