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Approved Content for TABOR Notice6q2212o1'7 7.lf3��rt�� BOULDER COUNTY (continued) / CITY OF BOULDER than ever. This extension will help ensure the availability of quality human services, for those in need, within our community into the future. Health care access remains uncertain, the costs of housing and childcare in the County continue to rise, homelessness remains an ongoing challenge, and our population is aging. At the same time, the cost to acquire and maintain capital assets for non-profit operations in our community is also going up. This small amount of taxpayer dollars helps mitigate the challenge of capital project costs for non -profits in our County. Worthy Cause is a good investment for taxpayers. A small amount of taxpayer funding helps generate many times the funding for non -profits through private investments, federal grants and donations (many from outside our County) for projects in our community. A study published by the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado in 2014 found that health and human service nonprofits make a $255 million annual economic impact in Boulder County. The capital developments supported through Worthy Cause employ local developers, construction companies and architects, and drive purchases of local services and goods. Many of the individuals served by our human services non- profits are hired by local businesses, which strengthens our workforce and grows our tax base. When our local non- profits are strong, our local economy benefits. Over the life of Worthy Cause, more than 70 local agencies have utilized funding to improve their programs and services for thousands of local residents. Capital investments have assisted with the development of mental health, health and dental clinics, a transportation center for seniors and individuals with disabilities, community-based centers for employment, food and family assistance, affordable early childhood centers, and permanently affordable and supportive housing. Your support for ballot issue 1A Worthy Cause will help sustain critical human services within our community without raising taxes. SUMMARY OF COMMENTS AGAINST THE ISSUE No comments were filed by the constitutional deadline. CITY OF BOULDER NOTICE OF ELECTION TO INCREASE TAXES AND DEBT ON REFERRED MEASURES Election Date: Tuesday, November 7, 2017 Election Hours: 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Designated Election Official: Lynnette Beck, City Clerk 1777 Broadway, P.O. Box 791 Boulder, CO 80306 Phone: (303) 441-4222 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 IN 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? YES/FOR THE MEASURE r] NO/AGAINST THE MEASURE FISCAL INFORMATION Actual Historical and Current Estimated Fiscal Year Spending Year Fiscal Year Spending 2017 (estimated) 2016 (actual) 2015 (actual) 2014 (actual) 2013 (actual) $250,308,000 $243,421,000 $232,218,000 $223,228,000 $202,569,000 Overall percentage change in fiscal year spending over the five-year period from 2013 to 2017: 23.6% Overall dollar change in fiscal year spending over the five-year period from 2013 through 2017: $47,739,000 8 CITY OF BOULDER Proposed District Tax Increase Estimated maximum dollar amount of proposed tax increase in first full fiscal year: Estimated first full fiscal year spending without the increase: SUMMARY OF COMMENTS FOR THE ISSUE $ 4,000,000 $255,332,000 • The average residential increase for 2018 with the extension and increase would be about $2.37 per month and for 2019 about $1.78. The tax for 2020/2022 would stay the same. Commercial and industrial increases are proportional to their electric utility bill. This allows a "pay-as-you-go" approach for the detailed engineering on the separation plan, completion of the process, and keeping options open. • The tax is tiny in comparison to the cost of every home and business putting solar on their roofs ($15,000+ per installation times 50,000+ homes and businesses = $750+ million). • Boulder has done a tremendous amount in "other" programs like efficiency and solar and electrical vehicles but these have only decreased Boulder's greenhouse gas emissions by about 8%; our electricity use contributes over 50% of Boulder's greenhouse gas emissions. • It will be extremely difficult and expensive for the City to meets its climate goals of 100% renewables by 2030 without municipalization. • Municipalization allows decisions to be made locally rather than by a for-profit corporation headquartered in another state. • The costs of staying with Xcel include the very significant rate increases expected in the next several years including paying off the costs of Xcel's coal plants which are rapidly becoming stranded assets, as well as the very high legal costs to participate at the PUC for decades to come, and energy decisions being made at the PUC in a process that is largely inaccessible to Boulder voters. • The recent decision by the Public Utilities Commission creates a clear path forward and very likely reduces future costs. • Municipal utilities have better reliability and lower rates than investor-owned utilities. • Other communities have been able to move to high levels of renewable energy. • Renewable power is Tess expensive each year while the regulated -monopoly's coal-fired power plants become more expensive to operate each year. • Colorado utilities law prevents any person or business from selling power to any other (except to the regulated - monopoly electricity provider); municipal utilities and their customers are exempt from this restriction. • A "No" vote means losing leverage to keep Xcel moving forward and demonstrating that there is a viable path to 100% renewable power for Colorado cities. • The tax keeps more of our energy dollars in Boulder supporting local innovation in 21" century technologies and stimulating local economic growth. • Xcel has proposed, but not committed to, moving forward with more renewable energy. • Boulder customers are roughly 4% of Xcel's Colorado system and will pay Xcel: • $40,000,000 for Xcel's billion -dollar in the Comanche 3 coal plant, finished less than 10 years ago, and which will run for another 50+ years; • $16,000,000 toward Xcel's $400 million refurbishment of some of Xcel's coal plants under the CleanAirCleanJobs Act, which Xcel pushed through in 2010; • $24,000,000 for Xcel's new meters, approved just months ago, that are already out of date because they cannot handle on-site solar, storage, or demand management; and • 10% return (approx.) on Xcel's billions of dollars of invested equity, on which they have essential zero risk. SUMMARY OF COMMENTS AGAINST THE ISSUE No comments were filed by the constitutional deadline. 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 55,500,000 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 $822,500 FOR 9 CITY OF BOULDER COMMUNITY CYCLES COMMUNITY CYCLING CENTER; APPROXIMATELY $1,600,000 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 $1,250,000 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? o YES/FOR THE MEASURE o NO/AGAINST THE MEASURE FISCAL INFORMATION Actual Historical and Current Estimated Fiscal Year Spending Year Fiscal Year Spending 2017 (estimated) 2016 (actual) 2015 (actual) 2014 (actual) 2013 (actual) $250,308,000 $243,421,000 $232,218,000 $223,228,000 $202,569,000 Overall percentage change in fiscal year spending over the five-year period from 2013 to 2017: 23.6% Overall dollar change in fiscal year spending over the five-year period from 2013 through 2017: $47,739,000 Proposed District Tax Increase (not applicable for extensions of an existing tax) SUMMARY OF COMMENTS FOR THE ISSUE • 2M will help shore up needed SAFETY services, enhance Boulder's CULTURAL amenities and broaden the reach of COMMUNITY facilities. These projects are greatly needed and benefit a broad cross-section of the community. Funds from 2M will help: ■ Safety - accelerate emergency response by moving Fire Station #3 out of the floodplain and upgrading police radio communication systems; improve flood safety, emergency access and bike and pedestrian safety near Crestview Elementary by replacing aging bridges and improving Fourmile Canyon Creek greenway connections; • Community - increase access to healthy food in our community by moving Meals on Wheels of Boulder to a larger new facility and adding education and outreach capacity with a new Pollinator Pavilion for Growing Gardens; make biking more broadly accessible with a new Community Cycles center at Boulder Junction; expand recycling & reuse at the Center for ReSource Conservation; create a better place for all to play and exercise with a new and improved Scott Carpenter pool and recreation facilities; and • Culture - ensure an informed and engaged public through a complete North Boulder Library Branch and expansion of KGNU community radio facilities; keep Boulder vibrant and interesting with investments in public art and improvements at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art; create a Studio Arts education center that is affordable and open to all members of the community. • 2M does not increase taxes, it simply extends a small portion of the existing sales tax to make much.needed investments in our community. In 2014, voters approved a three-year tax of three cents on a ten dollar purchase for capital investments in community, culture and safety projects. The revenue funded improvements to University Hill, Chautauqua, the Dairy Arts Center, the Museum of Boulder and the Civic Center that have amplified Boulder's cultural vibrancy, improved our quality of life, and enhanced economic vitality. 2M extends this small tax through 2021 to fund capital investments in safety services, cultural amenities and community facilities. • 2M is a wise investment in our community. A twelve - person citizen advisory committee and Boulder City Council vetted the project package in an open public process. The city has a proven track record of delivering on its voter -approved capital improvement projects and the non-profit organizations receiving assistance must raise matching funds and meet rigorous criteria before funds will be released. SUMMARY OF COMMENTS AGAINST THE ISSUE No comments were filed by the constitutional deadline. 10 CITY OF BOULDER continued) / CITY OF LAFAYETTE 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 SALES AND USE TAX OF 0.3 CENTS, IF SEPARATELY APPROVED; SUCH DEBT TO BEAR INTEREST ATA 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 IN 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 OTHERWISE 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? o YES/FOR THE MEASURE o NO/AGAINST THE MEASURE FISCAL INFORMATION Actual Historical and Current Estimated Fiscal Year Spending Year 2017 (estimated) 2016 (actual) 2015 (actual) 2014 (actual) 2013 (actual) Fiscal Year Spending $250,308,000 $243,421,000 $232,218,000 $223,228,000 $202,569,000 Overall percentage change in fiscal year spending over the five-year period from 2013 to 2017: 23.6% Overall dollar change in fiscal year spending over the five-year period from 2013 through 2017: $47,739,000 Proposed Bonded Debt Proposed Principal Amount: Maximum Annual Repayment Cost: Total Repayment Cost: Current District Bonded Debt Principal Amount Outstanding: Maximum Annual Repayment Cost: Total Repayment Cost: SUMMARY OF COMMENTS FOR THE ISSUE $26,000,000 $ 7,300,000 $29,000,000 $29,580,000 $ 6,766,000 $34,795,000 • 2N will help the community save money by completing the capital improvement projects faster. With construction costs rapidly increasing, the 2N bonding authority will help provide flexibility to achieve cost savings by starting Community, Culture and Safety capital projects sooner. The bonding authority will be used to allow shovel ready capital projects to begin construction while tax revenue from 2M accrues. The city will repay any debt accumulated with tax revenue collected from 2M over its four year term. SUMMARY OF COMMENTS AGAINST THE ISSUE No comments were filed by the constitutional deadline. CITY OF LAFAYETTE NOTICE OF ELECTION TO EXTEND TAXES ON A REFERRED MEASURE Election Date: Tuesday, November 7, 2017 Election Hours: 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Designated Election Official: Susan Koster, Lafayette City Clerk 1290 South Public Road Lafayette, CO 80503 Phone: (303) 661-1227 CITY OF LAFAYETTE BALLOT ISSUE 2A OPEN SPACE TAX EXTENSION WITHOUT INCREASING ANY TAX RATE, SHALL THE CITY OF LAFAYETTE'S EXISTING 0.25% SALES AND USE TAX FOR OPEN SPACE, KNOWN AS THE LEGACY TAX OR AS THE LEGACY OPEN SPACE TAX, THAT IS CURRENTLY SCHEDULED TO EXPIRE ON DECEMBER 31, 2024, BE EXTENDED INDEFINITELY, WITH THE REVENUE FROM THE LEGACY OPEN SPACE TAX TO CONTINUE TO BE USED SPECIFICALLY (1) FOR THE PURPOSE OF ACQUISITION BY THE CITY OF LAND FOR USE AS OPEN SPACE, WITH THE DECISION AS TO WHAT 11