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State of Colorado

State of Colorado Ballot Propositions CC and DD

State of Colorado Ballot Propositions CC (Statutory)
WITHOUT RAISING TAXES AND TO BETTER FUND PUBLIC SCHOOLS, HIGHER EDUCATION, AND ROADS, BRIDGES, AND TRANSIT, WITHIN A BALANCED BUDGET, MAY THE STATE KEEP AND SPEND ALL THE REVENUE IT ANNUALLY COLLECTS AFTER JUNE 30, 2019, BUT IS NOT CURRENTLY ALLOWED TO KEEP AND SPEND UNDER COLORADO LAW, WITH AN ANNUAL INDEPENDENT AUDIT TO SHOW HOW THE RETAINED REVENUES ARE SPENT?

Yes/For
No/Against

State of Colorado Ballot Propositions DD (Statutory)
SHALL STATE TAXES BE INCREASED BY TWENTY-NINE MILLION DOLLARS ANNUALLY TO FUND STATE WATER PROJECTS AND COMMITMENTS AND TO PAY FOR THE REGULATION OF SPORTS BETTING THROUGH LICENSED CASINOS BY AUTHORIZING A TAX ON SPORTS BETTING OF TEN PERCENT OF NET SPORTS BETTING PROCEEDS, AND TO IMPOSE THE TAX ON PERSONS LICENSED TO CONDUCT SPORTS BETTING OPERATIONS?

Yes/For
No/Against

Arapahoe County

Arapahoe County Ballot Issue 1A

AUTHORIZING A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE TO IMPROVE PUBLIC SAFETY
SHALL ARAPAHOE COUNTY TAXES BE INCREASED $46 MILLION IN 2020 AND BY SUCH AMOUNT AS MAY BE COLLECTED ANNUALLY THEREAFTER BY INCREASING ITS PROPERTY TAX LEVY NOT TO EXCEED 3.4 MILLS, PROVIDED THAT BEGINNING IN TAX COLLECTION YEAR 2052 THE INCREASE SHALL BE REDUCED TO A MAXIMUM OF 2.3 MILLS, AND PROVIDED FURTHER THAT REVENUES FROM THE ADDITIONAL MILLS SHALL BE EXPENDED FOR THE FOLLOWING PUBLIC SAFETY PURPOSES, WITH SUCH EXPENDITURES BEING MONITORED AND REVIEWED BY A CITIZEN ADVISORY COMMITTEE APPOINTED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS:
DELIVERING VITAL PROGRAMS THAT ADDRESS MENTAL HEALTH AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE FOR PERSONS WITHIN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM; AND
PROVIDING ALTERNATIVE SENTENCING AND PRE-TRIAL PROGRAMS ESSENTIAL TO KEEPING NONVIOLENT AND FIRST TIME OFFENDERS OUT OF JAIL; AND
CONSTRUCTING, MAINTAINING, AND OPERATING A NEW JAIL AND RELATED FACILITIES TO IMPROVE DEPUTY SAFETY, ELIMINATE SIGNIFICANT OVERCROWDING, PROVIDE SPACE FOR NEEDED PROGRAMS, AND REPLACE DETERIORATING FACILITIES; AND
EXPANDING AND OPERATING PROGRAMS TO REDUCE THE LIKELIHOOD OF REOFFENDING ONCE INMATES ARE RELEASED INTO THE COMMUNITY; AND
OTHER NECESSARY EXPENSES FOR OPERATIONS, SUPPLIES, EQUIPMENT, AND CAPITAL EXPENDITURES RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY AND THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM;
AND SHALL ARAPAHOE COUNTY BE AUTHORIZED TO RECEIVE, RETAIN AND SPEND ALL REVENUES DERIVED FROM THE INCREASE IN THE MILL LEVY (SUCH INCREASE BEING IN ADDITION TO ANY OTHER LEVY ALLOWED UNDER THE LAW), ANY RELATED SPECIFIC OWNERSHIP TAXES, AND THE EARNINGS FROM THE INVESTMENT OF SUCH TAX REVENUES, AS A VOTER APPROVED REVENUE CHANGE AND EXCEPTION TO ANY SPENDING OR REVENUE RESTRICTIONS OR OTHER LIMITS CONTAINED WITHIN ARTICLE X, SECTION 20 OF THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION, C.R.S. SECTION 29-1-301, OR ANY OTHER LAW?

Yes/For
No/Against

Arapahoe Park and Recreation District

Arapahoe Park and Recreation District Ballot Issue 6A

SHALL ARAPAHOE PARK AND RECREATION DISTRICT TAXES BE INCREASED BY $2,470,738 IN 2020, AND BY SUCH AMOUNTS AS MAY BE COLLECTED ANNUALLY THEREAFTER FROM A TOTAL OPERATING LEVY OF 7.7 MILLS FOR AN ESTIMATED INCREASE OF $41.72 OF TAXES ANNUALLY IN 2020 FOR A $500,000 HOME, FOR OPERATING AND OTHER EXPENSES, WHICH MAY INCLUDE:
(1) IMPROVING ONGOING MAINTENANCE OF TRAILS, PARKS AND RECREATION FACILITIES TO AVOID COSTLY EMERGENCY REPAIRS AND DEFERRED MAINTENANCE,
(2) ADDING TRAILS, TRAILHEADS AND TRAIL REST AREAS,
(3) IMPROVING EXISTING PARKS AND ADDING NEW PARKS,
(4) IMPROVING ENERGY EFFICIENCY AT DISTRICT PARKS AND FACILITIES, AND
(5) PROVIDING MORE RECREATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR FAMILIES, SENIORS AND OTHER RESIDENTS;
AND SHALL ALL DISTRICT REVENUES BE COLLECTED, RETAINED, AND SPENT NOTWITHSTANDING ANY REVENUE LIMITS PROVIDED BY LAW?

Yes/For
No/Against

Bennett School District

Bennett School District No. 29J Ballot Issue 5B

SHALL BENNETT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 29J TAXES BE INCREASED $1.6 MILLION (2019 ESTIMATE) ANNUALLY FOR A LIMITED SIX-YEAR PERIOD (COMMENCING IN COLLECTION YEAR 2020) AND BY WHATEVER AMOUNTS ARE RAISED IN 2021 THROUGH COLLECTION YEAR 2025 FROM AN OVERRIDE MILL LEVY IMPOSED AT A RATE OF 9.971 MILLS WHICH, TOGETHER WITH ANY BOND REDEMPTION MILLS, DOES NOT RESULT IN ANY NET INCREASE IN THE TOTAL MILL LEVY CURRENTLY IMPOSED BY THE DISTRICT, WITH THE MONIES FROM THIS OVERRIDE TO BE DEPOSITED INTO THE GENERAL FUND OF THE DISTRICT AND USED TO PAY FOR THE BENNETT INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL?

Yes/For
No/Against

Byers Fire Protection District

Byers Fire Protection District Ballot Issue 7B, 7C, and 7D

Byers Fire Protection District Ballot Issue 7B

SHALL BYERS FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT TAXES BE INCREASED UP TO $145,000 ANNUALLY, AND BY WHATEVER ADDITIONAL AMOUNTS ARE ANNUALLY RAISED THEREAFTER, BY AN ADDITIONAL TAX LEVY OF 3 MILLS, COMMENCING IN TAX YEAR 2019 (FOR COLLECTION IN CALENDAR YEAR 2020), AND CONTINUING THEREAFTER AS PROVIDED BY LAW, WITH SUCH TAX PROCEEDS TO BE USED FOR THE FOLLOWING DISTRICT OPERATIONAL AND CAPITAL EXPENSES,
HIRE FULL-TIME FIREFIGHTER/PARAMEDICS;
ADD FIRE STATION LIVING QUARTERS; AND
IMPROVE FIRE STATION VENTILATION SYSTEM AND DRIVEWAY
AND SHALL SUCH TAX PROCEEDS BE COLLECTED AND SPENT BY THE DISTRICT AS VOTER APPROVED REVENUE AND SPENDING CHANGES IN EACH YEAR, WITHOUT REGARD TO ANY SPENDING OR REVENUE LIMITATION CONTAINED IN ARTICLE X, SECTION 20 OF THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION AND SECTION 29-1-301, COLORADO REVISED STATUTES?

Yes/For
No/Against

Byers Fire Protection District Ballot Issue 7C

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 TO SECTION 3 OF ARTICLE X OF THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION, SHALL THE BYERS FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT (DISTRICT) BE PERMITTED TO ADJUST ITS PROPERTY TAX MILL LEVY TO OFFSET ANY RESULTING DECREASE IN REVENUE; AND SHALL SUCH TAX PROCEEDS BE COLLECTED AND SPENT BY THE DISTRICT AS VOTER APPROVED REVENUE AND SPENDING CHANGES IN 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, COLORADO REVISED STATUTES?

Yes/For
No/Against

Byers Fire Protection District Ballot Issue 7D

WITHOUT INCREASING TAXES, SHALL THE BYERS FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT BE AUTHORIZED TO COLLECT, RETAIN, AND SPEND ALL REVENUES AND OTHER FUNDS FROM ANY REVENUE SOURCE (INCLUDING THOSE FROM TAXES, STATE GRANTS, AND AUTHORIZED FEES), EFFECTIVE IN FISCAL YEAR 2019, AND CONTINUING THEREAFTER, AND SHALL THE REVENUES FROM ALL SUCH SOURCES BE SPENT AS VOTER APPROVED REVENUE CHANGES AND AS AN EXCEPTION TO THE LIMITS WHICH WOULD OTHERWISE APPLY, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ARTICLE X, SECTION 20 OF THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION, AND SECTION 29-1-301, C.R.S.?

Yes/For
No/Against

Columbine Water and Sanitation District

Columbine Water and Sanitation District Ballot Issue 6E

SHALL COLUMBINE WATER AND SANITATION DISTRICT TAXES BE INCREASED $14,900 IN 2020 AND ANNUALLY THEREAFTER BY SUCH AMOUNT AS MAY BE RAISED FROM AN ADDITIONAL AD VALOREM MILL LEVY OF UP TO 0.300 MILLS OVER THE CURRENT AD VALOREM PROPERTY TAX LEVY TO PAY A PORTION OF THE COSTS OF REPLACING AND MAINTAINING VALLEY SANITATION DISTRICT'S MAIN OUTFALL SEWER LINE THAT IS NECESSARY TO TRANSMIT THE DISTRICT'S WASTEWATER TO THE ENGLEWOOD LITTLETON WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT, AS SHALL BE PROVIDED IN AN INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT WITH VALLEY SANITATION DISTRICT, WHICH WILL CONSTITUTE A MULTIPLE-FISCAL YEAR FINANCIAL OBLIGATION, PROVIDED THAT SUCH ADDITIONAL MILL LEVY SHALL BE ADJUSTED UP OR DOWN TO ACCOUNT FOR CHANGES IN LAW OR THE METHOD BY WHICH ASSESSED VALUATION IS CALCULATED OCCURRING AFTER JANUARY 1, 2019, SO THAT TO THE EXTENT POSSIBLE, THE ACTUAL TAX REVENUES GENERATED BY THE MILL LEVY AS ADJUSTED ARE NEITHER DIMINISHED NOR ENHANCED AS A RESULT OF SUCH CHANGES, THE REVENUES FROM ALL TAXES USED TO PAY SUCH INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT AND ANY EARNING FROM THE INVESTMENT OF SUCH PROCEEDS AND REVENUES BE COLLECTED, RETAINED, AND SPENT BY THE DISTRICT AS A VOTER-APPROVED REVENUE CHANGE, WITHOUT REGARD TO ANY SPENDING, REVENUE-RAISING, OR OTHER LIMITATION CONTAINED WITHIN ARTICLE X, SECTION 20 OF THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION, OR ANY OTHER LAW WHICH PURPORTS TO LIMIT THE DISTRICT'S REVENUES OR EXPENDITURES AS IT CURRENTLY EXISTS OR AS IT MAY BE AMENDED IN THE FUTURE, ALL WITHOUT LIMITING IN ANY YEAR THE AMOUNT OF OTHER REVENUES THAT MAY BE COLLECTED, RETAINED, AND SPENT BY THE DISTRICT?

Yes/For
No/Against

Douglas County

Douglas County Ballot Issue 1A

WITHOUT RAISING ADDITIONAL TAXES, SHALL THAT CERTAIN EXISTING PORTION OF THE DOUGLAS COUNTY JUSTICE CENTER SALES AND USE TAX OF THIRTEEN HUNDREDTHS OF ONE CENT (.13%) PER DOLLAR OF TAXABLE TRANSACTIONS CURRENTLY SCHEDULED TO EXPIRE ON DECEMBER 31, 2020 BE EXTENDED THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2035 AND SHALL THAT SAME PORTION TOGETHER WITH AN ADDITIONAL FIVE HUNDREDTHS OF ONE CENT (.05%) PER DOLLAR OF TAXABLE TRANSACTIONS PORTION OF THE DOUGLAS COUNTY JUSTICE CENTER SALES AND USE TAX, FOR AN AGGREGATE AMOUNT OF EIGHTEEN HUNDREDTHS OF ONE CENT (.18%) PER DOLLAR OF TAXABLE TRANSACTIONS, BE REALLOCATED FOR THE PROVISION OF NECESSARY TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE AND RELATED EXPENSES TO INCLUDE FOR THE ALLEVIATION OF TRAFFIC CONGESTION, EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2020, ALL TO BE CONSISTENT WITH THE PROVISIONS SET FORTH IN COUNTY RESOLUTION R995-099, AS AMENDED; AND SHALL THE PROCEEDS OF SUCH TAXES, AND INVESTMENT INCOME THEREON, CONSTITUTE VOTER-APPROVED REVENUE CHANGES AND BE COLLECTED AND SPENT BY THE COUNTY WITHOUT REGARD TO ANY SPENDING, REVENUE- RAISING, OR OTHER LIMITATION CONTAINED WITHIN ARTICLE X, SECTION 20 OF THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION OR ANY OTHER LAW, AND WITHOUT LIMITING IN ANY YEAR THE AMOUNT OF OTHER REVENUES THAT MAY BE COLLECTED AND SPENT BY THE COUNTY?

Yes/For
No/Against

Foxridge General Improvement District

Foxridge General Improvement District Ballot Issue 6B

SHALL FOXRIDGE GENERAL IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT DEBT BE INCREASED $1,955,000.00, WITH A MAXIMUM REPAYMENT COST NOT TO EXCEED $3,200,000.00; AND SHALL DISTRICT TAXES BE INCREASED $160,000.00 ANNUALLY, FOR THE PURPOSE OF ACQUIRING, CONSTRUCTING, INSTALLING AND OTHERWISE PROVIDING NEW FENCING AND RELATED IMPROVEMENTS, TOGETHER WITH INCIDENTAL COSTS RELATING TO SUCH PURPOSE, BY THE ISSUANCE OF GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS, NOTES, LEASES, CONTRACTS, OR OTHER MULTIPLE FISCAL YEAR FINANCIAL OBLIGATIONS WHICH SHALL BEAR INTEREST AT A NET EFFECTIVE INTEREST RATE NOT IN EXCESS OF 5.00% PER ANNUM, MATURE, BE SUBJECT TO REDEMPTION, WITH OR WITHOUT PAYMENT OF PREMIUM OF NOT TO EXCEED 3%, AND BE ISSUED AT SUCH TIME, IN ONE SERIES OR MORE, AT SUCH PRICE (AT, ABOVE OR BELOW PAR) AND IN SUCH MANNER AND CONTAINING SUCH TERMS AND CONDITIONS, NOT INCONSISTENT WITH THIS BALLOT ISSUE, AS THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS MAY DETERMINE; AND SHALL AD VALOREM PROPERTY TAXES BE LEVIED ON ALL TAXABLE PROPERTY IN THE DISTRICT, WITHOUT LIMITATION OF MILL RATE, AND IN AMOUNTS SUFFICIENT TO PRODUCE THE ANNUAL INCREASE SET FORTH ABOVE OR SUCH LESSER AMOUNT AS MAY BE NECESSARY, TO BE USED SOLELY FOR THE PURPOSE OF PAYING THE PRINCIPAL OF, PREMIUM, IF ANY, AND INTEREST ON THE DISTRICT'S DEBT OR ANY REFUNDING DEBT AND TO FUND ANY RESERVES FOR THE PAYMENT THEREOF; AND SHALL THE PROCEEDS OF ANY SUCH DEBT AND THE PROCEEDS OF SUCH TAXES, ANY OTHER REVENUE USED TO PAY SUCH DEBT, AND INVESTMENT INCOME THEREON, BE COLLECTED AND SPENT BY THE DISTRICT AS A VOTER-APPROVED REVENUE CHANGE, WITHOUT REGARD TO ANY SPENDING, REVENUE-RAISING OR OTHER LIMITATION CONTAINED WITHIN ARTICLE X, SECTION 20 OF THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION AND WITHOUT LIMITING IN ANY YEAR THE AMOUNT OF OTHER REVENUES THAT MAY BE COLLECTED AND SPENT BY THE DISTRICT?

Yes/For
No/Against

Glendale

City of Glendale Ballot Question 2A and 2B

City of Glendale Ballot Question 2A

Shall Section 7.2(d) of the Home Rule Charter of the City of Glendale, Colorado, be amended to state that City Manager shall reside within a radius of twenty (20) miles of the City rather than the current requirement of five (5) miles?

Yes/For
No/Against

City of Glendale Ballot Question 2B

Shall Section 9.9 of the Home Rule Charter of the City of Glendale, Colorado, be deleted to eliminate the requirement that certain public officials obtain a surety bond whose premiums are paid by the City?

Yes/For
No/Against

Greenwood Village

City of Greenwood Village Ballot Question 2C

Shall the City of Greenwood Village, without increasing taxes, be authorized to provide all services and facilities restricted since 2005 by Title 29, Article 27 of the Colorado Revised Statutes, described as "advanced services," "telecommunication services," and "cable television services," including improved high speed bandwidth services based on new technologies, either directly or indirectly with public or private sector partners, including utilizing existing or new community owned infrastructure, to potential subscribers that may include telecommunications service providers, residential, or commercial users within the boundaries of Greenwood Village?

Yes/For
No/Against

Parker

Town of ParkerBallot Issue 2A through 2J

Town of ParkerBallot Issue 2A

SHALL THE TOWN OF PARKER TAXES BE INCREASED $7,500,000 IN 2020 AND ANNUALLY THEREAFTER BY SUCH AMOUNTS AS MAY BE COLLECTED BY AN INCREASE IN THE LEVY OF THE DEVELOPMENT EXCISE TAX ON NEW RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION IN AN AMOUNT OF $5,191 FOR EACH NEW SINGLE-FAMILY DWELLING, $2,348 FOR EACH NEW ATTACHED DWELLING AND $1,953 FOR EACH NEW APARTMENT DWELLING; SUCH TAXES TO BE COLLECTED AT THE TIME A BUILDING PERMIT IS ISSUED FOR SUCH NEW RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION;
AND SHALL THE PROCEEDS OF SUCH TAXES BE USED FOR STREETS, PARKS AND RECREATION, LAW ENFORCEMENT AND PUBLIC SAFETY SERVICES, AND ADMINISTRATIVE FACILITIES FOR THE TOWN OF PARKER;
AND SHALL ANY PORTION OF THE PROCEEDS OF ALL DEVELOPMENT EXCISE TAXES BE USED FOR PUBLIC SAFETY SERVICES, AS PROVIDED IN TOWN OF PARKER ORDINANCE NO. 8.20.4;
AND SHALL THE DEVELOPMENT EXCISE TAX OF THE TOWN BE ADJUSTED ANNUALLY IN AN AMOUNT EQUAL TO THE PERCENTAGE CHANGE IN THE COLORADO CONSTRUCTION COST INDEX SET BY THE COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION OR EQUIVALENT INDEX REFLECTING ANNUAL CHANGES IN LOCAL CONSTRUCTION COSTS;
AND SHALL THE PROCEEDS OF SUCH TAXES AND INVESTMENT INCOME THEREON CONSTITUTE VOTER-APPROVED REVENUE CHANGES AND BE COLLECTED AND SPENT BY THE TOWN WITHOUT REGARD TO ANY EXPENDITURE, REVENUE-RAISING, OR OTHER LIMITATION CONTAINED WITHIN ARTICLE X, SECTION 20 OF THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION?

Yes/For
No/Against

Town of ParkerBallot Issue 2B

Without increasing taxes, shall the Town of Parker be authorized to provide high- speed internet (advanced services), telecommunications services and/or cable television services to residents, businesses, schools, libraries, nonprofit entities and other users of such services, either directly or indirectly with public or private sector partners, as expressly permitted by Article 27, Title 29 of the Colorado Revised Statutes?

Yes/For
No/Against

Town of ParkerBallot Issue 2C

Shall the Home Rule Charter of the Town of Parker be amended by amending and readopting Section 2.7 - Mayor and Town Councilmember's Terms of Office, as follows?
Section 2.7 - Mayor & Town Councilmember's Terms of Office.
The term of office of all Town Councilmembers and the Mayor shall be four (4) years. The terms of office of the Town Councilmembers shall be staggered so that three (3) Town Councilmembers are elected every two (2) years. Neither the Mayor nor any Town Councilmember shall serve more than four (4) four-year terms of office, in his or her lifetime, whether as Mayor or Town Councilmember. Any Town Councilmember or Mayor who is appointed or elected to fill a vacancy with more than half the term remaining shall be considered to have served one complete four-year term. This Section 2.7 shall apply retroactively to any current or former Town Councilmember or Mayor, except any person who has served as a Town Councilmember or Mayor in excess of the lifetime term limits in this Section 2.7, and who is holding that office on November 5, 2019, may serve the remainder of that term.

Yes/For
No/Against

Town of ParkerBallot Issue 2D

Shall the Home Rule Charter of the Town of Parker be amended by amending and readopting Section 6.3 - Planning Commission, as follows?
Section 6.3 - Planning Commission.
The Planning Commission shall consist of not less than five (5) nor more than nine (9) regular members as the Council may determine by ordinance from time to time. The Council shall also provide for as many alternate members as it may determine necessary. Members of the Planning Commission shall be appointed by the Council for overlapping terms of three (3) years. Each member shall be a registered elector of the Town and, in addition, shall have resided in the area comprising the Town at the time of his appointment for at least one (1) year immediately preceding the date of his appointment. If any member ceases to reside in the Town, his membership shall immediately terminate and the Council shall fill all vacancies created. The Planning Commission shall exercise the functions and powers and perform the duties assigned to it by this Charter and the ordinances of the Town. It shall prepare and submit to the Council for its approval a master plan for the physical development of the Town and areas adjacent thereto. The Commission may hold a hearing or hearings relative to zoning, changes in the zoning ordinance and zoning variances, and may make recommendations thereon to the Council.

Yes/For
No/Against

Town of ParkerBallot Issue 2E

Shall the Home Rule Charter of the Town of Parker be amended by amending and readopting Section 4.6 - Departments Created, as follows?
Section 4.6 - Departments Created. The administrative functions of the Town may be performed by including but not limited to the following departments: Water and Sanitation, Fire, Streets, Police, Finance, Executive, Parks and such other departments as are or may be established by this Charter or by ordinances of the Town. The Town, within a reasonable time,shallprovide policies and procedures for such departments created. The Council may by ordinance create, consolidate or merge any of the departments, whether set forth in the Charter or created by ordinance, in order to achieve more efficient operation or administration. All departments of the Town, except as otherwise provided in this Charter, shall be under the supervision and control of the Town Administrator. The Council may by ordinance or personnel regulations provide for the manner in which the department heads supervise, control and discipline employees of departments that are created by this Charter or by ordinance.

Yes/For
No/Against

Town of ParkerBallot Issue 2F

Ballot Question 2F Shall the Home Rule Charter of the Town of Parker be amended by amending and readopting Subsections (d) and (e) of Section 8.3 - Department of Police, as follows?
Section 8.3 - Department of Police.
d. The Department of Police shall be responsible for the preservation of public peace, prevention of crime, apprehension of criminals, protection of the rights of persons and property, the enforcement of the laws of the State and of the ordinances of the Town as provided by this Charter and all rules and regulations made in accordance therewith, and such other functions as the Town Administrator and Council may prescribe for public safety. All members of the Department shall have all powers with respect to the service of criminal process and the enforcement of criminal laws as are vested in police officers in the State of Colorado.
e. The Chief of Police, with approval of the Town Administrator, may appoint such special policemen, patrolmen or auxiliary force, with or without compensation, as may be deemed necessary, all of whom shall have the same responsibility, functions, duties and powers as do other members of the Police Department, unless changed by the Council upon recommendation of the Town Administrator. However, no special policeman, patrolman or auxiliary force may assume any responsibility, function or duty of the Police Department without adequate training as described in the personnel policy for the Police Department which is approved by the Council.

Yes/For
No/Against

Town of ParkerBallot Issue 2G

Shall the Home Rule Charter of the Town of Parker be amended by amending and readopting Section 9.12 - Increase or Reduction of Appropriations, as follows?
Section 9.12 - Increase or Reduction of Appropriations
The Council may make additional appropriations by ordinance during the fiscal year for unanticipated expenditures required of the Town. Such additional appropriations shall not exceed the amount by which actual and anticipated revenues of the year exceed the revenues as estimated in the budget, unless the appropriations are necessary to relieve an emergency endangering the public peace, health, safety or property.
If at any time during the fiscal year it appears probable to the Town Administrator that the revenues available will be insufficient to meet the amount appropriated, he shall provide a report to the Council without delay indicating the estimated amount of deficit and his recommendations as to any steps to be taken. The Council shall then take such further action as it deems necessary to prevent or minimize any deficit, and for that purpose it may by ordinance reduce one (1) or more appropriations.

Yes/For
No/Against

Town of ParkerBallot Issue 2H

Shall the Home Rule Charter of the Town of Parker be amended by amending and readopting Sections 15.14 - Emergency Powers, and 15.15 - Continuity of Government, as follows?
Section 15.14 - Emergency Powers. In case of riot, insurrection or extraordinary emergency, the Town Administrator shall assume the authority to execute any action necessary for the protection of life and property to the extent allowed by ordinance. Such authority may include but not be limited to establishing regulations governing conduct and activities related to the cause of the emergency, and if the emergency situation continues, the Mayor shall convene the Council who may take such action as it deems necessary. In the event it becomes necessary, the line of succession provided below in this Charter shall be followed.
Section 15.15 - Continuity of Government.
The Council shall have the power to provide for the continuity of government of the Town of Parker in the event of natural or enemy disaster. Such power shall be employed in a manner which will preserve representative government to the Town of Parker and which will provide an orderly line of succession of officers, notwithstanding the provisions of this Charter. Such succession shall commence with the Mayor and the Mayor Pro Tem and shall then revert to the Councilmembers by order of seniority, then to the Town Administrator and then through an order line of succession of one of the administrative department heads.

Yes/For
No/Against

Town of ParkerBallot Issue 2I

Shall the Home Rule Charter of the Town of Parker be amended by amending and readopting Section 15.19 - Personnel Manual, as follows?
Section 15.19 - Personnel Manual. The Town Administrator shall cause to be prepared a Personnel Manual for the Town which shall provide policies and guidelines for all Town employees and their supervisors subject to annual budgeting and appropriation.

Yes/For
No/Against

Town of ParkerBallot Issue 2J

Shall the Home Rule Charter of the Town of Parker be amended by replacing all references to the term "Town Administrator" with the term "Town Manager"?

Yes/For
No/Against

South Suburban Park and Recreation District

South Suburban Park and Recreation District Ballot Issue 7A

WITHOUT RAISING THE TAX LEVY RATE IN 2020, SHALL SOUTH SUBURBAN PARK AND RECREATION DISTRICT BE AUTHORIZED TO ADJUST THE DISTRICT'S MILL LEVY RATE UP OR DOWN BEGINNING IN 2021 AND ANNUALLY THEREAFTER IF NEEDED TO OFFSET REVENUE LOSSES RESULTING FROM STATE-MANDATED PROPERTY TAX ASSESSMENT RATE REDUCTIONS (CAUSED BY THE "GALLAGHER AMENDMENT") IN ORDER TO MAINTAIN NECESSARY SERVICES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO:
1. PRESERVING AND MAINTAINING NATURAL AREAS, OPEN SPACE AND PARKS THROUGHOUT THE DISTRICT,
2. EXTENDING, IMPROVING AND MAINTAINING WALKING, BIKING AND HIKING TRAILS, SUCH AS HIGH LINE CANAL, LEE GULCH, MARY CARTER GREENWAY, BIG DRY CREEK, AND WILLOW CREEK,
3. REPAIRING, MAINTAINING AND IMPROVING EXISTING PARKS, RECREATION FACILITIES AND PLAYGROUNDS, AND
4. PROVIDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR ACTIVE RECREATION FOR CHILDREN, YOUTH, ADULTS AND SENIORS, SO LONG AS THE DISTRICT PREPARES ANNUAL AUDITS ON DISTRICT EXPENDITURES?

Yes/For
No/Against

Strasburg School District

Strasburg School District 31J Ballot Issue 5A

SHALL STRASBURG SCHOOL DISTRICT 31J DEBT BE INCREASED BY $25 MILLION, WITH A REPAYMENT COST OF $49.2 MILLION, AND SHALL DISTRICT TAXES BE INCREASED $2.5 MILLION ANNUALLY, WITH THE PROCEEDS OF SUCH DEBT TO BE USED FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING CAPITAL ASSETS FOR DISTRICT PURPOSES, INCLUDING:
IMPROVING SAFETY AND SECURITY BY CONSTRUCTING ADDITIONAL SERVICE ROADS AROUND SCHOOL CAMPUS TO ADDRESS INCREASED TRAFFIC FLOW DUE TO GROWTH;
ADDRESSING OVERCROWDING BY ADDING ADDITIONAL CLASSROOMS TO THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL;
ADDRESSING THE HEALTH, SAFETY, SECURITY, AND EDUCATIONAL ISSUES AT THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL BY RENOVATING AND REMODELING SUCH FACILITY TO INCLUDE REMOVING TEMPORARY WALLS AND BUILDING A GYMNASIUM;
ADDRESSING THE HEALTH, SAFETY, SECURITY, AND EDUCATIONAL ISSUES AT THE HIGH SCHOOL BY RENOVATING AND REMODELING SUCH FACILITY TO INCLUDE THE ADDITION OF A FOOD SERVICE AREA, UPDATING BATHROOMS TO MEET HEALTH CODES, CONVERTING THE NON-ADA ACCESSIBLE GYM INTO AN AUDITORIUM, AND PROVIDING IMPROVEMENTS TO BLEACHERS AND PROVIDING PEDESTRIAN ACCESS AND SIDEWALK IMPROVEMENTS AT THE FOOTBALL AND PRACTICE FIELD AREAS;
CONSTRUCTING EMERGENCY EGRESS AND PATHWAYS AND IMPROVING ACCESS TO OUTSIDE LEARNING SPACES AT THE MIDDLE SCHOOL FACILITY;
AND SHALL THE MILL LEVY BE INCREASED IN ANY YEAR WITHOUT LIMITATION AS TO RATE, WHICH AMOUNT SHALL BE SUFFICIENT TO PAY THE PRINCIPAL OF AND PREMIUM, IF ANY, AND INTEREST ON SUCH DEBT OR ANY REFUNDING DEBT WHEN DUE; THE AUTHORITY FOR SUCH TAX AND MILL LEVY INCREASE TO TERMINATE WHEN THE DEBT OR REFUNDING DEBT IS PAID; SUCH DEBT TO BE EVIDENCED BY THE ISSUANCE OF GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS OR OTHER MULTIPLE FISCAL YEAR FINANCIAL OBLIGATIONS WHICH MAY BE SOLD FROM TIME TO TIME TO INVESTORS IN AN AGGREGATE AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED THE MAXIMUM AUTHORIZED PRINCIPAL AMOUNT AND REPAYMENT COST, ON TERMS AND CONDITIONS AS THE DISTRICT MAY DETERMINE, INCLUDING PROVISIONS FOR REDEMPTION OF THE BONDS PRIOR TO MATURITY WITH OR WITHOUT PAYMENT OF A PRIOR REDEMPTION PREMIUM OF NOT TO EXCEED 3%; AND SHALL THE DISTRICT'S DEBT LIMIT BE INCREASED FROM AN AMOUNT EQUAL TO 20% OF THE DISTRICT'S ASSESSED VALUE TO AN AMOUNT EQUAL TO 6% OF THE DISTRICT'S ACTUAL VALUE, AS CERTIFIED BY THE COUNTY ASSESSORS OF ADAMS AND ARAPAHOE COUNTIES?

Yes/For
No/Against

West Douglas County Fire Protection District

West Douglas County Fire Protection District Ballot Issue 6C and 6D

West Douglas County Fire Protection District Ballot Issue 6C

SHALL WEST DOUGLAS COUNTY FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT TAXES BE INCREASED UP TO $121,729 ANNUALLY, BEGINNING IN TAX COLLECTION YEAR 2020, OR BY SUCH AMOUNT AS MAY BE RAISED ANNUALLY THEREAFTER BY THE IMPOSITION OF AN ADDITIONAL MILL LEVY RATE OF UP TO 2.0 MILLS AS ADJUSTED ANNUALLY, UP OR DOWN, BY THE DISTRICT'S BOARD OF DIRECTORS, THE REVENUE THEREFROM TO PAY THE DISTRICT'S GENERAL OPERATIONS, INCLUDING FIRE PROTECTION, FIRE SUPPRESSION AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES, CAPITAL EQUIPMENT AND IMPROVEMENTS AND OTHER EXPENSES, RESULTING IN A TOTAL DISTRICT MILL LEVY RATE OF 9.35 MILLS, WITH THE DISTRICT'S TOTAL MILL LEVY RATE SUBJECT TO ADJUSTMENT BY THE DISTRICT'S BOARD OF DIRECTORS AS DEEMED NECESSARY TO OFFSET TAX REFUNDS, TAX ABATEMENTS, AND CHANGES TO THE PERCENTAGE OF ACTUAL PROPERTY VALUATION USED BY THE STATE OF COLORADO TO DETERMINE ASSESSED VALUATION; AND SHALL THE DISTRICT BE AUTHORIZED TO COLLECT, RETAIN, AND SPEND THE REVENUE THEREFROM AS AN EXCEPTION TO THE LIMITS THAT WOULD OTHERWISE APPLY UNDER ARTICLE X, SECTION 20 OF THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION OR ANY OTHER LAW, AND AS A PERMANENT WAIVER OF THE 5.5% LIMITATION UNDER SECTION 29-1-301, C.R.S.?

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West Douglas County Fire Protection District Ballot Issue 6D

SHALL WEST DOUGLAS COUNTY FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT TAXES BE INCREAED UP TO $185,594 ANNUALLY, BEGINNING IN TAX COLLECTION YEAR 2024 OR A LATER YEAR AS DETERMINED BY THE DISTRICT'S BOARD OF DIRECTORS, OR BY SUCH AMOUNT AS MAY BE RAISED ANNUALLY THEREAFTER BY THE IMPOSITION OF AN ADDITIONAL MILL LEVY RATE OF UP TO 3.0 MILLS AS ADJUSTED ANNUALLY, UP OR DOWN, BY THE DISTRICT'S BOARD OF DIRECTORS, THE REVENUE THEREFROM TO PAY THE DISTRICT'S GENERAL OPERATIONS, INCLUDING FIRE PROTECTION, FIRE SUPPRESSION AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES, CAPITAL EQUIPMENT AND IMPROVEMENTS AND OTHER EXPENSES, RESULTING IN A TOTAL DISTRICT MILL LEVY RATE OF 12.35 MILLS, WITH SUCH INCREASED MILL LEVY RATE SUBJECT TO ADJUSTMENT BY THE DISTRICT'S BOARD OF DIRECTORS AS DEEMED NECESSARY TO OFFSET TAX REFUNDS, TAX ABATEMENTS, AND CHANGES TO THE PERCENTAGE OF ACTUAL PROPERTY VALUATION USED BY THE STATE OF COLORADO TO DETERMINE ASSESSED VALUATION; AND SHALL THE DISTRICT BE AUTHORIZED TO COLLECT, RETAIN, AND SPEND THE REVENUE THEREFROM AS AN EXCEPTION TO THE LIMITS THAT WOULD OTHERWISE APPLY UNDER ARTICLE X, SECTION 20 OF THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION OR ANY OTHER LAW, AND AS A PERMANENT WAIVER OF THE 5.5% LIMITATION UNDER SECTION 29-1-301, C.R.S.?

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Proposed Willow Creek 1 & 2 General Improvement District

Proposed Willow Creek 1 & 2 General Improvement District Ballot Issue 6C and 6D

Proposed Willow Creek 1 & 2 General Improvement District Ballot Issue 6C

SHALL WILLOW CREEK 1 & 2 GENERAL IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT TAXES BE INCREASED $33,000.00 IN 2020 FOR COLLECTION IN 2021 AND ANNUALLY THEREAFTER BY THE IMPOSITION OF AD VALOREM PROPERTY TAXES AT A MILL LEVY RATE NOT TO EXCEED 0.750 MILLS (PROVIDED THAT THE DISTRICT'S TOTAL MILL LEVY MAY BE ADJUSTED TO OFFSET REVENUE LOSSES FROM REFUNDS, ABATEMENTS AND CHANGES TO THE PERCENTAGE OF ACTUAL VALUATION USED TO DETERMINE ASSESSED VALUATION); SUCH REVENUES TO BE USED FOR THE IMPROVEMENT AND MAINTENANCE OF THE DISTRICT AND FOR THE GENERAL OPERATING EXPENSES; AND SHALL THE PROCEEDS OF SUCH TAXES, THE SPECIFIC OWNERSHIP TAXES AND ANY OTHER REVENUE OF THE DISTRICT AND INVESTMENT EARNINGS THEREON CONSTITUTE VOTER APPROVED REVENUE AND/OR SPENDING CHANGES AND BE COLLECTED AND SPENT BY THE DISTRICT WITHOUT REGARD TO ANY SPENDING, REVENUE RAISING OR OTHER LIMITATION CONTAINED WITHIN ARTICLE X, SECTION 20 OF THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION AND SHALL THE DISTRICT BE AUTHORIZED TO COLLECT AND EXPEND FROM ITS MILL LEVY ANY SUCH AMOUNT WHICH IS MORE THAN THE AMOUNT WHICH WOULD OTHERWISE BE PERMITTED UNDER THE 5.5% LIMIT IMPOSED BY SECTION 29-1-301, COLORADO REVISED STATUTES IN 2021 AND EACH YEAR THEREAFTER; AND SHALL WILLOW CREEK 1 & 2 GENERAL IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT BE ORGANIZED?

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Proposed Willow Creek 1 & 2 General Improvement District Ballot Issue 6D

SHALL WILLOW CREEK 1 & 2 GENERAL IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT DEBT BE INCREASED $4,340,000.00, WITH A MAXIMUM REPAYMENT COST NOT TO EXCEED $8,500,00.00; AND SHALL WILLOW CREEK 1 & 2 GENERAL IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT TAXES BE INCREASED $290,000.00 ANNUALLY, FOR THE PURPOSE OF ACQUIRING, CONSTRUCTING, INSTALLING AND OTHERWISE PROVIDING NEW FENCING, INCLUDING MASONRY WALLS, AND RELATED IMPROVEMENTS, TOGETHER WITH INCIDENTAL COSTS RELATING TO SUCH PURPOSE, BY THE ISSUANCE OF GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS, NOTES, LEASES, CONTRACTS, OR OTHER MULTIPLE FISCAL YEAR FINANCIAL OBLIGATIONS WHICH SHALL BEAR INTEREST AT A NET EFFECTIVE INTEREST RATE NOT IN EXCESS OF 5.00% PER ANNUM, MATURE, BE SUBJECT TO REDEMPTION, WITH OR WITHOUT PAYMENT OF PREMIUM OF NOT TO EXCEED 3%, AND BE ISSUED AT SUCH TIME, IN ONE SERIES OR MORE, AT SUCH PRICE (AT, ABOVE OR BELOW PAR) AND IN SUCH MANNER AND CONTAINING SUCH TERMS AND CONDITIONS, NOT INCONSISTENT WITH THIS BALLOT ISSUE, AS THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS MAY DETERMINE; AND SHALL AD VALOREM PROPERTY TAXES BE LEVIED ON ALL TAXABLE PROPERTY IN THE DISTRICT, WITHOUT LIMITATION OF MILL RATE, AND IN AMOUNTS SUFFICIENT TO PRODUCE THE ANNUAL INCREASE SET FORTH ABOVE OR SUCH LESSER AMOUNT AS MAY BE NECESSARY, TO BE USED SOLELY FOR THE PURPOSE OF PAYING THE PRINCIPAL OF, PREMIUM, IF ANY, AND INTEREST ON THE DISTRICT'S DEBT OR ANY REFUNDING DEBT AND TO FUND ANY RESERVES FOR THE PAYMENT THEREOF; AND SHALL THE PROCEEDS OF ANY SUCH DEBT AND THE PROCEEDS OF SUCH TAXES, ANY OTHER REVENUE USED TO PAY SUCH DEBT, AND INVESTMENT INCOME THEREON, BE COLLECTED AND SPENT BY THE DISTRICT AS A VOTER-APPROVED REVENUE CHANGE, WITHOUT REGARD TO ANY SPENDING, REVENUE-RAISING OR OTHER LIMITATION CONTAINED WITHIN ARTICLE X, SECTION 20 OF THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION AND WITHOUT LIMITING IN ANY YEAR THE AMOUNT OF OTHER REVENUES THAT MAY BE COLLECTED AND SPENT BY THE DISTRICT?

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