There are several reasons to vote NO on Denver’s five bond proposals (Questions 2A through 2E).
Your property tax payments will increase:
Taxes now available to the city for spending in 2021 and 2022:
Adding the taxes listed above plus the new bond taxes will almost double city spending to $836 million. To paraphrase the late U.S. Sen. Everett McKinley Dirksen: A hundred million here, a hundred million there — sooner or later it adds up to real money.
If you agree the city should wait and prudently spend available taxes before asking for $450 million of new taxes, you should vote NO on this ballot question.
— Douglas Windes of Denver’s Platt Park neighborhood. Windes is a retired government employee who worked on several bond issues and served as state cash manager in the Colorado State Treasury.
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