2003 Ballot Issues
Below are the certified ballot issues as they will appear on the ballot for the April 1, 2003, Municipal Election. These issues were certified during the City Council meeting on February 11, 2003.
ISSUE NO. 1A
EXTENSION OF THE TRAILS, OPEN SPACE AND PARKS (TOPS) PROGRAM
"Without raising additional taxes, shall the existing 0.1% (one tenth of a cent) City sales and use tax for trails, open space and parks (TOPS) be extended from its current expiration of April 30, 2009 through December 31, 2025, with the same uses including the protection of open space, wildlife habitat and water supplies, the creation of new neighborhood parks, ballfields and playgrounds, and a system of trails and greenways, with all expenditures subject to recommendations of a citizens? advisory committee and bi-annual independent audit and continuing these funds as a voter-approved revenue change, the above constituting no changes to the program except allowing no more than 6% be used for stewardship and maintenance of tops-funded trails, open space and parks and no more than 3% be used for program management?"