2016 Ballot Issue

City of Wheat Ridge Ballot Issue 2E

SHALL THE CITY OF WHEAT RIDGE DEBT BE INCREASED BY UP TO $33,000,000, WITH A REPAYMENT COST OF LESS THAN $38,500,000, AND SHALL THE CITY OF WHEAT RIDGE TAXES BE INCREASED BY UP TO $3,700,000 ANNUALLY IN THE FIRST FULL FISCAL YEAR, AND BY WHATEVER ADDITIONAL AMOUNT IS RECEIVED FOR 11 YEARS THEREAFTER, WITHOUT INCREASING PROPERTY TAX, BY INCREASING THE RATE OF SALES AND USE TAX BY 1/2 CENT PER DOLLAR, WITH THE PROCEEDS TO BE USED ONLY FOR THE FOLLOWING PUBLIC INVESTMENTS:

​      •     ANDERSON PARK IMPROVEMENTS IMPROVEMENTS TO ANDERSON PARK TO PROVIDE UPGRADED, RENOVATED AMENITIES AND FACILITIES THAT ENHANCE RECREATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES AND MEET THE CURRENT NEEDS OF PARK AND FACILITY USERS AND TO REDUCE MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR COSTS; RENOVATIONS TO INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO, RENOVATION OF THE ANDERSON BUILDING AND OUTDOOR POOL LOCKER ROOMS AND IMPROVEMENTS TO SURROUNDING PARK AMENITIES - ESTIMATED PROJECT COST $4,000,000;

​      •     WADSWORTH BOULEVARD RECONSTRUCTION - 35TH AVENUE TO INTERSTATE-70 RECONSTRUCTION OF WADSWORTH BOULEVARD TO PROVIDE AN IMPROVED MULTI-MODAL TRANSPORTATION FACILITY AND STREETSCAPE IMPROVEMENTS, TO RELIEVE AND MITIGATE SEVERE TRAFFIC CONGESTION AND FACILITATE REDEVELOPMENT AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES - ESTIMATED CITY SHARE OF TOTAL PROJECT COST $7,000,000;

​      •     WHEAT RIDGE - WARD COMMUTER RAIL STATION AREA CONSTRUCTION OF STREET, BICYCLE/PEDESTRIAN, PUBLIC AMENITIES AND OTHER INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS TO ADDRESS TRAFFIC GROWTH AND FACILITATE REDEVELOPMENT AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN THE AREA SURROUNDING THE GOLD LINE STATION INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, RECONSTRUCTION OF RIDGE ROAD, 52nd AVENUE AND TABOR STREET, A TRAFFIC SIGNAL AT THE WARD ROAD / RIDGE ROAD INTERSECTION AND A PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE OVER RAILROAD TRACKS LINKING THE JOB CENTERS TO THE SOUTH - ¬ESTIMATED CITY SHARE OF TOTAL PROJECT COST $12,000,000;
​      • CLEAR CREEK CROSSING - MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT SITE ON THE WEST SIDE OF 1-70 AT 38th AND YOUNGFIELD CONSTRUCTION OF ON AND OFF HOOK RAMPS FROM INTERSTATE 1-70 INTO THE CLEAR CREEK CROSSING DEVELOPMENT TO RELIEVE TRAFFIC CONGESTION AND IMPROVE VEHICULAR ACCESS AND TO FACILITATE REDEVELOPMENT AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN A NEW MIXED-USE, SALES TAX GENERATING REDEVELOPMENT SITE - ESTIMATED CITY SHARE OF TOTAL PROJECT COST $10,000,000;

​ SUCH INCREASE IN THE SALES AND USE TAX RATE TO BEGIN ON JANUARY 1, 2017 AND END WHEN REVENUES FROM SUCH SALES AND USE TAX RATE INCREASE REACH $38,500,000 OR ON DECEMBER 31, 2028, WHICHEVER OCCURS FIRST; SUCH DEBT TO BE SOLD IN ONE SERIES OR MORE AT A PRICE ABOVE, BELOW OR EQUAL TO THE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF SUCH DEBT AND ON SUCH TERMS AND CONDITIONS AS THE CITY MAY DETERMINE, INCLUDING PROVISIONS FOR REDEMPTION OF THE DEBT PRIOR TO MATURITY WITH OR WITHOUT PAYMENT OF A PREMIUM OF NOT TO EXCEED 3.00%; AND SHALL THE REVENUES RAISED BY SUCH SALES AND USE TAX RATE INCREASE AND PROCEEDS OF SUCH DEBT, AND ANY OTHER REVENUE USED TO PAY SUCH DEBT, INCLUDING ANY INTEREST AND INVESTMENT INCOME THEREFROM, BE COLLECTED AND SPENT BY THE CITY AS A VOTER-APPROVED REVENUE CHANGE PURSUANT TO ARTICLE X, SECTION 20 OF THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION? YES: ______ NO: _______

Ordinance 1605

City Council Presentation DIRT

2016 Tabor Notice (Includes Pro-Con Summaries)