2019 District Special Election

South Suburban Park and Recreation District (SSPRD) Board of Directors has placed ballot question 7A on the November 5, 2019 mail-in ballot.

This is a coordinated mail ballot election run by the county clerks in each county in which SSPRD operates:  Arapahoe, Douglas and Jefferson.

Mail ballots will be sent to registered voters beginning Monday, October 14, 2019.

The county clerks must receive all ballots by 7 p.m. Tuesday, November 5, 2019. Ballots not received by 7 p.m. Tuesday, November 5 will not be counted.

SOUTH SUBURBAN PARK AND RECREATION DISTRICT BALLOT ISSUE 7A:

WITHOUT RAISING THE TAX LEVY RATE IN 2020, SHALL SOUTH SUBURBAN PARK AND RECREATION DISTRICT BE AUTHORIZED TO ADJUST THE DISTRICT’S MILL LEVY RATE UP OR DOWN BEGINNING IN 2021 AND ANNUALLY THEREAFTER IF NEEDED TO OFFSET REVENUE LOSSES RESULTING FROM STATE-MANDATED PROPERTY TAX ASSESSMENT RATE REDUCTIONS (CAUSED BY THE “GALLAGHER AMENDMENT”) IN ORDER TO MAINTAIN NECESSARY SERVICES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO:

  1. PRESERVING AND MAINTAINING NATURAL AREAS, OPEN SPACE AND PARKS THROUGHOUT THE DISTRICT,
  1. EXTENDING, IMPROVING AND MAINTAINING WALKING, BIKING AND HIKING TRAILS, SUCH AS HIGH LINE CANAL, LEE GULCH, MARY CARTER GREENWAY, BIG DRY CREEK, AND WILLOW CREEK,
  1. REPAIRING, MAINTAINING AND IMPROVING EXISTING PARKS, RECREATION FACILITIES AND PLAYGROUNDS, AND
  1. PROVIDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR ACTIVE RECREATION FOR CHILDREN, YOUTH, ADULTS AND SENIORS,

SO LONG AS THE DISTRICT PREPARES ANNUAL AUDITS ON DISTRICT EXPENDITURES?

For questions regarding the election, contact SSPRD Designated Election Official Jennifer King, jking@ssprd.org, or 303.483.7011.

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Resolution Calling the Election

Signed Resolution #2019-034 Calling for November 2019 Special Election Question of a Mill Levy Adjustment and Appointing DEO 8-28-19