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Official Ballot for Boulder County 2011 Vote Both Sides Official Ballot For 2011 Boulder County Coordinated Election Boulder County, Colorado u~ ~A> November 01, 2011 Precinct 073-DS-17 "Ballot issues referred by the general CITY OF BOULDER assembly or any political subdivision are BALLOT ISSUE NO. 2A listed by letter, and ballot issues initiated by BONDING FOR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT the people are listed numerically. A ballot PROGRAM issue listed as an "amendment" proposes a change to the Colorado constitution, and a SHALL CITY OF BOULDER DEBT BE Hillary Hall ballot issue listed as a "proposition" INCREASED UP TO $49,000,000, WITH A Boulder County Clerk & Recorder proposes a change to the Colorado Revised REPAYMENT COST OF UP TO $82,000,000, Statutes. A "yes" vote on any ballot issue is a WITH NO INCREASE IN ANY CITY TAX; vote in favor of changing current law or "WARNING: existing circumstances, and a "no" vote on SHALL THE BOND PROCEEDS BE USED any ballot issue is a vote against changing FOR FUNDING CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT Any person who, by use of force or other current law or existing circumstances." PROJECTS THAT MAY INCLUDE WITHOUT means, unduly influences an eligible elector LIMITATION: to vote in any particular manner or to refrain C.R.S. 1-40-115 (2)(a) from voting, or who falsely makes, alters, 1) REPAIRING AND MAINTAINING STREETS forges, or counterfeits any mail ballot before AND PATHWAYS; or after it has been cast, or who destroys, Proposition 103 (STATUTORY) 2) REPAIRING AND REPLACING defaces, mutilates, or tampers with a ballot is STRUCTURALLY DEFICIENT BRIDGES AND subject, upon conviction, to imprisonment, or SHALL STATE TAXES BE INCREASED $536.1 STRUCTURES; to a fine, or both." 3) COMPLETING MISSING LINKS IN THE MILLION ANNUALLY IN THE FIRST FULL TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM; FISCAL YEAR AND BY SUCH AMOUNTS AS 4) REPAIRING AND RENOVATING AGING C.R.S. 1-7.5-107 (3)(b) ARE RAISED ANNUALLY THEREAFTER BY CITY FACILITIES; AMENDMENTS TO THE COLORADO 5) REPLACING AND MODERNIZING CORE REVISED STATUTES CONCERNING A SERVICE COMPUTER SOFTWARE; Instruction Text: TEMPORARY INCREASE IN CERTAIN STATE 6) MODERNIZING BASIC POLICE AND FIRE TAXES FOR ADDITIONAL PUBLIC SAFETY FACILITIES AND EQUIPMENT; Please use a black or blue pen to mark your EDUCATION FUNDING, AND, IN 7) RENOVATING AND REPAIRING PARKS ballot. To vote for your choice in each contest, CONNECTION THEREWITH, INCREASING AND RECREATION FACILITIES; completely fill in the box provided to the left of THE RATE OF THE STATE INCOME TAX 8) RENOVATING PORTIONS OF THE MAIN your choice. IF YOU VOTE FOR MORE THAN IMPOSED ON ALL TAXPAYERS FROM 4.63% LIBRARY; AND THE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF ALLOWED TO 5% FOR THE 2012 THROUGH 2016 9) IMPROVING CONNECTIONS AND CHOICES IN A RACE, YOUR VOTES IN THAT INCOME TAX YEARS; INCREASING THE STREETSCAPES DOWNTOWN; RACE WILL NOT BE COUNTED. If you tear, RATE OF THE STATE SALES AND USE TAX deface, or wrongly mark this ballot, return it and FROM 2.9% TO 3% FOR A PERIOD OF FIVE SHALL THIS PURPOSE BE ACCOMPLISHED request a replacement, not exceeding three in YEARS COMMENCING ON JANUARY 1, 2012; BY THE ISSUANCE AND PAYMENT OF all. REQUIRING THAT THE ADDITIONAL BONDS OF THE CITY, AT A NET EFFECTIVE REVENUES RESULTING FROM THESE INTEREST RATE NOT TO EXCEED 5.5% PER INCREASED TAX RATES BE SPENT ONLY TO YEAR AND WITH A MATURITY DATE NOT TO City of Boulder Council Candidates FUND PUBLIC EDUCATION FROM EXCEED 20 YEARS FROM THE RESPECTIVE PRESCHOOL THROUGH TWELFTH GRADE DATES OF ISSUANCE; Following are the candidates for City AND PUBLIC POSTSECONDARY Council. You may vote for up to five (5) EDUCATION; SPECIFYING THAT THE SHALL SUCH BONDS BE ISSUED, DATED, candidates. If you vote for five (5) or less, APPROPRIATION OF THE ADDITIONAL AND SOLD AT SUCH TIME OR TIMES AND IN your votes in this race will be counted. If you TAX REVENUES BE IN ADDITION TO AND SUCH MANNER AND CONTAIN SUCH vote for more than five (5), your votes in this NOT SUBSTITUTED FOR MONEYS TERMS, NOT INCONSISTENT HEREWITH, race will not be counted. OTHERWISE APPROPRIATED FOR PUBLIC AS THE CITY COUNCIL MAY DETERMINE, EDUCATION FROM PRESCHOOL THROUGH SUCH BONDS TO BE PAYABLE FROM ANY Ronald M. Chase TWELFTH GRADE AND PUBLIC LEGALLY AVAILABLE FUNDS IN THE CITY'S POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION FOR THE GENERAL FUND; AND Mark Gelband 2011-12 FISCAL YEAR; AND ALLOWING THE ADDITIONAL TAX REVENUES TO BE IN CONNECTION THEREWITH SHALL ANY Fenno Hoffman COLLECTED, KEPT, AND SPENT EARNINGS FROM THE INVESTMENT OF THE NOTWITHSTANDING ANY LIMITATIONS PROCEEDS OF SUCH BONDS Jonathan R. Hondorf PROVIDED BY LAW? (REGARDLESS OF THE AMOUNT) Kevin Hotaling CONSTITUTE A VOTER APPROVED REVENUE CHANGE AND AN EXCEPTION TO Tom Johnston THE REVENUE AND SPENDING LIMITS OF Yes ARTICLE X, SECTION 20 OF THE COLORADO Suzanne Jones No CONSTITUTION? George Karakehian County Question 1 A: Stephen F. Keenan [Modification of term limits for the FOR THE MEASURE Dan King office of the Boulder County Sheriff] AGAINST THE MEASURE Lisa Morzel Shall the term limits imposed by state law and in CITY OF BOULDER article XVlll, section 11, of the Colorado Tim Plass Constitution on the office of Sheriff of Boulder BALLOT ISSUE NO. 2B County, be modified so as to permit an elected INCREASE AND EXTEND THE UTILITY Ken Wilson officeholder in that office to seek and, if the OCCUPATION TAX voters of Boulder County choose to re-elect that Daniel Ziskin person to a fourth term in office, to serve a SHALL CITY OF BOULDER TAXES BE fourth consecutive term? INCREASED $1,900,000 ANNUALLY (IN THE FIRST YEAR) THROUGH AN INCREASE OF St. Vrain Valley School District UP TO THAT AMOUNT IN THE CURRENT School Board Candidates UTILITY OCCUPATION TAX WITH THE Director District A (4 Years) [Z3 Yes ANNUAL INCREASE BEING FOR THE PURPOSE OF FUNDING THE COSTS OF FURTHER EXPLORATION OF AND Vote for One (1) No PLANNING FOR BOTH THE CREATION OF A Rick Hammans MUNICIPAL ELECTRIC UTILITY AND ACQUIRING AN EXISTING ELECTRIC Arnold Hanuman DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM, AND SHALL THE CITY'S UTILITY OCCUPATION TAX BE St. Vrain Valley School District EXTENDED FROM ITS CURRENT School Board Candidates EXPIRATION DATE OF DECEMBER 31, 2015 Director District C (4 Years) AND EXPIRE ON THE EARLIER OF: (1) DECEMBER 31, 2017, (2) WHEN THE CITY DECIDES NOT TO CREATE A MUNICIPAL Vote for One (1) UTILITY, OR (3) WHEN IT COMMENCES EZI Robert J. Smith DELIVERY OF MUNICIPAL ELECTRIC UTILITY SERVICES; WITH THE EXTENSION OF THE St. Vrain Valley School District EXISTING TAX BEING USED TO CONTINUE School Board Candidates TO SUPPORT LOCAL GOVERNMENT SERVICES, AND SHALL THE REVENUE Director District E (4 Years) FROM SUCH TAX INCREASE AND EXTENSION AND ALL EARNINGS THEREON Vote for One (1) (REGARDLESS OF AMOUNT) CONSTITUTE A John Creighton VOTER APPROVED REVENUE CHANGE, AND AN EXCEPTION TO THE REVENUE AND St. Vrain Valley School District SPENDING LIMITS OF ARTICLE X, SECTION 20 OF THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION? School Board Candidates Director District G (4 Years) Vote for One (1) Q FOR THE MEASURE Michael Schiers AGAINST THE MEASURE Vote Both Sides Vote Both Sides Official Ballot For 2011 Boulder County Coordinated Election Boulder County, Colorado November 01, 2011 Precinct 073-DS-17 City of Boulder Ballot Question No. 2C City of Boulder Ballot Question No. 2G Light and Power Utility Amendment of Initiative Procedures Shall the City of Boulder have the authority to Shall Sections 38, 38A, 38B, 39, 40, 41 and 42 establish, acquire, erect, maintain, and operate, of the Charter, relating to the procedures for by any lawful means, a municipal tight and submitting an initiative petition to the City, be power utility with programs and improvements amended pursuant to Ordinance No. 7802 to that include without limitation generation plants, require initiative petitions to: renewable energy, energy conservation, and distribution systems, with all necessary powers 1) Be simple and clear; appurtenant thereto if the city council 2) Be submitted for review and comment prior determines that it can acquire the electrical to circulation; distribution system in Boulder and charge rates 3) Have signatures no older than 180 days that do not exceed those rates charged by Xcel prior to filing; Energy at the time of acquisition and that such 4) Expand time for council to hold hearings and rates will produce revenues sufficient to pay for take final actions on petitions; operating expenses and debt payments, plus an 5) Change election timing for initiative petitions; amount equal to twenty-five percent (25%) of and the debt payments; and with the reliability 6) Related details as specifically set forth in comparable to Xcel Energy and a plan for Ordinance No. 7802. reduced greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutants and increased renewable energy, Shall the City amend its Charter by the addition For the measure of a new Article XIII, "Light and Power Utility," as described in Ordinance No. 7804 that provides Against the measure for utility service standards, the creation of an electric utilities department and electric utilities City of Boulder Ballot Question No. 2H board, and the general powers and limitations of Amendment to Abolish Corporate the utility; and Personhood Shall the City, acting through the utility, issue enterprise revenue bonds payable solely from Shall the People of the City of Boulder, the net revenues of the utility, to finance the Colorado, call for reclaiming democracy from costs of acquiring from Xcel Energy and any the corrupting effects of corporate influence by affiliate thereof, and constructing, relocating, amending the United States Constitution to installing, improving, completing or expanding establish that: the equipment, facilities and other assets comprising an existing electric distribution 1) Only human beings, not corporations, are system within or outside the City's boundaries, entitled to constitutional rights; and and paying all necessary or incidental costs 2) Money is not speech, and therefore related thereto, and shall the City have the regulating political contributions and spending is authority to adopt all means necessary or not equivalent to limiting political speech. appropriate to carry out the requirements, purpose and intent of this measure? Q For the measure Q For the measure Q Against the measure Q Against the measure City of Boulder Ballot Question No. 2D Amendment of Organizational Structure Shall Sections 12, 64, 65, 68, 72, 89, 101, 104, 105, and 108 of the Charter be amended pursuant to Ordinance No. 7799 to reflect organizational changes in names of positions and departments, specifically including without limitation, to change the title of the director of finance and record to chief financial officer, to move the duties of the city clerk to the city manager's office; and to eliminate obsolete references to the employee that was to take the role of city marshall in the last century and related details as specifically set forth in Ordinance No. 7799? Q For the measure 0 Against the measure City of Boulder Ballot Question No. 2E Change in Penalty for Violations of the City Charter Shall Sections 120 and 151 of the Charter of the City of Boulder be amended as set forth in Ordinance No. 7800 to change the penalty for violating the Charter from $100 to $1000? Q For the measure Q Against the measure City of Boulder Ballot Question No. 2F Clean-Up Charter Provisions Regarding Elections Shall Sections 5, 21, 27, 31, 32, 33, 34, 55, 56, 57, 61, 97, 97A, 98, 108, 124, and 164 of the Charter of the City of Boulder be amended to update the Charter with current election terminology and practices as set forth in Ordinance No. 7801? For the measure Q Against the measure Vote Both Sides