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Ballot Issues

State Amendments and Propositions on the 2016 Ballot

Amendment T - No Exception to Involuntary Servitude Prohibition

Referred to the voters by the state legislature

Amendment U - Exempt Certain Possessory Interests From Property Taxes

Referred to the voters by the state legislature

Amendment 69 - Statewide Healthcare System

(Proposed Initiative #20)

Amendment 70 - State Minimum Wage

(Proposed Initiative #101)

Amendment 71 - Requirements for Initiated Constitutional Amendments

(Proposed Initiative #96)

Amendment 72 - New Cigarette and Tobacco Taxes

(Proposed Initiative #143)

Proposition 106 - Medical Aid in Dying

(Proposed Initiative #145)

Proposition 107 - Presidential Primary Election

(Proposed Initiative #140)

Proposition 108 - Primary Elections

(Proposed Initiative #98)

La Plata County Propositions

1A Road & Bridge Mill Levy

SHALL LA PLATA COUNTY TAXES BE INCREASED $4,500,000 IN 2017 AND BY SUCH AMOUNTS AS MAY BE RAISED ANNUALLY THEREAFTER FROM A MILL LEVY OF UP TO 2.4 MILLS TO FUND COUNTY ROAD AND BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE, PROVIDED THAT THIS TAX INCREASE AUTHORIZATION SHALL BE FOR A 10 YEAR PERIOD ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2026; AND SHALL THE REVENUES, ANY RELATED SPECIFIC OWNERSHIP TAXES AND THE INVESTMENT EARNINGS BE COLLECTED AND SPENT NOTWITHSTANDING ANY LIMITATIONS PROVIDED BY LAW?

1B Increase Mill Levy for a New Airport Terminal/Ramp

SHALL LA PLATA COUNTY DEBT BE INCREASED $40,400,000 WITH A REPAYMENT COST OF $64,432,600 AND SHALL COUNTY TAXES BE INCREASED $3,221,633 ANNUALLY TO FINANCE THE COSTS OF A NEW TERMINAL AND OTHER IMPROVEMENTS TO THE DURANGO-LA PLATA COUNTY AIRPORT TO IMPROVE SAFETY, CAPACITY AND FUNCTIONALITY; SUCH DEBT TO BE SOLD IN ONE SERIES OR MORE, FOR A PRICE ABOVE OR BELOW THE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF SUCH SERIES, AND ON TERMS AND CONDITIONS AS DETERMINED BY THE COUNTY, INCLUDING PROVISIONS FOR REDEMPTION OF THE DEBT PRIOR TO MATURITY WITH OR WITHOUT PAYMENT OF A PREMIUM AND A MATURITY OF NOT MORE THAN 20 YEARS FROM THE DATE OF ISSUANCE OF EACH SERIES; AND SHALL THE MILL LEVY BE SET IN EACH YEAR IN AN AMOUNT SUFFICIENT TO PAY THE PRINCIPAL OF, PREMIUM, IF ANY, AND INTEREST ON SUCH DEBT OR ANY REFUNDING DEBT (OR TO CREATE A RESERVE FOR SUCH PAYMENT); AND SHALL SUCH TAX REVENUES AND THE EARNINGS FROM THE INVESTMENT OF THE PROCEEDS OF SUCH DEBT AND TAX REVENUES BE COLLECTED, RETAINED AND SPENT AS A VOTER APPROVED REVENUE CHANGE UNDER ARTICLE X, SECTION 20 OF THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION?

Durango School District 9-R Ballot Issue 3A

SHALL DURANGO SCHOOL DISTRICT 9-R TAXES BE INCREASED BY $1.7 MILLION DOLLARS IN 2016 FOR COLLECTION IN THE 2017 CALENDAR YEAR, AND BY SUCH AMOUNTS AS MAY BE COLLECTED ANNUALLY THEREAFTER BY THE IMPOSITION OF A MILL LEVY WHICH GENERATES REVENUE, WHICH TOGETHER WITH THE REVENUES PRODUCED BY PREVIOUS VOTER AUTHORIZED TAX INCREASES OF THE DISTRICT UNDER 22-54-108, C.R.S., AS AMENDED, IS NOT GREATER THAN TWENTY-FIVE PERCENT OF THE DISTRICT'S TOTAL PROGRAM FUNDING PLUS SUPPLEMENTAL COST OF LIVING ADJUSTMENT, TO BE USED FOR GENERAL FUND

PURPOSES, WHICH WILL ALLOW OUR SCHOOLS TO MAINTAIN AND INVEST IN COMMUNITY VALUED PROGRAMS WITHIN DURANGO SCHOOL DISTRICT 9-R, MOUNTAIN MIDDLE SCHOOL AND ANIMAS HIGH SCHOOL BY: • INVESTING IN CRITICAL PROGRAMS THAT SUPPORT COLLEGE AND WORKFORCE READY GRADUATES; • MINIMIZING INCREASED CLASS SIZES AND LOSS OF MORE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS; • MAINTAINING OUR ABILITY TO ATTRACT, RETAIN, AND TRAIN HIGH QUALITY STAFF; AND • ENSURING SAFE, EFFECTIVE, INNOVATIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS AND INFRASTRUCTURE; AND SHALL SUCH INCREASE BE AN ADDITIONAL PROPERTY TAX MILL LEVY IN EXCESS OF THE LEVIES THE DISTRICT IS OTHERWISE AUTHORIZED BY LAW TO IMPOSE; AND SHALL THE DISTRICT BE AUTHORIZED TO COLLECT, RETAIN AND SPEND ALL REVENUES FROM SUCH TAXES AND THE EARNINGS FROM THE INVESTMENT OF SUCH REVENUES AS A VOTER APPROVED REVENUE CHANGE AND AN EXCEPTION TO THE LIMITS WHICH WOULD OTHERWISE APPLY UNDER ARTICLE X, SECTION 20

Bayfield School District 10 JT-R Ballot Issue 3B

SHALL BAYFIELD SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 10 JT-R DEBT BE INCREASED BY $28.7 MILLION, WITH A REPAYMENT COST OF UP TO $51 MILLION, AND SHALL DISTRICT TAXES BE INCREASED BY UP TO $2.1 MILLION ANNUALLY BY THE ISSUANCE AND PAYMENT OF GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS TO PROVIDE LOCAL MATCHING MONEY REQUIRED FOR THE DISTRICT TO RECEIVE APPROXIMATELY $8.5 MILLION IN STATE GRANTS (WHICH ARE NOT REQUIRED TO BE REPAID) UNDER THE "BEST" PROGRAM TO FINANCE THE COSTS OF: • CONSTRUCTING A NEW GRADES 3-5 ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ON DISTRICT-OWNED PROPERTY ADJACENT TO THE MIDDLE SCHOOL; • RENOVATING AND UPDATING THE EXISTING ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TO BE USED AS A PRIMARY SCHOOL FOR GRADES K-2, INCLUDING IMPROVEMENTS TO SITE SAFETY, EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT FACILITIES, AND IMPROVEMENTS NECESSARY TO MEET THE EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS OF PRIMARY AGE STUDENTS; • IMPROVEMENTS TO SITE SAFETY AND SECURITY AT THE EXISTING MIDDLE SCHOOL; AND • CONSTRUCTING AN ADDITION TO THE ADMINISTRATION OFFICE TO ACCOMMODATE THE DISTRICT'S TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT AND ADDITIONAL DISTRICT MEETING SPACE, AND TO THE EXTENT REMAINING FUNDS ARE AVAILABLE FOR THE PURPOSE OF ACQUIRING, CONSTRUCTING, REPAIRING AND IMPROVING DISTRICT CAPITAL ASSETS, WITH SUCH GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS TO BEAR INTEREST, MATURE, BE SUBJECT TO REDEMPTION, WITH OR WITHOUT PREMIUM, AND BE ISSUED AT SUCH TIME, AT SUCH PRICE (AT, ABOVE OR BELOW PAR) AND IN SUCH MANNER AND CONTAINING SUCH TERMS, NOT INCONSISTENT WITH THIS BALLOT ISSUE, AS THE BOARD OF EDUCATION MAY DETERMINE, WITH THE LIMITATION ON THE AMOUNT OF THE DISTRICT'S DEBT TO BE INCREASED UP TO 6% OF THE ACTUAL VALUE OF THE TAXABLE PROPERTY IN THE DISTRICT AS ALLOWED BY §22-42-104 (1)(b), C.R.S.; AND SHALL AD VALOREM PROPERTY TAXES BE LEVIED WITHOUT LIMIT AS TO THE MILL RATE TO GENERATE AN AMOUNT SUFFICIENT IN EACH YEAR TO PAY THE PRINCIPAL OF, PREMIUM IF ANY, AND INTEREST ON SUCH DEBT AND TO FUND ANY RESERVES FOR THE PAYMENT THEREOF?

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