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Town Council Resolution 40 2010TOWN OF SNOWMASS VILLAGE TOWN COUNCIL RESOLUTION NO. 40 SERIES OF 2010 A RESOLUTION OF THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF SNOWMASS VILLAGE EXPRESSING OPPOSITION TO THE STATEWIDE BALLOT QUESTION REGARDING PROPOSED PROPOSITION 101, AN INITIATED STATUTE 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 Proposition 101, an initiated statute; 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 Proposition 101 drastically reduces vehicle registration fees, license fees, title charges, state and local taxes on vehicle rental and leases which will dramatically reduce the funds available for state and local road and highway construction and maintenance as well as limit the ability of the state to fund repairs to unsafe roads and bridges; and WHEREAS, Proposition 101 also reduces the state income tax over a period of time equal to 25% which is projected to equal more than $1 billion loss to the state treasury in current value dollars and also provides that no changes to telecommunication charges may be imposed locally or at the state level on telephone, cable, television internet computer satellite or other telecommunications service customer accounts, except "Emergency 911" service which is capped at 2009 rates, no matter the future expense of providing such service; and WHEREAS, Proposition 101 directly affects the ability of municipalities to fund roadway repairs and improvements, is not subject to amendment by the state legislature and collectively with the other statewide ballot questions, Amendment 60 and Amendment 61, 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 Proposition 101, an initiated statute; and TC RESO No. 10-40 Page 2 of 2 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 Proposition 101, an initiated statute. 2. That the Town Council of the Town of Snowmass Village urges all citizens of Snowmass Village to vote against Proposition 101, an initiated statute. INTRODUCED, READ AND ADOPTED, as amended by the Town Council of the Town of Snowmass Village, Colorado, on the 4th day of October, 2010 upon a motion made by Council Member Lewis and seconded by Council Member Wilkinson and by a vote of 3 in favor and 0 opposed. Council Member Butler and Council Member Mordkin were absent. TOWN OF SNOWMASS VILLAGE Bill Boineau, Mayor M Rhonda B. Coxon, Town Clerk ....• 1� 0 'k • U• - VIA =I John. Dresser, Jr., Town