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?
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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