AASC VOTER'S GUIDE - NOVEMBER 2 ELECTION

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The November 2nd election is an important election for our community and our industry. With so much on the ballot, we wanted to share with you the official positions on local tax measures taken by the Apartment Association of Southern Colorado.


THE FOLLOWING RECOMMENDATIONS REFLECT THE VALUES AND PRINCIPLES OF OUR MEMBERSHIP. PLEASE BE SURE TO VOTE.
Several local issues across El Paso County will be decided as part of the general election on Tuesday, November 2nd. This election includes several tax-related measures on the ballot that will help repair and maintain roads, parks, and schools and addresses wildfire mitigation.

Endorsed Local Tax Measures

City of Colorado Springs 2C: TOPS

What it does:

  • Renews the successful Trails, Open Space, and Parks (TOPS) program for another 20 years.
  • Increases the program’s sales tax funding from one penny on a $10 purchase to two pennies on $10.
  • Adjusts the program's funding allocations to address the $270 million backlog in City park maintenance.

Why we’re supporting it:

  • The TOPS program has a track record of success, protecting some of our most prized open spaces and building neighborhood parks and trails.
  • Continued investment in our outdoor recreation options helps us maintain our high quality of life, manage demands on parks and trails, and build new parks in underserved neighborhoods.

City of Colorado Springs 2D: TABOR retention and reset for wildland fire mitigation

What it does:

  • Resets the constitutional limit on taxes the City may collect and keep.
  • Uses $20 million in tax over-collection to create a wildfire mitigation program.

Why we’re supporting it:

  • Resets the constitutional limit on taxes the City may collect and keep.
  • Uses $20 million in tax over-collection to create a wildfire mitigation program.

BALLOTS MAILED - OCTOBER 8
ELECTION DAY - NOVEMBER 2


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