2018 Ballot Issue 2A and 2B
2A - In 2005, the Colorado General Assembly enacted Senate Bill 05-152, which prohibits local governments, such as the City of Wheat Ridge, from providing cable television services, telecommunication services, or high-speed internet services, either directly or indirectly, unless such services are authorized by the electorate.
SHALL THE CITY OF WHEAT RIDGE, WITHOUT INCREASING TAXES BY THIS MEASURE, AND TO RESTORE LOCAL AUTHORITY THAT WAS DENIED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENTS BY THE COLORADO GENERAL ASSEMBLY AND FOSTER A MORE COMPETITIVE MARKETPLACE, BE AUTHORIZED TO PROVIDE HIGH-SPEED INTERNET, INCLUDING IMPROVED HIGH BANDWIDTH SERVICES, TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICES, AND/OR CABLE TELEVISION SERVICES TO RESIDENTS, BUSINESSES, SCHOOLS, LIBRARIES, NON-PROFIT ENTITIES AND OTHER USERS 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
2B - City-Initiated Question Concerning Whether the City May Keep and Spend All Revenues Related to the “Investing 4 the Future” Sales and Use Tax City Voters Approved in 2016
SHALL THE CITY OF WHEAT RIDGE BE ENTITLED TO RETAIN ALL REVENUES FROM THE 2016 VOTER-APPROVED BALLOT QUESTION 2E "INVESTING 4 THE FUTURE" ½ CENT PER DOLLAR SALES AND USE TAX RATE INCREASE, AND TO CONTINUE TO COLLECT THE TAX AT THE ½ CENT PER DOLLAR RATE AND EXPEND SAID REVENUES INCLUDING ANY INTEREST AND INVESTMENT INCOME THEREFROM, UNTIL REVENUES FROM SUCH TAX INCREASE REACH $38.5 MILLION OR DECEMBER 31, 2028, WHICHEVER OCCURS FIRST,
IN THE FOLLOWING WAYS DIRECTED BY THE VOTERS IN 2016:
ANDERSON PARK IMPROVEMENTS;
WADSWORTH BOULEVARD RECONSTRUCTION – 35TH AVENUE TO INTERSTATE-70;
WHEAT RIDGE – WARD COMMUTER RAIL STATION AREA;
CLEAR CREEK CROSSING – MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT SITE ON THE WEST SIDE OF I-70 AT 38TH AND YOUNGFIELD;
WITHOUT REFUNDING ANY AMOUNT FOR EXCEEDING THE REVENUE ESTIMATES IN THE ELECTION NOTICE MAILED TO VOTERS IN 2016?