City ballot issues—2L, 2P and 20-related to the “muni”. https://bouldercolorado.gov/elections/2017-municipalization-related-ballot-items
2L extends the tax that was passed in 2011, and increases it for the first two years. The average increased cost for a residential customer will be about $2.30 per month.
2P extends the council’s authority to conduct executive sessions to seek legal advice related to Municipalization – City Council would not be allowed to use Executive Sessions to discuss negotiation strategy with respect to a settlement with Xcel that would end the municipalization process. Any such discussion would happen in public.
A YES vote will allow Boulder to continue moving forward in the process of creating a publicly owned electric utility. For people who are concerned about climate change, moving forward enables us to make a large and immediate investment in renewable energy which also enables us to realize the economic benefits of clean energy innovation. We will not be able to make this kind of investment unless we create a non-profit, public power utility in Boulder. If we fail, it will be the end of our historic effort to be the first city in the USA to form a publicly owned utility in response to climate change and to join over 20 other Colorado communities like Fort Collins, Longmont, Loveland that have publicly owned electric utilities.
City ballot issues 2M and 2N, debt authority for and extension of the community, culture and safety tax. https://bouldercolorado.gov/planning/capital-tax-renewal
2N authorizes the increase of city debt to fund capital improvement projects voted on in measure 2M. Any increased debt will be repaid through the sales and use tax extension in measure 2M.
A YES vote for this tax renewal would fund several important city facilities and infrastructure projects. It would also provide matching funds for a number of community non-profit facilities.
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