Cortez mayor promotes ballot question to League of Women Voters

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Cortez mayor promotes ballot question to League of Women Voters

Sheek touts continuation of rec center sales tax
Dick Donahoo returns the ball in a pickle ball match at the Cortez Recreation Center in 2014.
Ballot Question 2A

Approved by City Council on Jan. 23, the ballot question will appear as follows on Cortez voters’ ballots:
“Shall the city of Cortez continue to collect a portion of the sales tax which was approved at the November 6, 2001, election after the bonds authorized at such election are paid in full on or before December 31, 2021, provided that the rate shall decrease from .55% to .35% (thirty-five one hundredths of one percent), which represents 3½ cents on each ten dollar purchase) with the revenues from such tax to continue to be used for the operations and maintenance of the family recreation center or to be used for any capital improvements or additions to the family recreation center; and shall the city council be authorized to amend Ordinance No. 954, series 2001 to implement the decrease in the rate and the purposes for which the revenues may be used; and shall the revenues received by the city pursuant to this ballot measure be collected, kept and spent notwithstanding any revenue limitations of Article X, Section 20 of the Colorado Constitution or any other law?”

Cortez mayor promotes ballot question to League of Women Voters

Dick Donahoo returns the ball in a pickle ball match at the Cortez Recreation Center in 2014.