Fremont County Sheriff Tax Extension Ballot Issue 1A
Extension of 1% sheriff's tax shall the one-percent Fremont County sales and use tax presently in effect to directly fund the urgent public safety needs identified as critical to performing statutory obligations to all Fremont County residents by Fremont County Sheriff Allen Cooper, the Chief County Law Enforcement Official serving all residents of the cities, towns and unincorporated areas within the boundaries of Fremont County, and set to expire on December 31, 2023, be extended pursuant to Part 1 of Article 2 of Title 29, Colorado Revised Statutes to be exclusively applied to the following and used for no other purposes:1. Law enforcement needs: hire, train and retain deputies. Equip patrol deputies, investigators, animal control deputies and civilian support staff; conduct fire and criminal investigations; expand vehicle replacement program to cover transports, investigations and animal control. Purchase records management system consistent with state data reporting requirements. Purchase fuel and necessary operational supplies and equipment; 2. Criminal justice needs: hire, employ, train and equip detention deputies, court security deputies, transport personnel and civilian support staff; conduct criminal extradition, install additional cameras to increase security, and safety, within the detention facility and public areas. 3. Purchase body cameras for patrol and detention deputies as required by state law together with the necessary electronic means of storage for data collected. 4. Complete the replacement with stainless steel for porcelain fixtures in the detention center housing units, convert all water fixtures to water saving fixtures and complete various maintenance projects in the aging facility. Commencing on January 1, 2023 and continuing thereafter, except such expiration as determined by the voters in a future election, and shall the county be authorized to collect and expend any and all such proceeds generated by the one cent (1.00%) sales and use tax without statutory or constitutional limitation or condition, including Section 29-1-301, Colorado Revised Statutes and Article X, Section 20 of the Colorado Constitution?
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