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Colorado City Metropolitan District Ballot Issue 5B

Requests that the Colorado City Metropolitan District taxes by increased by $200,000 in 2018 and by such amounts as are raised annually thereafter.The tax would be imposed on the first sale of unprocessed marijuana to any retail buyer.The rate would be phased in by starting at 3% in 2018, 4% in 2019 and 5% in 2020.The rate of this tax would be allowed to be increased or decreased by the Board of Directors of the Colorado City Metropolitan District without voter approval as long as it does not exceed 5%.The resulting tax revenue and investment earnings thereon are allowed to be collected and spent by the Colorado City Metropolitan District as a voter approved revenue change without regard to any expenditure, revenue raising or other limitation contained in Article X, Section 20 of the Colorado Constitution (TABOR Amendment).The proceeds of the taxes will be collected and spent annually regardless of the annual 5.5% property tax revenue limitation cited in Section 29-1-301 of the Colorado Revised Statutes or any other law.Ballot Language:SHALL THE COLORADO CITY METROPOLITAN DISTRICT TAXES BE INCREASED BY $200,000 IN 2018 AND BY SUCH AMOUNTS AS ARE RAISED ANNUALLY THEREAFTER,BYIMPOSINGAPHASED-INEXCISETAXOFUPTOFIVE(5) PERCENT OF THE AVERAGE MARKET RATE, AS DETERMINED BY THE COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE PURSUANT TO SECTION 39-28.8-101, COLORADO REVISED STATUTES, AS MAY AMENDED, ON THE FIRST SALE OR TRANSFER OF UNPROCESSED RETAIL MARIJUANA BY A RETAIL MARIJUANA CULTIVATION FACILITY TO A RETAIL MARIJUANA PRODUCT MANUFACTURING FACILITY, A RETAIL MARIJUANA STORE, OR ANOTHER RETAIL MARIJUANA CULTIVATION FACILITY WITH THE RATE TO BE PHASED IN BY STARTING AT THREE (3) PERCENT IN 2018 AND INCREASING TO FOUR (4) PERCENT IN 2019 AND FIVE (5) PERCENT IN 2020, WITH THE RATE OF SUCH TAX BEING ALLOWED TO BE DECREASED OR INCREASED BY THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE COLORADO CITY METROPOLITAN DISTRICT WITHOUT VOTER APPROVAL SO LONG AS THE RATE OF THE TAX DOES NOT EXCEED FIVE (5) PERCENT, AND WITH THE RESULTING TAX REVENUE AND INVESTMENT EARNINGS THEREON BEING ALLOWED TO BE COLLECTED AND SPENT BY THE COLORADO CITY METROPOLITAN DISTRICT AS A VOTER APPROVED REVENUE CHANGE, WITHOUT REGARD TO ANY EXPENDITURE, REVENUE RAISING, OR OTHER LIMITATION CONTAINED IN ARTICLE X, SECTION 20 OF THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION OR ANY OTHER LAW; AND SHALL THE PROCEEDS OF SUCH TAXES BE COLLECTED AND SPENT ANNUALLY REGARDLESS OF THE ANNUAL 5.5% PROPERTY TAX REVENUE LIMITATION SET FORTH IN SECTION 29-1-301 OF COLORADO REVISED STATUTES OR ANY OTHER LAW?
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• The community should benefit from the growth and sale of marijuana

• Taxes collected would help compensate for the negative impact of marijuana cultivation.

• Increased revenue could be used for community improvements.
We should outlaw the growth and sale of marijuana.

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