Colorado voter guide: 2021 election info on Denver, statewide ballot measures

Ballots have been mailed to registered voters and must be returned by Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021. Find summaries and stories about the three statewide ballot issues and 13 Denver ballot issues below.

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Colorado ballot measures

Amendment 78: Custodial Fund Appropriations Initiative

Summary Amendment 78 asks voters whether to require the Colorado Legislature to approve spending of all state money, including what’s referred to as “custodial money.”

Story Amendment 78 asks voters to require Colorado lawmakers to approve all state spending

Proposition 119: Creation of Out-of-School Education Program and Marijuana Sales Tax Increase Initiative

Summary Proposition 119 asks voters to decide whether to raise the state’s recreational marijuana sales tax to bring in about $137 million a year for out-of-school educational programs for children ages 5-17 — with a priority on kids from low-income households.

Story Proposition 119 asks voters to raise recreational marijuana taxes for out-of-school enrichment programs

Proposition 120: Reduce Property Tax Rates and Retain $25 Million in TABOR Surplus Revenue Initiative

Summary Proposition 120 seeks to lower property tax rates on homes and businesses. The measure would cut the residential property tax assessment rate from 7.15% to 6.5% and the non-residential property tax assessment rate from 29% to 26.4%.

Story Proposition 120: A Colorado property tax cut that isn’t what it seems

Denver ballot measures

Question 2A: Denver Facilities System Bonds

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Summary Question 2A is a $104 million bond measure for Denver facilities projects like repairs and improvements at the Denver Botanic Gardens, Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Bonfils Theater Complex and the Denver Zoo; two new libraries; renovation of a city-owned youth empowerment center; and accessibility upgrades for city buildings.

Story Coming soon

Question 2B: Denver Housing and Sheltering System Bonds

Summary Question 2B is a $38.6 million bond measure for housing and shelter projects like building or renovating shelters for the homeless. City officials could also use the money to buy buildings or convert structures into shelters.

Story Coming soon

Question 2C: Denver Transportation and Mobility System Bonds

Summary Question 2C is a $63.3 million bond measure for transportation projects like expanding Denver’s sidewalks; renovating existing bike lanes and adding new ones; rebuilding stretches of the Morrison Road corridor to add a cultural and arts district; and building an urban trail downtown.

Story Coming soon

Question 2D: Denver Parks and Recreation System Bonds

Summary Question 2D is a $54 million bond measure for parks projects in northeast and south Denver; restoring athletic courts and fields; replacing playground and recreation equipment; and rebuilding the Mestizo-Curtis Park pool.

Story Coming soon

Question 2E: National Western Campus Facilities System Bonds

Summary Question 2E is a $190 million bond measure to build a new arena at the National Western Center campus and to renovate the existing 1909 Building.

Story Coming soon

Question 2F: Safe and Sound

Summary When the Denver City Council approved new group-living rules for the city in February allowing up to five unrelated people to …read more

Source:: The Denver Post – Politics

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