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Certified Ballot ProofCertification Proof DEO Approval Signature: Date: I5)2oi7 Clerk and Recorder Official Ballot for Coordinated Election Ballot Type: 844 -DS -01 Boulder Counr, Colorado - Tuesday, November 07, 2017 Instructions for voting: 1) Mark your balot with a black or blue ballpoint pen. 2) To vole for your choice in each contest completely fiI in the oval provided to the right of your choice. If you vole for more than the maximum number of allowed choices in a race, your votes in That race WI not be counted. 3) To vole for a certified write-in candidate, completely fill in the oval provided to the right of the words'Wriie,in' and write in the name of a certified candidate on the fine provided. 4) If you tear or make a mistake voting, please request a replacement ballot by eating 303.4133740. See the Voter Instructions insert for more information. WARNING: Any person who, by use of force another means, unduly influences an eights elector to vole in any particular manner or 10 refrain from voting, or who falsely makes, afters, forges, or counterfeits any mal balot before or after i1 has been cast, or who destroys. defaces. mutilates, or tampers with a ballot is subject, upon conviclion, to imprisonment or to a fine, or both. Section 1-7.5-107....' .. C.RS. City of Boulder Council Candidates Following are the candidates for City Council. You may vote for up to five (5) candidates. If you vote for five (5) or fewer, your votes in this race will be counted. If you vote for more than five (5), your votes in this race will not be counted. Bill Rigler Mark McIntyre Eric Budd Cindy Carlisle Jan Burton Mary Dolores Young Jill Adler Grano Mirabai Kuk Nagle Matt Benjamin Sam Weaver Adam Swetlik John Gerstle Ed Byrne Camilo Casas Write-in: Ballot questions referred by the general assembly or any political subdivision are listed by letter, and ballot questions initiated by the people are listed numerically. A ballot question listed as an "amendment" proposes a change to the Colorado constitution, and a ballot question listed as a "proposition" proposes a change to the Colorado Revised Statutes. A "yesifor" vote on any ballot question is a vote in favor of changing current law or existing circumstances, and a "nolagainst" vote on any ballot question is a vote against changing current law or existing circumstances. ' COUNTY ISSUE 1A (Worthy Cause 0.05% Countywide Sales f and Use Tax Extension): ' WIN NO INCREASE IN ANY COUNTY TAX, SHALL THE COUNTY'S EXISTING 0.05° SALES AND USE TAX FOR HEALTH AND HUMAN O SERVICES BE EXTENDED TO AND INCLUDING DECEMBER 31, 2033 FOR THE PURPOSES OF FUNDING CAPITAL FACILITIES AND EQUIPMENT O FOR NON-PROFIT HUMAN SERVICES AGENCIES AND HOUSING r--\ AUTHORITIES WITHIN BOULDER COUNTY PROVIDING HEALTH, MENTAL HEALTH, TRANSITIONAL AND PERMANENTLY AFFORDABLE HOUSING, AND OTHER HUMAN SERVICES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO CHILDCARE AND EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION, BASIC NEEDS SUCH AS FOOD AND CLOTHING, AND SERVICES FOR THE ELDERLY AND PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES; AND SHALL THE PROCEEDS AND THE EARNINGS ON THE INVESTMENT OF THE PROCEEDS OF SUCH TAX CONSTITUTE A VOTER -APPROVED v ! REVENUE CHANGE; ALL IN ACCORDANCE WITH BOARD OF COUNTY O COMMISSIONERS' RESOLUTION NO. 2017-89? Yes No O County Question 1B (Sheriff Term Limit Extension to Five }Terms): Boulder Valley School District RE -2 Director District B (4 'Shall the term limits imposed by state law and in Article XVIII, Section 11, of Years) the Colorado Constitution on the office of Sheriff of Boulder County be (Vote for One) modified so as to permit an elected officeholder in that office to seek and, if the voters of Boulder County choose to re-elect that person to a fifth term in office, to serve a fifth consecutive term? Christina Marquis, '. 1 Yes No 0 Boulder Valley School District RE -2 Director District E (4 Years) (Vote for One) Donna Miers Raj Rawat Dean Vlachos O O O Boulder Valley School District RE -2 Director District F (4 Years) (Vote for One) Andrew Hendrickson Kitty Sargent Alexandra Eddy O O O County Question 1C (Authorization to Provide Broadband Services): Without increasing taxes, shall Boulder County be authorized to provide high-speed Internet service (advanced service), telecommunications service, and/or cable television service, including any new and improved high bandwidth services based on future technologies, utilizing existing or new County -owned infrastructure or facilities, to schools, libraries, residents, businesses, nonprofit entities, and other users or subscribers of such services, either directly or indirectly, with public or private sector partners, as expressly permitted by Article 27, Title 29 of the Colorado Revised Statutes, entitled "Competition in Utility and Entertainment Services'? Yes 0 0 CITY OF BOULDER BALLOT ISSUE 2L UTILITY OCCUPATION TAX INCREASE AND EXTENSION SHALL CITY OF BOULDER TAXES BE INCREASED $4,000,000 ANNUALLY ,(IN THE FIRST YEAR) THROUGH AN INCREASE OF UP TO THAT AMOUNT IN THE CURRENT UTILITY OCCUPATION TAX IN THE YEAR 2018; AND $3,000,000 IN THE YEAR 2019; AND SHALL THE PORTION OF THE CITY'S UTILITY OCCUPATION TAX APPROVED BY VOTERS ON NOVEMBER 1, 2011, WHICH 114 2017 WAS IN THE AMOUNT OF $2,015,710, BE EXTENDED FROM ITS CURRENT EXPIRATION DATE OF DECEMBER 31, 2017 THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2022; AND SHALL THE EXTENSION AND THE ANNUAL INCREASE IN THE TAX BE USED TO FUND COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH A MUNICIPAL ELECTRIC UTILITY THAT WILL SUPPORT BOULDER'S CLEAN ENERGY GOALS AND THE COMMUNITY'S COMMITMENT TO THE PARIS CLIMATE AGREEMENT, IMPROVE SYSTEM RELIABILITY. AND CREATE ENERGY-RELATED BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES. PROVIDED THAT IF THE CITY OF BOULDER DECIDES NOT TO PROCEED WITH A MUNICIPAL ELECTRIC UTILITY, THE TAX SHALL EXPIRE AFTER COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE MUNICIPAL UTILITY EFFORT ARE PAID; AND SHALL THE INCREASED AND EXTENDED PORTION OF THE TAX BE SUBJECT TO THE SAME TERMS AND CONDITIONS AS THE ORIGINAL TAX AND ALL EARNINGS THEREON (REGARDLESS OF AMOUNT) CONSTITUTE A VOTER APPROVED REVENUE CHANGE. AND AN EXCEPTION TO THE REVENUE AND SPENDING LIMITS OF ARTICLE X, SECTION 20 OF THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION? For the Measure al Against the Measure VOTE BOTH SIDES OF THIS BALLOT Certification Proof DEO Approval Signature: Date: ' 15V2-01 7J Official Ballot for Coordinated Election Boulder County, Colorado - Tuesday, November 07, 2017 Ballot Type: 844 -Ds -01 CITY OF BOULDER BALLOT ISSUE 2M 0.3 CENTS CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT TAX EXTENSION WITHOUT RAISING THE EXISTING TAX RATE, SHALL THE EXISTING COMMUNITY CULTURE AND SAFETY SALES AND USE TAX OF 0.3 CENTS, SCHEDULED TO EXPIRE DECEMBER 31, 2017, BE EXTENDED TO DECEMBER 31, 2021, WITH THE REVENUE FROM SUCH TAX EXTENSION AND ALL EARNINGS THEREON BE USED TO FUND CITY ' CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS SUCH AS: APPROXIMATELY $12,500,000 TO RELOCATE FIRE STATION #3; APPROXIMATELY $5,000,000 FOR LIBRARY - NORTH BOULDER BRANCH; APPROXIMATELY $5,500,000 FOR CITYWIDE RADIO INFRASTRUCTURE REPLACEMENT; APPROXIMATELY $3,500,000 FOR FOURMILE CANYON CREEK GREENWAYS IMPROVEMENTS - 19TH TO BROADWAY; APPROXIMATELY $4,200,000 FOR SCOTT CARPENTER POOL REPLACEMENT; AND APPROXIMATELY $400,000 FOR PUBLIC ART; NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS SUCH AS: APPROXIMATELY $87,000 FOR GROWING GARDENS - POLLINATOR PAVILION; APPROXIMATELY $822500 FOR COMMUNITY CYCLES COMMUNITY CYCLING CENTER; APPROXIMATELY $1500,000 FOR MEALS ON WHEELS NEW FACILITY CONSTRUCTION; APPROXIMATELY $1,750,000 FOR STUDIO ARTS BOULDER - COMMUNITY STUDIO ARTS EDUCATION CENTER; APPROXIMATELY $1,400,000 FOR CENTER FOR RESOURCE CONSERVATION - ZERO WASTE COMMUNITY CENTER; APPROXIMATELY $1,250500 FOR KGNU - COMMUNITY MEDIA CENTER; AND APPROXIMATELY $1,000,000 FOR BOULDER MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART - MUSEUM RENOVATION; ANY PAYMENTS FROM THIS TAX TO NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS SHALL BE MADE IN COMPLIANCE WITH TERMS, CONDITIONS, TIMING AND FUNDRAISING MATCHING REQUIREMENTS APPROVED BY THE BOULDER CITY COUNCIL; AND ANY REMAINING FUNDS TO BE APPROPRIATED BY THE BOULDER CITY COUNCIL TO FUND CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM PROJECTS; AND IN CONNECTION THEREWITH, SHALL ANY EARNINGS FROM THE REVENUES FROM SUCH TAX EXTENSION CONSTITUTE A VOTER APPROVED REVENUE CHANGE AND AN EXCEPTION TO THE REVENUE AND SPENDING [LIMITS OF ARTICLE X, SECTION 20 OF THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION? For the Measure O [ Against the Measure Q CITY OF BOULDER BALLOT ISSUE 2N DEBT AUTHORITY FOR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT TAX SHALL CITY OF BOULDER DEBT BE INCREASED UP TO $26,000,000. WITH A REPAYMENT COST OF UP TO $29,000,000 (SUCH AMOUNT BEING THE TOTAL PRINCIPAL AND INTEREST THAT COULD BE PAYABLE OVER THE MAXIMUM LIFE OF THE DEBT) TO BE PAID FROM THE EXTENSION OF THE COMMUNITY CULTURE AND SAFETY SALESi �'AND USE TAX OF 0.3 CENTS, IF SEPARATELY APPROVED; SUCH DEBT TO BEAR INTEREST AT A NET EFFECTIVE RATE NOT TO EXCEED 4.002 , PERCENT PER ANNUM AND HAVE A MATURITY DATE NOT LATER THAN FOUR YEARS FROM THE DATE ANY SUCH DEBT IS ISSUED, SUCH DEBT TO BE SOLD AT SUCH TIME AND 1N SUCH MANNER AND TO CONTAIN SUCH TERMS, NOT INCONSISTENT HEREWITH, AS THE CITY COUNCIL MAY DETERMINE, WITH THE PROCEEDS OF SUCH DEBT AND EARNINGS THEREON BEING USED TO FUND THE FOLLOWING CITY CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM PROJECTS OT IERWISE PAYABLE 'FROM SAID SALES AND USE TAX; RELOCATION OF FIRE STATION #3; LIBRARY - NORTH BOULDER BRANCH; CITYWIDE RADIO INFRASTRUCTURE REPLACEMENT; FOURMILE CANYON CREEK GREENWAYS IMPROVEMENTS -19TH TO BROADWAY; SCOTT CARPENTER POOL REPLACEMENT; AND PUBLIC ART; WITH ANY REMAINING PROCEEDS OF SUCH DEBT AND ALL EARNINGS THEREON BE USED TO FUND CITY CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS THAT ARE DESCRIBED IN ORDINANCE 8197 WITH ANY REMAINING FUNDS TO BE APPROPRIATED BY THE BOULDER CITY COUNCIL TO FUND CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM PROJECTS; AND IN CONNECTION THEREWITH, SHALL ANY EARNINGS FROM THE INVESTMENT OF THE PROCEEDS OF SUCH DEBTS AND THE REVENUES FROM SUCH TAX EXTENSION CONSTITUTE A VOTER APPROVED REVENUE CHANGE AND AN EXCEPTION TO THE REVENUE AND SPENDING LIMITS OF ARTICLE X, SECTION 20 OF THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION? City of Boulder Ballot Question 2P Charter Provision Allowing Executive Sessions for Municipalization Shall Section 9 of the Charter be amended pursuant to Ordinance 82021o: (1) amend the requirements for notices of executive sessions regarding legal advice and negotiation strategy regarding municipalization to align processes more closely with state law; (2) prohibit any discussions about negotiating a franchise or other settlement discussions that would terminate Boulder's effort to operate an independent municipal electric utility; and (3) extend the authority to hold executive sessions until December 31, 2023? For the Measure O [ Against the Measure Q City of Boulder Ballot Question 2Q Charter Clean Up Shall Sections 8, 22, 29, 37, 38B, 39, 41, 43, 48, 63, 68, 72 and 73 of the Charter be amended as specifically set forth in Ordinance 8195 including to: (1) remove obsolete provisions; (2) eliminate timelines for election related matters that conflict with state laws; (3) clarify when council vacancy elections are required; (4) clarify that initiative and referendum relate only to legislative matters; and (5) authorize signature verification and protests of petitions? For the Measure Q [ Against the Measure 0 For the Measure `) h Against the Measure C City of Boulder Ballot Question 20 Charter Requirement for Vote Before Electric Construction Debt Shall Section 178 of the Charter be amended pursuant to Ordinance 8193 to require a vote at a general or special election prior to the enterprise incurring debt for construction to separate the existing utility system for the City to provide electricity to customers of the City by a separate system? For the Measure 'T Against the Measure VOTE BOTH SIDES OF THIS BALLOT