The only issue on the ballot in Lyons is Ordinance 871, which seeks to raise the sales and use tax from 3 percent to 3.75 percent. Lyons faces a double economic shortfall with the general economic woes and a slowdown in revenue from building permits as new construction declines.
Question 2A asks Erie voters to authorize the town to sell the old fire station property at 235 Wells St., "for the purpose of increasing retail sales and employment opportunity in the Historic Downtown Erie Business District."
Section 1-1(z) of the City Charter defines "public body" in a way that includes boards, commissions, task forces and committees, but not the City Council. City Council has followed Charter requirements for special meetings, study sessions, public records and notices and other procedures.
These two issues concern raising property taxes to pay for the construction and operation of a new 4,800-square-foot library for the town of Nederland. If passed, Issue 5A would raise taxes by $129,000 annually beginning in 2011, with an increase to the current mill levy assessed by the district, to fund the operation of the new library.
Michael Menaker, 59, was a member of the Louisville Revitalization Commission, Business Retention and Development Committee and Shop Louisville Committee. Menaker says he is committed to urban renewal plans.
Debbie Lammers, 57, previously worked in the legal field before moving to Colorado. Lammers has 12 years of experience as an active volunteer in with St. Vrain schools. She has been on various PTO boards, was on the district's Ballot Campaign Committees, chair of the Community Bond Review Committee, and is currently the president of the Niwot High School Education Foundation Board of Directors.
Longmont Ballot Issue 2A would approve and make effective a Longmont City Ordinance that extends the street system maintenance and improvement portion of the citys sales tax three-quarters of a cent through Dec. 31, 2016. If voters dont approve the ordinance, that portion of the sales tax will sunset on Dec.
Incumbent Alex Schatz, 38, is a landscape architect and attorney finishing up the final year of his first two-year term. He thinks the city should focus on fixing budget problems, urban renewal and development, and public safety.
Boulder District Attorney Stan Garnett asked the Boulder County Commissioners to put a measure on the 2009 ballot that would extend the DA's term limits from two terms to three, but he says he's not pushing for that extension because he has anything to gain personally.