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City of Greeley Keep Greeley Moving

Without changing the rate of any existing City Sales or Use Tax, shall the City of Greeley be authorized to keep and spend all revenues collected from the .65% Sales and Use Tax Increase Approved for Street-Related Improvements and Repairs at the election held November 3, 2015, together with any investment earnings thereon, as a Voter-Approved Revenue Change and an exception to any limits which could otherwise apply?
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Ballot Measure 2K This 2017 ballot measure is a request to allow the City to reinvest those additional revenues back into Greeley's roads. The measure brings the total available for use to the full .65% and requires all of it to be used for roads. The Keep Greeley Moving ballot measure was approved by voters in 2015 and expires in 2022.
Some in favor say: -Greeley has roads that have not been repaired yet,and this will help with those repairs.

-Voters approved a .65% sales tax for roads in 2015 and this follows voters' wishes by allowing the full amount to be used on roads.

-Growth requires more streets and street maintenance. Greeley's population is growing and this will help offset costs associated with growth.

-These restrictions apply: the tax does not apply to groceries, voters can end this tax in its entirety in 2022, and funds collected must be used for road repairs and capacity improvements.

-The City has done a good job so far repairing roads using the revenue from the .65% sales tax.
Ballot Measure 2K This ballot measure is a request to allow the City to reinvest those additional revenues back into Greeley's roads. The measure brings the total available for use to the full .65% and requires all of it to be used for roads. The Keep Greeley Moving ballot measure was approved by voters in 2015 and expires in 2022.
Some opposed say:

-The Colorado constitution allows funds to be refunded or credits given when this situation occurs.

-Greeley taxpayers can put the refund or credit to good use for something other than government spending on roads.

-The City could make additional road repairs if reductions or adjustments are made to other City services.

-Over the seven years of the .65% sales tax for roads, Greeley will still be able to spend approximately $66.4 million on roads.

-This is not the time to keep more taxpayer dollars.

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