GJ City Referred Measure B

By: Andie Adams Email
By: Andie Adams Email

Referred Measure B asks voters if the city can keep excess tax revenue to use on future road projects.

"Without any increase in taxes or debt (unless the voters authorize any increase in the future), shall the City of Grand Junction, Colorado be authorized to retain all revenues over the amounts which the city is permitted to collect under Article X, Section 20 (also known as the TABOR Amendment) of the Colorado Constitution to pay all or any portion of the costs of the design and construction of street, sidewalk, path and highway transportation improvements known and referred to as the beltway, the interchange at I-70 and 29 Road, 29 Road, 24 Road and Horizon Drive from 27 ½ Road to the airport and North Avenue from 1st Street to 29 Road; provided that once the costs of such transportation improvements have been paid in full the revenue limits of TABOR shall again apply to the city?"

Voting yes means that the extra money will go to projects like the interchange at I-70 and 29 Road, Horizon Drive, North Avenue and more. Supporters say that spending on capital improvements generates more jobs, spending and wages.

Opponents -- who want voters to vote no-- say the measure is too vague. They want the council to first outline the exact cost of the projects and the exact timeline, so that it's clear when the TABOR limits will go into effect once again.

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