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Town Council Resolution 38 2010TOWN OF SNOWMASS VILLAGE TOWN COUNCIL RESOLUTION NO. 38 SERIES OF 2010 A RESOLUTION OF THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF SNOWMASS VILLAGE EXPRESSING OPPOSITION TO THE STATEWIDE BALLOT QUESTION REGARDING PROPOSED AMENDMENT 61 TO THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION WHEREAS, voters in the State of Colorado will have the opportunity at the November 2 general election to protect the fiscal health of local government by defeating proposed Amendment 61 to the Colorado Constitution; and WHEREAS, during this current economic downturn the Town of Snowmass Village has already cut services and budgets dramatically in such areas as transportation services, road funds, recreation services, landscaping, building and planning services, law enforcement services and administration services; and WHEREAS, because Amendment 61 reduces the time that indebtedness may be repaid to ten (10) years, limits the amount of debt municipalities may undertake for capital investments and overturns all laws, rules and practices currently imposed by TABOR; and WHEREAS, Amendment 61 directly affects the ability of municipalities to finance long- term capital projects such as transportation facilities and shuttle buses, recreational facilities, parks, affordable housing projects and collectively with the other statewide ballot questions, Amendment 60 and Proposition 101, significantly reduce or otherwise restrict both state and local revenues in a number of different ways including but not limited to: specific ownership taxes, telecommunication taxes, state income taxes, state - shared revenues to assist municipalities with local street and transit improvements, other state grants and loans to help local government, and property taxes; and WHEREAS, a number of prominent individuals, leaders on both sides of the political spectrum newspapers, and organizations including our own Colorado Municipal League are voicing opposition to these measures as not being in the best interests of Colorado and of local communities; and WHEREAS, state law permits the Town Council of the Town of Snowmass Village to put forth this resolution as a statement of opposition to Amendment 61 to the Colorado Constitution; and NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Town Council of the Town of Snowmass Village, Colorado: 1. That the Town Council of the Town of Snowmass Village opposes the statewide ballot question known as Amendment 61 to the Colorado Constitution. TC RESO No. 10-38 Page 2 of 2 2. That the Town Council of the Town of Snowmass Village urges all citizens of Snowmass Village to vote against Amendment 61 to the Colorado Constitution. INTRODUCED, READ AND ADOPTED, as amended by the Town Council of the Town of Snowmass Village, Colorado, on the 20th day of September, 2010 upon a motion made by Council Member Wilkinson and seconded by Council Member Lewis and by a vote of 3 in favor and 0 opposed. Council Members Mordkin and Butler were absent. TOWN OF SNOWMASS VILLAGE Bill Boineau, Mayor ATT T: Rhonda B. Coxon, Town Clerk APPROVED AS TO FORM: Joh— )C. Dresser, Jr., Town Attorn