Alamosa Tax Increase for Pool Measure, 2009
The measure proposed a 1-percent sales tax increase that would extend seven years. After seven years the tax increase would remain at 1/4-percent. It was estimated that the new tax would pay for a $10.7 million aquatic center. City officials said that the 1/4-percent is necessary for the maintenance of the proposed facility and is estimated to cost $250,000-300,000 a year.
It was placed on the ballot after a 5 to 1 vote by the city council. Councilor Charles Griego was the only one to vote against placing the measure on the ballot. Councilors Greg Gillaspie, April Gonzales, Josef Lucero, Leland Romero and Mayor Pro Tem Kathy Rogers voted in favor of the measure.
The measure was defeated.
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