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On October 24, 2011, the Board of County Commissioners adopted the following resolution opposing Proposition 103 that will go before voters throughout Colorado on November 1.
Commissioner Odom moved that the following Resolution be adopted: BEFORE THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF THE COUNTY OF JEFFERSON STATE OF COLORADO RESOLUTION NO. CC11-401 RE: BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS – RESOLUTION IN OPPOSITION TO PROPOSITION 103 WHEREAS, Proposition 103 would raise the state income tax level from 4.63 percent to 5 percent and the state sales and use tax from 2.9 to 3 percent for five years, and WHEREAS, Proposition 103 requires the state legislature to spend the increased revenue, estimated at approximately $2.9 billion over five years, on education, and WHEREAS, Jefferson County is dedicated to promoting economic development and economic opportunity for its residents and businesses, and WHEREAS, Jefferson County attends to the needs of individuals in need, and WHEREAS, the tax increase comes at a time when even modest hikes could damage many businesses and individuals whose financial situation is precarious, WHEREAS, the Campaign Reform Act, Section 1-45-117(1)(b)(III)(A) C.R.S., allows the Board to pass a resolution and to take a position of advocacy on any issue. NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of County Commissioners of Jefferson County opposes Proposition 103 and urges the electors to vote against it to protect businesses and individuals during these difficult economic times. Commissioner Rosier seconded the adoption of the foregoing Resolution. The roll having been called, the vote was as follows: Commissioner John Odom Aye Commissioner Donald Rosier Aye Commissioner Faye Griffin, Chairman Aye The Resolution was adopted by unanimous vote of the Board of County Commissioners of the County of Jefferson, State of Colorado. Dated: October 24, 2011
October 25, 2011
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