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Posted on: September 12, 2019

City Soliciting Pro/Con Statements on Tabor Sales Tax Ballot Question

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NOTICE TO CITIZENS

The City Council of the City of Aspen has approved the submission to the City
electorate one tax question at the November 5, 2019, coordinated municipal election.
Amendment One (1992) to the Colorado Constitution requires a notice of the election to
be mailed to all registered voters with certain information about the election and financial
implications of the ballot questions. Part of the notice to be sent to electors must include
summaries of written comments, up to 500 words each, one for and one against the
proposal, filed with the election officer by 45 days before the election.


The City hereby solicits written comments for and against the questions listed below.
Please address your comments to the City Clerk, 130 S. Galena Street, Aspen, CO 81611 or
via email to linda.manning@cityofaspen.com. Only comments filed by persons eligible to
vote in the city will be summarized in the ballot notice. To be summarized in the ballot
issue notice, the comments shall address these specific ballot issues and shall include a
signature and an address where the signor is registered to vote. Written comments must
be received no later than Friday September 20, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.


The TABOR ballot issues at the November special municipal election are:
Ballot Issue: Retention of excess of initial revenue estimate of tobacco sales tax


WITHOUT IMPOSING ANY NEW TAX OR INCREASING ANY TAX RATE, MAY THE
CITY OF ASPEN KEEP ALL REVENUES (INCLUDING THOSE IN EXCESS OF THE
INITIAL REVENUE ESTIMATE) FROM THE NOVEMBER 2017 VOTER-APPROVED
TOBACCO RELATED PRODUCTS SALES TAX (BALLOT ISSUE 2B), AND CONTINUE
TO COLLECT THE TAX AT THE PREVIOUSLY DEFINED RATE, AND SPEND ALL
REVENUES COLLECTED FOR THE PURPOSES AS APPROVED BY VOTERS,
INCLUDING HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, TOBACCO-RELATED HEALTH ISSUES,
AND ADDICTION AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE EDUCATION AND MITIGATION?


Yes/For
No/Against

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