Could drug money fund a safe house for abused children in Northglenn, or pay for much-needed road projects in Wheat Ridge?
If Proposition AA passes next week, a chunk of the state revenue that will be generated by marijuana sales next year will go to the cities that allow retail pot businesses to operate.
Littleton’s new city council will have just one new member but will be conducting more business out in the open, since voters passed the open-meetings ballot issue, along with all the other ballot measures except the lodging tax.
As of 7 p.m. on Election Day, incumbents Bruce Beckman and Bruce Stahlman were winning with about 33 percent and 31 percent of the vote, respectively. Newcomers John Watson and James Dean came in at about 21 percent and 15 percent, respectively.
By a margin of 57% to 43%, Elbert County voters gave the thumbs down to Ballot Question 1A, the so-called 51st state initiative.
The defeat was a clear signal from voters to county commissioners to end the discussion with a group of 10 other rural northeastern Colorado counties about the possibility of seceding from the state of Colorado to form a new state.
Following are unofficial results of the election as reported by the Colorado Secretary of State site for Teller County.
Total registered voters: 17,433
A tax increase that would have restored critical services that Lewis-Palmer School District 38 has had to cut over the years was turned down by voters.
Nearly 75 percent of voters opposed the $4.5 million tax increase that the district was asking for. The unofficial results showed that 9,866 of voters voted in opposition of the mill levy override while only 3,372 voted in favor of it.
Following results were reported by the Colorado Secretary of State's site early Wednesday morning:
Lewis Palmer School District Measure 3A
Clerk and Recorder Wayne Williams reported the following last night at 12:39 a.m. for the El Paso County voting process:
137,049 votes reported
Opponents of Measure 3A, the mill levy override for Lewis-Palmer School District 38 funding on the November ballot, say the district is asking for “way too much” and that there are “no controls.”
David Cloud, a representative of Direction 38, a group that has opposed this, and previous mill levy override funding measures, was asked to boil down the groups concerns Friday.