2018 Candidates and Ballot Issues

2018 Candidates and Ballot Issues

Below are links to candidate campaign websites and links to the cities and special districts that have placed ballot questions. Candidates appear in the same order as they do on the ballot. Note: This information was gathered from publicly available information from candidate filings and from online candidate websites/social media resources. If you find an error or broken link, please email us at: Vote@BoulderCountyVotes.org.

Candidate Campaign Website Campaign Email
Jared Polis / Dianne Primavera – Democratic www.polisforcolorado.com info@PolisforColorado.com
Walker Stapleton / Lang Sias – Republican www.stapletonforcolorado.com info@stapletonforcolorado.com
Bill Hammons / Eric Bodenstab – Unity www.billisrunning.com None found
Scott Helker / Michele Poague – Libertarian https://www.facebook.com/scotthelkerforgovernor/ None found
Candidate Campaign Website Campaign Email
Wayne Williams – Republican www.winwithwayne.org WayneWWilliams18@gmail.com
Jena Griswold – Democratic www.jenaforcolorado.com info@jenaforcolorado.com
Amanda Campbell – American Constitution www.campbellgoodforcolorado.com Amanda.B.E.Campbell@gmail.com
Blake Huber – Approval Voting Not currently working www.blake4colorado.com Not currently working blake.huber@approvalvotingusa.org
Candidate Campaign Website Campaign Email
Brian Watson – Republican www.brianwatson.vote brian@brianwatson.vote
Dave Young – Democratic www.daveyoungforcolorado.com (wesbite currently down) info@daveyoungforcolorado.com
Gerald F. Kilpatrick – American Constitution www.geraldkilpatrick.com geraldjfk@aol.com
Candidate Campaign Website Campaign Email
Phil Weiser – Democratic www.philforcolorado.com info@philforcolorado.com
George Brauchler – Republican www.george2018.com info@george2018.com
William F. Robinson III – Libertarian None Found BillRobinson4AttorneyGeneral@gmail.com
Candidate Campaign Website Campaign Email
Lesley Smith – Democratic www.lesleyforcu.org info@LesleyforCU.org
Ken Montera – Republican www.monteraforcuregent.com ken@monteraforcuregent.com
Christopher E. Otwell – Unity www.facebook.com/otwellc4CUregent otwellc@gmail.com
James K. Treibert – Libertarian None found Treibert@yahoo.com
Candidate Campaign Website Campaign Email
Tammy Story – Democratic www.story4co.com campaign@storyforco.com
Tim Neville – Republican www.NevilleforColorado.com Tim@NevilleforColorado.com
James Gilman – Libertarian None found Biker_Son@yahoo.com
Candidate Campaign Website Campaign Email
Murl S. Hendrickson IV – Republican www.murl4boulder.com murl@Murl4Boulder.com
Edie Hooton – Democratic www.ediehooton.com ediehooton@gmail.com
Candidate Candidate Website Campaign Email
Jonathan Singer – Democratic www.singerforcolorado.com singerforcolorado@gmail.com
Brian O. Donahue – Republican None found Tahosa.Ranch@gmail.com
Candidate Campaign Website Campaign Email
Sonya Jaquez Lewis – Democratic www.sonyaforcolorado.com sonyajlewis@gmail.com
Theresa Stets – Unaffiliated http://stetsforhd12.nationbuilder.com contact@stetsforhd12.com
Candidate Campaign Website Campaign Email
Kevin Sipple – Republican www.sippleforcolorado.com Kevin@KevinSipple.com
K.C. Becker – Democratic www.kcbecker.org RepKCBecker@gmail.com
Candidate Campaign Website Campaign Email
Eric Rutherford – Republican www.ericforcolorado.com Erutherford@wkre.com
Matt Gray – Democratic www.matthewgray.us matt@matthewgray.us
Kim Tavendale – Libertarian www.kimforcolorado.com kimforcolorado@gmail.com
Jay Geyer – Independent www.jaygeyerforcolorado.com CitizensToElectJayGeyer@gmail.com
Candidate Campaign Website Campaign Email
Michael Dougherty – Democratic www.michaelforboulderda.com info@michaelforboulderda.com
Candidate Campaign Website Campaign Email
Molly Fitzpatrick – Democratic www.mollyfitzpatrick.org molly@mollyfitzpatrick.org
Candidate Campaign Website Campaign Email
Paul Weissman – Democratic None found electpaul@aol.com
Candidate Campaign Website Campaign Email
Cynthia Braddock – Democratic www.cynthiabraddock.org CindyforAssessor@gmail.com
Candidate Campaign Website Campaign Email
Joseph K. Pelle – Democratic None found None found
John Bedrick – Republican http://bit.ly/JB4Sheriff jb4sheriff@outlook.com
Candidate Campaign Website Campaign Email
Lee Stadele – Democratic None found None found
Candidate Campaign Website Campaign Email
Emma R. Hall – Democratic None found er-hall@hotmail.com
Candidate Campaign Website Campaign Email
Gladys M. Forshee None found None found
Clint Folsom www.folsomformayor.com ReelectClintFolsom@gmail.com
Jack Chang http://jackchangformayorofsuperior.org/ Jackwchang@gmail.com

Information available in the State of Colorado’s 2018 “Blue Book” (State Ballot Information Booklet).

Please visit the Secretary of State’s website for more information on State Amendments and Propositions. The text below is provided as a courtesy; if there are any discrepancies between this text and your ballot please refer to the ballot.

Amendment V (Constitutional)

Shall there be an amendment to the Colorado constitution concerning a reduction in the
age qualification for a member of the general assembly from twenty-five
years to twenty-one years?

Amendment W (Constitutional)

Shall there be an amendment to the Colorado constitution concerning a change in the format of the election ballot for judicial retention elections?

Amendment X (Constitutional)

Shall there be an amendment to the Colorado constitution concerning changing the industrial hemp definition from a constitutional definition to a statutory definition?

Amendment Y (Constitutional)

Shall there be an amendment to the Colorado constitution concerning a change to the way that congressional districts are drawn, and, in connection therewith, taking the duty to draw congressional districts away from the state legislature and giving it to an independent commission, composed of twelve citizens who possess specified qualifications; prohibiting any one political party’s control of the commission by requiring that one-third of commissioners will not be affiliated with any political party, one-third of the commissioners will be affiliated with the state’s largest political party, and one-third of the commissioners will be affiliated with the state’s second largest political party; prohibiting certain persons, including professional lobbyists, federal campaign committee employees, and federal, state, and local elected officials, from serving on the commission; limiting judicial review of a map to a determination by the supreme court of whether the commission or its nonpartisan staff committed an abuse of discretion; requiring the commission to draw districts with a focus on communities of interest and political subdivisions, such as cities and counties, and then to maximize the number of competitive congressional seats to the extent possible; and prohibiting maps from being drawn to dilute the electoral influence of any racial or ethnic group or to protect any incumbent, any political candidate, or any political party?

Amendment Z (Constitutional)

Shall there be an amendment to the Colorado constitution concerning a change to the manner in which state senate and state house of representatives districts are drawn, and, in connection therewith, reforming the existing legislative reapportionment commission by expanding the commission to twelve members and authorizing the appointment of members who possess specified qualifications; prohibiting any one political party’s control of the commission by requiring that one-third of commissioners will not be affiliated with any political party, one-third of the commissioners will be affiliated with the state’s largest political party, and one-third of the commissioners will be affiliated with the state’s second largest political party; prohibiting certain persons, including professional lobbyists, federal campaign committee employees, and federal, state, and local elected officials, from serving on the commission; limiting judicial review of a map to a determination by the supreme court of whether the commission or its nonpartisan staff committed an abuse of discretion; requiring the commission to draw state legislative districts using communities of interest as well as political subdivisions, such as cities and counties, and then to maximize the number of competitive state legislative seats to the extent possible; and prohibiting maps from being drawn to dilute the electoral influence of any racial or ethnic group or to protect any incumbent, any political candidate, or any political party?

Amendment A (Constitutional)

Shall there be an amendment to the Colorado constitution that prohibits slavery and involuntary servitude as punishment for a crime and thereby prohibits slavery and involuntary servitude in all circumstances?

Amendment 73 (Constitutional)

Shall state taxes be increased $1,600,000,000 annually by an amendment to the Colorado constitution and a change to the Colorado revised statutes concerning funding relating to preschool through high school public education, and, in connection therewith, creating an exception to the single rate state income tax for revenue that is dedicated to the funding of public schools; increasing income tax rates incrementally for individuals, trusts, and estates using four tax brackets starting at .37% for income above $150,000 and increasing to 3.62% for income above $500,000; increasing the corporate income tax rate by 1.37%; for purposes of school district property taxes, reducing the current residential assessment rate of 7.2% to 7.0% and the current nonresidential assessment rate of 29% to 24%; requiring the revenue from the income tax increases to be deposited in a dedicated public education fund and allowing the revenue collected to be retained and spent as voter-approved revenue changes; requiring the legislature to annually appropriate money from the fund to school districts to support early childhood through high school public educational programs on an equitable basis throughout the state without decreasing general fund appropriations; directing the legislature to enact, regularly review, and revise when necessary, a new public school finance law that meets specified criteria; until the legislature has enacted a new public school finance law, requiring the money in the fund to be annually appropriated for specified education programs and purposes; requiring the money in the fund to be used to support only public schools; requiring general fund appropriations for public education to increase by inflation, up to 5%, annually; and requiring the department of education to commission a study of the use of the money in the fund within five years?

Amendment 74 (Constitutional)

Shall there be an amendment to the Colorado constitution requiring the government to award just compensation to owners of private property when a government law or regulation reduces the fair market value of the property?

Amendment 75 (Constitutional)

Shall there be an amendment to the Colorado constitution providing that if any candidate in a primary or general election for state office directs more than one million dollars in support of his or her own election, then every candidate for that office in the same election may accept five times the amount of campaign contributions normally allowed?

Proposition 109 (Statutory)

Shall state debt be increased $3,500,000,000, with a maximum repayment cost of $5,200,000,000, without raising taxes or fees, by a change to the Colorado revised statutes requiring the issuance of transportation revenue anticipation notes, and, in connection therewith, note proceeds shall be retained as a voter-approved revenue change and used exclusively to fund specified road and bridge expansion, construction, maintenance, and repair projects throughout the state?

Proposition 110 (Statutory)

Shall state taxes be increased $766,700,000 annually for a twenty-year period, and state debt shall be increased $6,000,000,000 with a maximum repayment cost of $9,400,000,000, to pay for state and local transportation projects, and, in connection therewith, changing the Colorado revised statutes to: 1) increase the state sales and use tax rate by 0.62% beginning January 1, 2019; requiring 45% of the new revenue to fund state transportation safety, maintenance, and congestion related projects, 40% to fund municipal and county transportation projects, and 15% to fund multimodal transportation projects, including bike, pedestrian, and transit infrastructure; 2) authorize the issuance of additional transportation revenue anticipation notes to fund priority state transportation maintenance and construction projects, including multimodal capital projects; and 3) provide that all revenue resulting from the tax rate increase and proceeds from issuance of revenue anticipation notes are voter-approved revenue changes exempt from any state or local revenue, spending, or other limitations in law?

Proposition 111 (Statutory)

Shall there be an amendment to the Colorado Revised Statutes concerning limitations on payday lenders, and, in connection therewith, reducing allowable charges on payday loans to an annual percentage rate of no more than thirty-six percent?

Proposition 112 (Statutory)

Shall there be a change to the Colorado Revised Statutes concerning a statewide minimum distance requirement for new oil and gas development, and, in connection therewith, changing existing distance requirements to require that any new oil and gas development be located at least 2,500 feet from any structure intended for human occupancy and any other area designated by the measure, the state, or a local government and authorizing the state or a local government to increase the minimum distance requirement?

The text below is provided as a courtesy; if there are any discrepancies between this text and your ballot please refer to the ballot.

County Ballot Issue 1A – (Alternative Sentencing Facility and Jail Modernization Countywide Sales and Use Tax Extension)

With no increase in any county tax, shall the county extend an existing 0.185% sales and use tax set to expire December 31, 2019, for five (5) years to and including December 31, 2024, for the purpose of funding construction of an alternative sentencing facility at the Boulder County jail and providing expanded alternative sentencing and offender management programs to keep low-risk offenders out of expensive jail beds and enable better outcomes for the jail population; modernization of the current jail building, including but not limited to, need infrastructure replacement, renovations and repurposing to provide a safer environment and additional services to meet the mental and physical health needs of inmates; and shall the proceeds and earnings of such tax constitute a voter-approved revenue change; all in accordance with Board of County Commissioners’ Resolution No. 2018-76?

For the City of Boulder ballot issues listed below, please visit the city’s election webpage.

City of Boulder Ballot Issue 2C – Imposition of Oil and Gas Pollution Tax

Shall City of Boulder taxes be increased $0 in 2019 and by whatever amounts are generated annually thereafter through the imposition of an oil and gas pollution tax at the rate of up to $6.90 per barrel of oil and up to $0.88 per thousand cubic feet of natural gas for oil or gas extracted within the Boulder city limits commencing January 1, 2019, and shall revenue from the tax be used to fund costs associated with oil and gas extraction in the city of Boulder and with the remainder used by the general fund and shall all earnings thereon (regardless of amount) constitute a voter approved revenue change, and an exception to the revenue and spending limits of Article X, Section 20 of the Colorado Constitution?

City of Boulder Ballot Issue 2D – Authorize Retention of All Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Tax Revenue

Without raising taxes may the city keep all revenues from the 2016 voter-approved sugar-sweetened beverage product distribution excise tax, and continue to collect the tax at the previously approved rate, and spend all revenues collected for the health equity-related purposes previously approved by the voters, without refunding to distributors the amount that exceeded the revenue estimates approved by voters in 2016?

City of Boulder Ballot Question 2E – Charter Amendments for Initiative, Referendum and Recall Processes

Shall Sections 29, 38A, 38B, 39, 40, 44, 48, 54, 56, and 177 of the City Charter be amended pursuant to Ordinance 8272 to clarify the actions required to be taken if a candidate withdraws from a city council election; establish the number of signatures required for an initiative and referendum to be at least ten percent of the average number of registered electors of the city who voted in the previous two municipal candidate elections so as to return this number closer to the range that was in place prior to changes in federal law and registration procedures; establish the number of signatures required for a recall to be at least twenty percent of the average number of registered electors of the city who voted in the previous two municipal candidate elections; amend the process and establish a fixed schedule for filing, review and consideration of initiative, referendum, and recall petitions so that both petitioners and city staff will have clarity and certainty; set standards for the city clerk’s examination of petitions so that this examination is completed in a timely fashion and that the possibility of fraud is minimized; provide for input from the petition committee to the city council prior to setting the ballot title to help ensure accuracy of the title; and require that an ordinance passed by vote of the people may only be amended by two-thirds of the council members present, and only if the amendments are consistent with the basic intent of the ordinance or are necessary to come into compliance with state or federal law?

City of Boulder Ballot Question 2F – Charter Amendment for Initiative Petition Signature Verification

Shall Sections 39, 46, and 57 of the City Charter be amended pursuant to Ordinance 8273 to require the city clerk, to the extent reasonably possible and so as to ensure authenticity, compare the signatures on a petition to signatures with the election records of the Boulder County Clerk or the Secretary of State?

City of Boulder Ballot Question 2G – Charter Amendment Related to Electronic and Online Petitions

Shall Sections 38, 45, and 56 of the City Charter be amended pursuant to Ordinance 8274 to allow the Boulder City Council to adopt ordinances that permit use of electronic petitions and to permit on-line electronic signing or endorsement of initiative, referendum, and recall petitions?

City of Boulder Ballot Question 2H – Charter Amendment Related to Advisory Commissions

Shall Section 130 of the Charter be amended pursuant to Ordinance 8271 to allow council to set the number of any new advisory commission as five or seven when forming the commission; allow council to increase the size of the Housing Advisory Board from five to seven members; change the criteria for what constitutes a majority to accommodate boards of different sizes; and change the reference of “sex” to “gender identity?”

City of Boulder Ballot Question 2I – Charter Amendment for Planning Department Budget Recommendations

Shall Section 78 of the Charter be amended pursuant to Ordinance 8270 to change the time for the Planning Department to submit its recommendations for public improvements from sixty days to thirty days before the submission of the budget to be consistent with the city’s budgeting process?

City of Lafayette Ballot Issue 2A – Oil and Gas Pollution Tax

Shall City of Lafayette Taxes be increased $0 in 2019 and by whatever amounts are generated annually thereafter through the levy of an oil and gas pollution tax at the rate of up to $6.90 per barrel of oil and up to $0.88 per thousand cubic feet of natural gas for oil and gas extracted within the Lafayette city limits from new oil wells and gas wells, and from existing oil wells and gas wells whose extraction capacity is significantly expanded, commencing January 1, 2019, and shall revenue from the tax be used to fund costs associated with oil and gas extraction in the City of Lafayette and with the remainder by the general fund, and shall the city be permitted to collect, retain and expend all revenues derived from such tax, including any earnings from the investment thereof, as a voter approved revenue change, and an exception to the revenue and spending limits of Article X, Section 20 of the Colorado Constitution?

Town of Jamestown Ballot Question 2B

Shall the Town of Jamestown, Colorado no longer be required to publish in a newspaper of general circulation all proceedings related to the paying of bills, contracts awarded, and rebates allowed pursuant to section 31-20-202, C.R.S., but instead make such information available upon request during business hours at town hall?

For the City of Longmont ballot issues listed below, please visit the city’s ballot information page.

City of Longmont Ballot Issue 3A – Revenue Bonds for Funding the Rehabilitation and Improvement of City Buildings

Without increasing tax rates or imposing any new tax, shall the City of Longmont debt be increased in an amount not to exceed $16,430,000, with a total repayment cost of not to exceed $26,623,611 for the purpose of financing the rehabilitation and improvement of city building, including the civic center, library, safety and justice center, and other facilities; and shall the debt be paid from such legally available revenues, bear interest, and be sold in one series or more at a price above, below, or equal to the principal amount of such bonds and with such terms and conditions, including provisions for redemption prior to maturity with or without payment of premium, all as the city council may determine?

City of Longmont Ballot Issue 3B – Revenue Bonds for Funding Fire Station Renovation or Replacement

Without increasing tax rates or imposing any new tax, shall the City of Longmont debt be increased in an amount not to exceed $9,580,000, with a total repayment cost of not to exceed $15,523,688 for the purpose of renovating or replacing fire stations #2 and #6; and shall the debt be paid from such legally available revenues, bear interest, and be sold in one series or more at a price above, below or equal to the principal amount of such bonds and with such terms and conditions, including provisions for redemption prior to maturity with or without payment of premium, all as the city council may determine?

City of Longmont Ballot Issue 3C – Revenue Bonds for Funding Recreation Improvements

Without increasing tax rates or imposing any new tax, shall the City of Longmont debt be increased in an amount not to exceed $6,815,000, with a total repayment of cost of not to exceed $11,043,208 for the purpose of financing recreation improvements, including Centennial Pool, golf course irrigation systems, and the Ute Creek Golf Course maintenance facility; and shall the debt be paid from such legally available revenues, bear interest, and be solid in one series or more at a price above, below or equal to the principal amount of such bonds and with such terms and conditions, including provision for redemption prior to maturity with or without payment of premium, all as the city council may determine?

Town of Erie Ballot Question 3D

Shall the Town of Erie, without increasing taxes, be authorized to deploy broadband infrastructure used to provide advanced services (high-speed broadband internet), telecommunications services, and/or cable television services as defined by section 29-27-102 and section 29-27-402 of the Colorado Revised Statutes, including without limitation any new and improved high bandwidth services based on future technologies, to residents, businesses, schools, libraries, nonprofit entities, and other users of such services, either directly, or indirectly with public and/or private sector partners?

Thompson R2-J School District Ballot Issue 5A

Shall Thompson School District’s R2-J’s taxes be increased $13.8 million annually by a levy of up to 7.6 mills in the 2018-2019 budget year and by whatever amount is raised by a levy of of 7.6 mills in each budget year thereafter by the collection of property taxes for the following educational purposes, to be monitored by a citizen’s oversight committee:

  • Maintaining current class sizes and pupil-teacher ratios;
  • Establishing the district as a competitive employer by increasing compensation to attract and retain high quality employees;
  • Updating textbooks, curriculum, materials, technology resources and instructional programs; and
  • Increasing and upgrading student security in school buildings, including expanding the school resource officer program;

With a portion of such taxes to be distributed to the district’s charter schools in accordance with state law; and with such taxes to be in excess of property tax revenues that would be provided by the general fund mill levy permitted under state law without such increase, but in no event shall tax increase be greater than the amount permitted under section 22-54-108, C.R.S., or any successor statute; and with the district to be authorized to collect, retain and spend all revenues from such taxes, together with revenues from specific ownership taxes attributable thereto, and the earnings on such taxes and revenues as a voter approved revenue and spending change under Article X, section 20 of the Colorado constitution or any other law?

Thompson R2-J School District Ballot Issue 5B

Shall Thompson School District R2-J’s debt be increased $149.0 Million with a repayment cost of $265.4 million or such lesser amount as may be necessary, and shall Thompson School District’s R2-J’s taxes be increased $15.9 million annually or such lesser amount as may be necessary for the payment of such debt, for the following district-wide capital improvement purposes, to be monitored by a citizens’ oversight committee:

  • Upgrading school building safety and security systems and upgrading fire alarm systems to current code;
  • Extending the useful life of aging school buildings by replacing, repairing, and upgrading hearing, ventilation and cooling systems and mechanical controls, plumbing, roofs, windows and doors, making building exterior improvements, removing or abating asbestos and updating obsolete technology in schools;
  • Constructing, furnishing and equipping a new K-8 school, and additions to Berthoud Elementary School and Ivy Stockwell Elementary School; and
  • Improving, constructing, expanding, remodeling, equipping and furnishing schools and district buildings, additions, facilities and grounds;

And with such debt to mature, be subject to redemption, with or without premium, and be issued, dated and sold at, above or below par, and at such time or times and in such manner and containing such terms, not inconsistent herewith, as the Board of Education may determine; and in connection therewith (I) To increase the district’s property taxes when required as stated above in an amount sufficient to pay the principal of and interest on such debt when it is due and to fund any reserves for the payment thereof, and (II) To collect and spend the proceeds of such debt and the revenues from such taxes and the specific ownership taxes attributable thereto and any earnings from the investment of such dent and the revenue from such taxes and specific ownership taxes attributable thereto and any earnings from the investment of such proceeds and revenues as a voter approved revenue and spending change without limitation by the revenue and spending limits of, and without affecting the district’s ability to collect and spend any other revenues or funds under, Article X, Section 20 of the Colorado Constitution or any other law?

Lefthand Fire Protection District Ballot Issue 6B – Gallagher Revenue Stabilization

Shall Lefthand Fire Protection District be authorized to increase or decrease its current and all future mill levies only if, on or after November 6, 2018, there are changes in the method of calculating assessed valuation, including but not limited to a change in the percentage of actual valuation used to determine residential assessed valuation due to Article X Section 3 of the Colorado constitution (commonly known as the Gallagher amendment), so that, to the extent possible, the actual tax revenues generated by such mill levies are the same as the actual tax revenues that would have been generated had such changes not occurred?

Rocky Mountain Fire Protection District Ballot Issue 6A – Gallagher Revenue Stabilization

Shall Rocky Mountain Fire Protection District be authorized to increase or decrease its current and all future mill levies only if, on or after November 6, 2018, there are changes in the method of calculating assessed valuation, including but not limited to a change in the percentage of actual valuation used to determine residential assessed valuation due to Article X Section 3 of the Colorado constitution (commonly known as the Gallagher amendment), so that, to the extent possible, the actual tax revenues generated by such mill levies are the same as the actual tax revenues that would have been generated had such changes not occurred?

Knollwood Metropolitan District Ballot Issue 6C – Bond Question

Shall Knollwood Metropolitan District debt be increased up to $2,750,000, with a repayment cost of up to $6,825,000 and shall district taxes be increased up to $285,000 annually to pay such debt, such debt to be used for capital improvements of the district, which may include but are not limited to:

  • Upgrades and replacements of water system, including mains and laterals;
  • General upgrades to the water treatment and delivery system;
  • Payment of plant investment fees and/or annexation fees;
  • Street infrastructure improvements related to water system improvements;
  • Payments related to water system improvements.

And shall the mill levy be increased in any year, without limitation of rate, but only in an amount sufficient to pay the principal of, premium, if any and interest on such debt and the debt or any refunding debt (or to create a reserve for such repayment); such dent to be evidenced by the issuance of general obligation bonds or any other multiple year financial obligation of the district; such bonds to be sold in one series or more, for a price above or below the principal amount of such series, on terms and conditions, and with such maturities as permitted by law and as the district may determine, including provisions for redemption of the bonds prior to maturity with or without payment of the premium not to exceed three percent; and shall such tax revenues and the earnings from the investment of such bond proceeds and tax revenues be collected, retained and spent as a voter approved revenue change under Article X, Section 20 of the Colorado constitution or any other law?

Berthoud Fire Protection District Ballot Issue 7B

In order to sustain adequate fire, rescue and emergency medical services, and only if the residential assessment rate is reduced below the current rate established pursuant Section 3 of Article X of the Colorado Constitution, shall the Berthoud Fire Protection District (District) be permitted to adjust its property tax mill levy to offset any decrease in revenue caused by the reduction of the residential assessment rate; and shall such tax proceeds be collected and spent by the district as voter approved revenue and spending changes each year, without regard to any constitutional or statutory spending or revenue limitations contained in Article X, Section 20 of the Colorado Constitution and Section 29-1-301 of the Colorado revised statutes?

Mountain View Fire Rescue District Ballot Issue 7J

Shall Mountain View Fire Rescue District’s taxes be increased $6,516,579 (first full fiscal year dollar increase) annually, beginning in levy year 2018 (for collection in calendar year 2019) by increasing the district’s existing property tax by 4.500 mills to be used by the district for the purpose of providing proper fire protection, emergency response and safety for the residents, property owners, and businesses served by the district, including but not limited to:

  • Repairing and replacing aging emergency vehicles, apparatus, and equipment;
  • Replacing outdated communications equipment to improve communications among first responders and dispatchers in Boulder and Weld counties;
  • Constructing up to three additional fire stations and strategically adding firefighters/EMTs districtwide to maintain emergency services and protect response times; and
  • Repairing and improving existing fire stations to extend their useful life.

With all revenue spending disclosed in an annual dependent audit available on the district’s website; and all revenue and any earnings on this tax constituting a permanent voter approved revenue change within the meaning of Article X, Section 20 of the Colorado constitution and an exception to the limitations set forth in Section 29-1-301 of the Colorado revised statutes, and any other law?

Urban Drainage and Flood Control District Ballot Issue 7G

Shall urban drainage and flood control district taxes be increased $14.9 million in 2019 (resulting in an annual tax increase not to exceed $1.97 in 2019 for each $100,000 of actual residential valuation) and by such amount as may be raised annually thereafter form a levy not to exceed 1.0 mills to pay for district work in coordination with local governments, including:

  1. Maintaining early flood warning gauges to provide potential evacuation warnings,
  2. Providing trails, wildlife habitat, and recreational access to residents by preserving thousands of acres of parks and open space in floodplain areas which protect the environment and private property, and
  3. Removing debris, garbage obstructions from streams, creeks and rivers resulting in reduced risk to the health and safety of residents, protecting property, and restoring natural beauty;

With the district’s entire mill levy rate subject to statutory caps and to adjustment to offset refunds, abatements and changes to the percentage of actual valuation used to determine assessed valuation; and shall all district revenues be collected, retained and spent notwithstanding any limits provided by law?

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