Briefs: Ballot language confusing to most readers

Mesa County

• Referred Measure 1A: Shall the membership of the Mesa County Board of Commissioners, at a minimum cost of $174,274, per year in salaries and benefits, be increased from three to five members?

City of Grand Junction

• Question 2A: Shall city of Grand Junction taxes be increased $5,129,091 in 2009 and annually thereafter by such additional amount as is generated by increasing the city’s sales and use tax from 2.75 % to 3.00 % for the purpose of financing the costs of constructing and operating public safety facilities and acquiring equipment for the facilities provided that such tax increase shall terminate if question 2B passes at this election and when the Riverside Parkway bonds have been defeased or are otherwise legally paid in full; and shall the city be authorized to collect, retain and spend such revenues and any investment earning and interest on such revenues, as a voter approved revenue change under Article X, Section 20, of the Colorado Constitution?

• Question 2B: Commencing no later than the 90th day after the city has defeased or otherwise legally paid in full all city debt issued for Riverside Parkway, shall the city of Grand Junction be authorized to collect, retain and spend all city revenues from whatever source, as a voter approved revenue change under Article X, Section 20 of the Colorado Constitution.


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