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2013 Ballot

Ballot Issue No. 2A (Ordinance No. 7916) 

Recreational Marijuana Tax 

SHALL CITY OF BOULDER TAXES BE INCREASED BY ($3,360,000 FIRST FULL FISCAL YEAR DOLLAR INCREASE) ANNUALLY AND BY SUCH AMOUNTS AS ARE RAISED ANNUALLY THEREAFTER BY THE IMPOSITION OF AN EXCISE TAX OF 5 PERCENT IN 2014 AND UP TO 10 PERCENT THEREAFTER ON THE CULTIVATION FACILITY AT THE AVERAGE MARKET RATE AT THE POINT OF TRANSFER FROM THE CULTIVATION FACILITY AND AN ADDITIONAL SALES AND USE TAX OF 3.5 PERCENT IN 2014 AND UP TO 10 PERCENT THEREAFTER ON RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA AS PROVIDED IN ORDINANCE NO. 7916 COMMENCING JANUARY 1, 2014 WITH  SUFFICIENT REVENUES FROM THE EXCISE AND SALES AND USE TAX TO BE USED FOR PUBLIC SAFETY, ENFORCEMENT AND ADMINISTRATIVE PURPOSES AND FOR COMPREHENSIVE SUBSTANCE ABUSE PROGRAMS INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION PREVENTION, TREATMENT, EDUCATION, RESPONSIBLE USE, INTERVENTION,  AND MONITORING, WITH AN EMPHASIS ON YOUTH, AND WITH THE REMAINDER USED BY THE GENERAL FUND;

AND IN CONNECTION THEREWITH,

SHALL THE FULL PROCEEDS OF SUCH TAXES AT SUCH RATES AND ANY EARNINGS THEREON BE COLLECTED, RETAINED, AND SPENT, AS A VOTER-APPROVED REVENUE CHANGE WITHOUT LIMITATION OR CONDITION, AND WITHOUT LIMITING THE COLLECTION, RETENTION, OR SPENDING OF ANY OTHER REVENUES OR FUNDS BY THE CITY OF BOULDER UNDER ARTICLE X SECTION 20 OF THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION OR ANY OTHER LAW?

 FOR THE MEASURE ____    AGAINST THE MEASURE ____

 

Ballot Issue No. 2B  (Ordinance No. 7913)

Sales and Use Tax

SHALL CITY OF BOULDER TAXES BE INCREASED ($4,482,200 FIRST FULL FISCAL YEAR DOLLAR INCREASE ANNUALLY) BY INCREASING THE SALES AND USE TAX BY 0.15 CENTS FOR THE PERIOD OF JANUARY 1, 2014 TO DECEMBER 31, 2019 WITH ALL OF THE REVENUES COLLECTED USED TO FUND TRANSPORTATION CONSTRUCTION AND SERVICES SUCH AS MAINTENANCE OF PAVEMENT, CONSTRUCTION OF TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE, TRANSIT SERVICE AND OTHER TRANSPORTATION PURPOSES?

AND IN CONNECTION THEREWITH,

SHALL THE FULL PROCEEDS OF SUCH TAX AT SUCH RATE AND ANY EARNINGS THEREON BE COLLECTED, RETAINED, AND SPENT, AS A VOTER-APPROVED REVENUE CHANGE WITHOUT LIMITATION OR CONDITION, AND WITHOUT LIMITING THE COLLECTION, RETENTION, OR SPENDING OF ANY OTHER REVENUES OR FUNDS BY THE CITY OF BOULDER UNDER ARTICLE X SECTION 20 OF THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION OR ANY OTHER LAW?

FOR THE MEASURE ___   AGAINST THE MEASURE ___

 

Ballot Question No. 2C  (Ordinance No. 7912)

Sales and Use Tax Extension

Without raising additional taxes, shall the existing 0.33 cent City sales and use tax for the acquisition and preservation of open space land, approved by the voters by Ordinance No. 5222, be extended beyond the current expiration date of December 31, 2018; and beginning January 1, 2019 designating  0.22 cent of every dollar taxed to fund the acquisition and preservation of open space land;  0.11 cent of every dollar taxed to fund services such as fire, police, libraries,  parks, recreation, human services and other general fund purposes; and beginning January 1, 2035 designating  0.10 cent of every dollar taxed to fund the acquisition and preservation of open space land; and 0.23 cent of every dollar taxed to fund services such as fire, police, libraries,  parks, recreation, human services and other general fund purposes as a voter approved revenue change

FOR THE MEASURE ____        AGAINST THE MEASURE ____

 

Ballot Question 2D (Ordinance No. 7922)

Sales and Use Tax Extension

Without raising additional taxes, shall the existing 0.15 cent city sales and use tax approved by the voters by Ordinance No. 7301, be extended beyond the current expiration date of December 31, 2019 until December 31, 2039, with 100  percent of the revenues collected to fund transportation construction and services,  such as maintenance of pavement, construction of transportation  infrastructure, transit service and other transportation purposes until December 31, 2029 and beginning January 1, 2030,  100 percent of the revenues collected to fund  services such as fire, police, libraries, parks, recreation, human services and other general fund purposes?

For the Measure____                      Against the Measure____

 

Ballot Question 2E (Ordinance No. 7920)

Electric Utility Amendments, $214 million acquisition debt limit and superseding other initiatives

Shall the Boulder Home Rule Charter be amended pursuant to Ordinance No. 7920, to limit the portion of bonds or other obligations issued for the purpose of purchasing or otherwise acquiring the existing assets of the electric system and for paying stranded costs in one complete payment to an amount not-to-exceed $214 million, which amount may be increased annually by the Denver-Boulder-Greeley Consumer Price Index, and without limiting the authority of the utility to issue bonds or other obligations in any amount for all other lawful purposes in compliance with the Charter and other applicable laws, and without limiting the authority of the utility to pay stranded costs as a part of rates rather than as one complete payment; and limiting the underlying fees and other costs of issuance of the bonds to amounts paid by other similarly situated utilities; limiting the utility’s service area to an area supporting safe and reliable service to its customers; providing for elections at special or general elections; requiring the utility advisory board to advise the council on rate making; providing for customer choice for out of city customers; for out of city customers to be represented on the utility advisory board; and to provide that, if this ballot question receives more votes than all other initiatives which pertain to debt limitations or the adoption of a new Section 188 of the city Charter, then this measure shall become law and such other initiatives shall not be implemented?

For the Measure____                      Against the Measure____

 

Ballot Question 2F  (Ordinance No. 7910)

Negotiated or Private Bond Sales

Shall Section 98, “Term of bonds - disposal of bonds” of the Charter of the City of Boulder be amended as described in Ordinance No. 7910 to give the City the option to sell bonds or other obligations by a negotiated or private sale when determined to be to the best advantage of the City?

For the Measure____                      Against the Measure____

 

Ballot Question 2G (Ordinance No. 7914)

Qualifications for Appointment to City Commissions

Shall section 130 of the Charter be amended pursuant to Ordinance  No. 7914 to provide that city residents may be appointed to serve on city commissions even if they are not city electors, if they are at least eighteen years old and if they have resided in the city of Boulder for at least one year immediately prior to their appointment, and shall related changes be made to Charter sections 74, 157, 172 and 185 so that qualifications for service on the Planning Board, the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, the Open Space Board of Trustees and the Electric Utilities Board be consistent in this respect? 

For the Measure____                      Against the Measure____

 

Ballot Question 2H (Ordinance No. 7915)

Oil and Gas Exploration Moratorium Extension

Shall Ordinance No. 7907 be amended to extend the current moratorium on new oil and gas exploration until June 3, 2018 and to set legal standards and the council voting requirements for lifting the moratorium amended pursuant to Ordinance No. 7915?

For the Measure____                      Against the Measure____

 

Ballot Question 310 (Ordinance No. 7919)

Shall Article XIII of the Charter of the City of Boulder be amended by the addition of a new section 188 “Limitations on Debt,” that provides (a) before the electric utility enterprise issues any debt, voters must approve the amount of the utility’s debt limit and the total cost of debt repayment that the utility will incur, both to be stated in dollars in any ballot question; and (b) the utility’s service area shall not extend to areas outside the city limits unless registered electors in those areas are permitted to vote in these debt limit and repayment cost elections; and (c) such elections shall be held on the dates of general municipal elections; and (d)  any brokerage fees for managing any sale of bonds or other indebtedness shall be limited to one percent of proceeds?

For the Measure____                      Against the Measure____

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