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2015 Election (Archives)


BALLOT ISSUES INFORMATION

STATE ISSUE
- Proposition BB: Refund for Exceeding Blue Book Estimate (passed) 

  Information about Proposition BB in English

  Información sobre la Propuesta BB en español

LOCAL:ISSUES

  City of Boulder 

  • Issue 2N: Short-Term Rental Tax (passed)
  • Issue 2O: Utility Occupation Tax Extension (passed)
  • Question 2P: Climate Action Plan Tax Extension (passed)
  • Question 2Q: Amending Charter Provisions Regarding Library Commission (passed) 
  • Question 2R: Amending Charter Provisions Regarding Compensation for Council Members (failed)
  • Question 300: Neighborhood Right to Vote on Land Use Regulation Changes (failed)
  • Question 301: New Development Shall Pay Its Own Way (failed) 

  City of Lafayette 

  • Question No. 2J: Boards and Commissions Qualifications (failed)
  • Question No. 2K: Collective Bargaining for Lafayette Firefighters (passed) 

  Boulder Valley School District No. RE-2

       Question No. 3A: [Fiber Optic Networks] (passed)


OUR POSITIONS ON THE 2015 BALLOT ISSUES

Note: LWV can support or oppose ballot issues only if our members have established a Program Position directly relevant to the question before the voters. To arrive at such positions, members prioritize a public policy area, study it in depth, and identify the points around which members are in broad agreement. Positions are reconsidered annually and affirmed, revised or dropped. 


Read our positions on the Boulder, Lafayette, and BVSD proposals.

The League supports statewide Colorado Proposition BB, Retail Marijuana Taxes. 

  -  League Principle: The LWV believes that responsible government should be responsive to the will of the people.... League Position:
  -  We support adequate and flexible funding of state government programs through an equitable tax system that is progressive and which incorporates social, environmental and economic goals.

  -  Voters have already overwhelmingly approved the taxes. The original constitutional amendment legalizing recreational marijuana required the General Assembly to put a tax measure to the voters, and directed the revenue be used for regulation and other state purposes. In particular, it specified that the first $40 million of taxes collected should be used for public school capital construction. Proposition BB, if approved, would allow the state to spend the excise and sales tax revenue collected on retail marijuana in budget year 2014-2015 rather than refund it to taxpayers. The tax dollars are to be used to regulate the industry, and regulation has added costs in both law enforcement and in the Department of Revenue.



2015 CANDIDATE FORUM VIDEOS

The League of Women Voters of Boulder County co-sponsored several FREE PUBLIC Candidate Forums with the municipalities to help voters make more informed decisions.

The League is non-partisan. We do not support or oppose any political party or candidate.


  Boulder City Council Candidate Forum - Recorded Oct 10th, 2015.


  Lafayette City Council Candidate ForumRecorded October 8th, 2015. 


  Louisville City Council Candidate Forum Recorded Oct 1st, 2015.


  BVSD School Board Districts A and C Candidate Forum - Recorded Sept 24th, 2015.