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Ballot Issues - November 2, 2010 - General Election

ISSUE 2B - REFERRED MEASURE REGARDING REVENUE RETENTION

Ballot Title:

"SHALL THE CITY OF COLORADO SPRINGS BE PERMITTED TO RETAIN UP TO $600,000 TO PROVIDE HIGH PRIORITY ROAD AND BRIDGE INFRASTRUCTURE REPAIRS AND PUBLIC SAFETY SERVICES, THIS AMOUNT BEING THE ESTIMATED 2009 PROPERTY TAX REVENUE ABOVE THE 2009 FISCAL YEAR PROPERTY TAX REVENUE SPENDING LIMIT MANDATED BY THE TAXPAYER'S BILL OF RIGHTS, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS "TABOR" (COLORADO CONSTITUTION ARTICLE X, SECTION 20 AND CITY CHARTER ARTICLE VII, SECTION 7-90), AND CONSTITUTING A VOTER-APPROVED REVENUE CHANGE?"

Resolution adopted at September, 2, 2010 Special-Called Formal Council Meeting


ISSUE 2C - REFERRED MEASURE REGARDING TOPS MAINTENANCE

Ballot Title:

"SHALL THE EXISTING 0.01% (ONE TENTH OF A CENT) CITY SALES AND USE TAX FOR TRAILS, OPEN SPACE AND PARKS (TOPS) BE AMENDED TO ALLOW NO MORE THAN FIFTEEN (15%) OF THE REVENUE FROM THE TAX AND INTEREST EARNINGS OF THE TOPS FUND TO BE USED FOR STEWARDSHIP AND MAINTENANCE OF ALL CITY-OWNED TRAILS, OPEN SPACE AND PARKS FOR A PERIOD OF TWO YEARS, FROM JANUARY 1, 2011 THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2012, ONLY, WITH A CHANGE TO BIENNIAL INDEPENDENT AUDIT REQUIREMENTS, AND NO OTHER CHANGES TO THE TOPS PROGRAM AS AUTHORIZED IN PREVIOUS ELECTIONS?"

Resolution adopted at September, 2, 2010 Special-Called Formal Council Meeting


ISSUE 300 - CHARTER AMENDMENT REGARDING COUNCIL-MAYOR FORM OF GOVERNMENT

Ballot Title:

"Shall the City of Colorado Springs Home Rule Charter be amended to establish a Council-Mayor form of municipal government for the City of Colorado Springs, and in connection therewith, provide for the election of the Mayor by the city's voters; transfer the direction and supervision of all departments, divisions, offices and agencies from the City Manager to the Mayor; provide the Mayor with veto authority over municipal legislation; establish the Mayor's authority to appoint municipal executive and judicial officials; and provide that the Mayor's current place on City Council be taken by an additional at-large member of Council, beginning at the city's regular election in 2011?"

Proposed changes to Colorado Springs City Charter