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2013 Firestone Ballot Question

Firestone Ballot Measures Pass at Nov. 5, 2013 Election

Official Voter Turnout

Total voter turnout for Ballot Issue 2C: 2,981
Yes: 1,904, 63.87 percent
No: 1,077, 36.13 percent

Total voter turnout for Ballot Issue 2D: 2,980
Yes: 1,673, 56.14 percent
No: 1,307, 43.86 percent

2013 Election Analysis

Overview of the Ballot
At the Aug. 28, 2013, Firestone Board of Trustees meeting, the trustees approved Ordinance 830 to place a ballot measure on the Nov. 5 coordinated election ballot for consideration by Firestone voters. The ballot included two questions:

Ballot Question 2C
A proposal for a 1-cent sales tax increase dedicated to provide funding for operations and maintenance and capital improvement and rehabilitation projects for Firestone streets and parks. 2C Ballot Language

Ballot Question 2D
A debt authorization question to allow the Town of Firestone to allow debt to accelerate the construction of certain projects. 2D Ballot Language

Ballot Question Overview
The 1-cent sales tax increase will provide funding for capital improvement projects, including:

  • Firestone Boulevard entrance and widening. This will upgrade the entry into the community and complete the build out to four lanes, from Colorado Boulevard to Interstate 25.

Other projects that are planned are:

  • Locust Street reconstruction
  • Colorado Boulevard reconstruction
  • McClure Avenue improvements
  • Sidewalk along Sable Avenue from Birch Street to Colorado Boulevard
  • Historic Firestone Street Reconstruction (water lines will also be replaced during reconstruction, but will be funded through the water enterprise)

The ballot question will provide a sustainable funding source to repair and rehabilitate streets infrastructure, including cost saving operations such as seal coating, chip sealing, crack filling, restriping, pothole filling, overlays, etc., and park facilities, including playground and ball field repairs and equipment replacement.