This November Douglas County voters have the chance to improve transportation infrastructure without raising new taxes. We can fund our county’s most pressing transportation needs by reallocating expiring Douglas County Justice Center Funds through Referendum 1A this November.
In doing so, we can generate more than $12 million annually in new funds. These funds will fix our roads and alleviate traffic congestion.
Referendum 1A is unanimously endorsed by the Douglas County Commissioners.
Lincoln from Oswego to Parker Road
Lincoln and I-25 Interchange
Hilltop from Canterbury to Singing Hills Road
Crowfoot Valley Road from Founders Parkway to Bayou Gulch Rd
Hwy 85 from Sedalia to Castle Rock
Monarch Blvd from McArthur Ranch Rd to Castle Pines
Lincoln from Quebec to Yosemite
“Our county needs innovative funding streams to help meet funding gaps in essential transportation services. Referendum 1A is a smart policy solution to a complicated issue. Without raising taxes or incurring debt, we can make countywide transportation improvements to the tune of $12 million annually. Of all the countywide issues that voters care about the most, transportation rises to the top time-after-time. Referendum 1A shows how we, as our County Commissioners, are listening to voters.”
- County Commissioner and Board Chair Roger Partridge
“It is clear that the public’s frustration over traffic congestion is mounting. Without raising taxes or compromising public safety, we can significantly impact and improve our county’s roads by redirecting expiring sales tax dollars from the Justice Center Fund. This is commonsense policy that I believe is imperative to maintaining our region’s quality of life while preparing for future population growth, which is inevitable. For these reasons, I along with all County Commissioners for Douglas County, adopted to both sign a resolution and endorse Referendum 1A.”
- County Commissioner Abe Laydon
“In voting Yes on Referendum 1A, voters will be voting for a funding source that will help fix our county’s most congested intersections through the redirection of a sales tax already in use and soon to expire. This means we can raise monies to mitigate congestion and improve our roads without raising county taxes, incurring debt, or compromising public safety. I can’t think of a more responsible measure that elevates our region’s quality while respecting taxpayer wishes for no new taxes.”
- County Commissioner Lora Thomas
No. Referendum 1A does not raise new taxes. It simply reallocates the Justice Center sales tax that is expiring.
No, all needs have been met as it relates to the Justice Center. Hence, the reallocation of this tax is a sensible, reasonable approach to improving our failing roads without raising taxes.
The County has developed a detail plan for our transportation needs called the 2040 plan, which can be found here: https://www.douglas.co.us/2040-transportation-master-plan/.
What the county lacks is the resources to complete the plan. 1A will help us meet that goal.
Referendum 1A is unanimously endorsed by all three of the Douglas County Commissioners and the Douglas County Businesses Alliance. The DCBA represents over 5,500 businesses and 155,000 employees and jobs and representatives of the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce, Castle Rock Economic Development, The Chamber of Northwest Douglas County, The Northwest Economic Development Corporation, Parker Area Chamber of Commerce, and the South Metro Chamber of Commerce. Douglas County businesses understand the importance and value of investing in a strong transportation network for the economic health of Douglas County.
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