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    Eagle, Colorado 81631-0850 

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Call for pro, con statements on ballot issue

Contact: Bryan Treu, Interim County Manager, 970-328-8604 or bryan.treu@eaglecounty.us    

Sept. 19, 2017 – Eagle County is soliciting pro and con statements on a ballot question which will ask voters to authorize a new sales tax and a new excise tax of up to 5 percent each on recreational marijuana, for the purpose of funding mental health and substance abuse services.

Per Colorado state law, comments received will be summarized for inclusion in the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights (TABOR) ballot issue notice, which will be mailed to all registered voters.

To be included in the summary, comments must address the specific ballot issue and include the submitter’s name, signature and the address where they are registered to vote. Only comments filed by persons eligible to vote on the issue are required to be summarized for the ballot issue notice.

Pro and con statements can be delivered by hand to the Clerk & Recorder’s Office in Eagle at 500 Broadway, mailed to P.O. Box 537, Eagle, CO 81631 or scanned and emailed to regina.obrien@eaglecounty.us. Statements must be received no later than Sept. 22; postmarks do not count.

For more information on the upcoming general election, visit www.eaglecounty.us/Clerk/Voting_and_Elections/Upcoming_Elections.  

Ballot language for the recreational marijuana sales and excise taxes is as follows:

SHALL EAGLE COUNTY TAXES BE INCREASED BY AN ESTIMATED $1,200,000 IN THE FIRST FULL FISCAL YEAR, BEGINNING JANUARY 1, 2018, AND BY SUCH AMOUNTS AS ARE RAISED ANNUALLY THEREAFTER, WITH THE FIRST $1,200,000 RAISED EACH YEAR GOING TO FUND MENTAL HEALTH AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES, BY IMPOSING A TAX OF UP TO 5% IN 2018 ON THE SALE OF RETAIL MARIJUANA AND RETAIL MARIJUANA PRODUCTS, AND AN EXCISE TAX OF UP TO 5% IN 2018 OF THE AVERAGE MARKET RATE OR OTHER CALCULATION METHOD ALLOWED BY LAW OF UNPROCESSED RETAIL MARIJUANA UPON THE FIRST SALE OR TRANSFER BY A RETAIL MARIJUANA CULTIVATION FACILITY; AND SHALL THE RESULTING REVENUE BE ALLOWED TO BE COLLECTED AND SPENT BY THE COUNTY NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER LIMITATIONS PROVIDED BY LAW?