Here are results for Denver’s municipal ballot measures
El Paso County voters approved Proposition 7a, a sales tax extension.
The Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority, or PPRTA, is a joint effort of Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs, Green Mountain Falls, Rama, Callahan, and the unincorporated counties of El Paso. A sales tax of one percent is used to finance transportation projects in the region.
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All potential tax-financed projects must be placed on the ballot in writing to receive PPRTA tax funds, and taxes used on major capital projects must be renewed every ten years.
Fifty-five percent of the revenue is allocated to one-time investment projects. 35 percent of the money goes to conservation projects. The remaining 10 percent goes toward transportation. Voters initially approved the tax in 2004 and extended it in 2014.
A vote is under consideration in November that would extend corporate tax through 2034.
Shortly after 9 p.m., Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers issued a statement thanking voters for passing the measure, calling it one of his top priorities. “Without this vital sales tax, we simply cannot afford the costly and critical transportation projects that expand our traffic capabilities and reduce congestion,” he said.
The corridor will ensure that “transport infrastructure can grow to meet the needs of our citizens,” Sutters said.