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2009 General Election - Certificate of Ballot Language STATE OF COLORADO } COUNTY OF BOULDER ) SS.: CERTIFICATE OF BALLOT LANGUAGE ) CITY OF BOULDER ) I, Alisa D. Lewis, City Clerk of the City of Boulder, County of Boulder, State of Colorado, do hereby certify that the attached is an exact copy of the approved ballot language for the Coordinated General Municipal Mail Ballot Election to be held in the City of Boulder, Colorado, on the 3rd day of November, 2009. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and the official Seal of the City of Boulder, Colorado, this I" day of August, A.D., 2009. ~'~~•4 SN o ~~i • o %f --v Alisa D. Lewis, CMC • City Clerk 2009 City of Boulder Ballot Language Following are the candidates for City Council. You may vote for up to five (5) candidates. If you vote for five (5) or less, 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. 1. Suzy Ageton 2. Matthew Appelbaum 3. KC Becker 4. Seth Brigham 5. Macon Cowles 6. Fenno Hoffman 7. Kevin Hotaling 8. George Karakehian 9. Valerie Mitchell 10. Tim Plass 11. Jyotsna Raj 12. Barry Siff 13. Rob Smoke BALLOT ISSUE 2A SALES AND USE TAX EXTENSION WITHOUT RAISING ADDITIONAL TAXES, SHALL THE EXISTING 0.15% CITY OF BOULDER SALES AND USE TAX CURRENTLY SET TO EXPIRE ON DECEMBER 31, 2012 BE EXTENDED INDEFINITELY AND WITHOUT RESTRICTION TO CONTINUE TO FUND GENERAL FUND SERVICES SUCH AS, WITHOUT LIMITATION, POLICE, FIRE, LIBRARY, PARKS AND HUMAN SERVICES, PURSUANT TO AND BY ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE NO. 7672; AND IN CONNECTION THEREWITH, SHALL THE FULL PROCEEDS OF THE TAX AND ANY EARNINGS THEREFROM, BE COLLECTED, RETAINED AND SPENT AS A VOTER APPROVED REVENUE CHANGE WITHOUT LIMITATION OR CONDITION AND WITHOUT LIMITING THE COLLECTION, RETENTION OR SPENDING OF ANY REVENUES OR FUNDS BY THE CITY OF BOULDER, UNDER ARTICLE X, SECTION 20 OF THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION OR ANY OTHER LAW? FOR THE MEASURE AGAINST THE MEASURE BALLOT ISSUE 2B OPEN SPACE GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS SHALL CITY OF BOULDER DEBT BE INCREASED UP TO $33,450,000 WITH A REPAYMENT COST OF UP TO $80,863,800, AND SHALL CITY TAXES BE INCREASED UP TO $3,200,000 ANNUALLY, (TAXES TO BE INCREASED ONLY IF EXISTING DEDICATED OPEN SPACE SALES AND USE TAXES ARE INSUFFICIENT TO REPAY THE DEBT); AND SHALL THE PURPOSE OF THIS MEASURE BE TO ALLOW THE CITY TO OBTAIN MORE FAVORABLE INTEREST RATES AND TERMS FOR BONDS APPROVED BY THE VOTERS IN 1993 BY ISSUING GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS; AND SHALL THE BOND PROCEEDS BE USED TO CONTINUE THE PURCHASE OF OPEN SPACE REAL PROPERTY INTERESTS AS WAS PREVIOUSLY AUTHORIZED BY A VOTE OF THE PEOPLE IN 1971; AND SHALL THIS PURPOSE BE ACCOMPLISHED BY THE ISSUANCE AND PAYMENT OF CITY BONDS AT A NET EFFECTIVE INTEREST RATE NOT TO EXCEED 7% PER YEAR AND WITH A MATURITY DATE NOT TO EXCEED 30 YEARS FROM THE RESPECTIVE DATES OF ISSUANCE; AND SHALL SUCH BONDS BE ISSUED, DATED, AND SOLD AT SUCH TIME(S) AND IN SUCH MANNER AND CONTAIN SUCH TERMS, NOT INCONSISTENT WITH THIS MEASURE, AS THE CITY COUNCIL MAY DETERMINE; AND SHALL SUCH BONDS BE PAYABLE FROM REVENUE DERIVED FROM EXISTING SALES AND USE TAXES, WITHOUT ANY INCREASE IN RATE, EARMARKED AND COMMITTED FOR SUCH PURPOSES BY VOTE OF THE CITY'S ELECTORS AND BY A PLEDGE OF THE FULL FAITH AND CREDIT OF THE CITY AS AUTHORIZED IN THE CITY'S CHARTER AND PURSUANT TO THE ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE NO. 7673; AND SHALL AD VALOREM PROPERTY TAXES BE LEVIED IN ANY YEAR WITHOUT LIMITATION AS TO RATE AND IN AN AMOUNT SUFFICIENT, TOGETHER WITH OTHER AVAILABLE REVENUES, TO PAY THE PRINCIPAL OF, PREMIUM, IF ANY, AND INTEREST ON SUCH BONDS WHEN DUE; AND SHALL ANY EARNINGS FROM THE INVESTMENT OF THE PROCEEDS OF SUCH TAXES AND BONDS (REGARDLESS OF THE AMOUNT) CONSTITUTE A VOTER APPROVED REVENUE CHANGE WITHOUT REGARD TO THE REVENUE AND SPENDING LIMITS OF ARTICLE X, SECTION 20 OF THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION? FOR THE MEASURE AGAINST THE MEASURE BALLOT ISSUE 2C PENSION BOND FUNDING SHALL CITY OF BOULDER DEBT BE INCREASED UP TO $11,320,000 WITH A REPAYMENT COST OF UP TO $26,597,000 WITH NO INCREASE IN ANY CITY TAX TO FUND ONGOING REQUIRED PENSION OBLIGATIONS OF THE CITY FOR POLICE OFFICERS AND FIRE FIGHTERS HIRED BEFORE APRIL 8,1978; AND SHALL THE PURPOSE OF THIS MEASURE BE TO ALLOW THE CITY TO ESTABLISH A MORE PREDICTABLE PAYMENT SCHEDULE FOR ONGOING OLD HIRE FIRE AND POLICE PENSION OBLIGATIONS; AND SHALL THIS BE DONE BY THE ISSUANCE OF BONDS OF THE CITY, AT A NET EFFECTIVE INTEREST RATE NOT TO EXCEED 10% PER YEAR AND WITH A MATURITY DATE NOT TO EXCEED 20 YEARS FROM ISSUANCE; AND SHALL SUCH BONDS BE ISSUED, DATED, AND SOLD AT SUCH TIME(S) AND IN A MANNER WITH TERMS CONSISTENT HEREWITH, AS THE CITY COUNCIL MAY DETERMINE, SUCH BONDS TO BE PAYABLE FROM THE CITY'S GENERAL FUND; AND SHALL ANY EARNINGS FROM THE INVESTMENT OF THE PROCEEDS OF SUCH REVENUES AND BONDS CONSTITUTE A VOTER APPROVED REVENUE CHANGE WITHOUT REGARD TO THE REVENUE AND SPENDING LIMITS OF ARTICLE X, SECTION 20 OF THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION? FOR THE MEASURE AGAINST THE MEASURE BALLOT ISSUE 2D CHANGES TO HOUSING EXCISE TAX SHALL CITY OF BOULDER HOUSING EXCISE TAXES BE INCREASED FOR NEW DEVELOPMENT TO PRODUCE APPROXIMATELY $1,250,000 (IN THE FIRST YEAR) ANNUALLY; AND PURSUANT TO ORDINANCE NUMBER 7679 AND FUTURE CITY COUNCIL ACTION: SHALL THE PURPOSE OF THIS MEASURE BE TO SHIFT THE TAX BURDEN FROM NEW RESIDENTIAL DWELLING UNITS TO OTHER CATEGORIES OF NEW DEVELOPMENT; AND SHALL THE EXISTING HOUSING EXCISE TAX BE ELIMINATED ON RESIDENTIAL DWELLING UNITS; AND SHALL THE HOUSING EXCISE TAX ON NEW DEVELOPMENT OTHER THAN RESIDENTIAL DWELLING UNITS BE RAISED TO BETWEEN $3.00 AND $7.00 PER SQUARE FOOT BASED UPON THE FOLLOWING LAND USE CLASSIFICATIONS: • COMMERCIAL USES • INDUSTRIAL AND GENERAL NON RESIDENTIAL USES • INSTITUTIONAL USES; AND SHALL THE CITY COUNCIL BE AUTHORIZED TO PHASE IN THE NEW TAX RATES OVER FIVE YEARS OR MORE AND MAKE THE TAX SUBJECT TO AN ANNUAL INCREASE BEGINNING IN 2015 BASED UPON AN INDEX RELATED TO THE COST OF PRODUCING HOUSING IN THE AREA; AND SHALL THE CITY COUNCIL BE AUTHORIZED TO REDUCE OR WAIVE ANY PORTION OF THE HOUSING EXCISE TAX WHEN DETERMINED TO BE IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST; AND SHALL APPROVAL BE GRANTED FOR THE COLLECTION, RETENTION AND EXPENDITURE OF ALL REVENUES RECEIVED FROM SUCH TAX NOTWITHSTANDING ANY STATE REVENUE OR EXPENDITURE LIMITATION? 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