2022 Ballot Initiative Overview
At a regular meeting of the Town Council on September 6, 2022, language for a ballot issue was set by resolution for the 2022 General Election. The Town will have one question appear on the ballot. The approved ballot language is as follows:
AUTHORIZING THE EXPANDED USE OF EXISTING TAX DOLLARS FOR WORKFORCE HOUSING
WITHOUT IMPOSING ANY NEW TAX AND WITHOUT RAISING ANY EXISTING TAX RATE, SHALL THE TOWN OF SNOWMASS VILLAGE BE AUTHORIZED TO EXPAND THE PERMISSIBLE USES OF THE EXISTING 2.4% TOWN LODGING TAX AND 2.5% OF THE EXISTING TOWN SALES TAX CURRENTLY RESTRICTED TO MARKETING, SPECIAL EVENTS AND GROUP SALES PURPOSES TO ALSO INCLUDE WORKFORCE HOUSING PURPOSES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE ACQUISITION, CONSTRUCTION, REHABILITATION, OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE OF TOWN-OWNED, CONTROLLED OR SPONSORED WORKFORCE HOUSING, COMMENCING WITH REVENUES GENERATED BY SAID TAXES IMPOSED ON JANUARY 1, 2023, AND MAY ALL SUCH REVENUES BE DEPOSITED IN ONE FUND COLLECTIVELY DEDICATED TO MARKETING, SPECIAL EVENTS, GROUP SALES AND WORKFORCE HOUSING, AND SHALL ALL SUCH REVENUES CONTINUE TO BE COLLECTED, RETAINED AND SPENT AS A VOTER APPROVED REVENUE CHANGE UNDER ARTICLE X, SECTION 20 OF THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION WITHOUT REGARD TO ANY SPENDING, REVENUE-RAISING, OR OTHER LIMITATION CONTAINED WITHIN THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION OR ANY OTHER LAW?
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In accordance with State elections rules, individuals wishing to provide comments on the initiative above may do so by emailing the Town Clerk. Pro/con statements must be received by the Town Clerk by 12:00 p.m. on Friday, September 23.
TABOR notices and related content will be mailed to voters in early October. For more election information, please visit Pitkin County Elections.