South Suburban Park and Recreation District is holding a special coordinated election, working with the Arapahoe, Douglas, and Jefferson county clerks.
The District has two ballot questions:
South Suburban Park and Recreation District Ballot Issue 4B:
Without raising tax rates or imposing any new tax, shall South Suburban Park and Recreation District’s existing 1 mill property tax levy (approved in May 2010) and existing 2 mill property tax levy (approved in November 2014) be extended in all future years to pay operating and other expenses, including:
(1) Maintaining and conserving natural areas, open space and parks throughout the District;
(2) Maintaining and improving walking, biking and hiking trails (such as High Line Canal, Lee Gulch, Mary Carter Greenway, Big Dry Creek, and Willow Creek);
(3) Repairing and improving existing parks, recreation facilities and playgrounds;
(4) Replacing outdated mechanical equipment with new energy saving systems including renewable energy; and
(5) Saving water by replacing inefficient irrigation systems in parks and using non-treated water where feasible?
South Suburban Park and Recreation District Ballot Issue 4C:
Without imposing any new tax, shall South Suburban Park and Recreation District debt be increased $46,860,000, with a repayment cost of up to $61,657,541 to provide park and recreation amenities, including:
(1) Improving connectivity of existing trails in the district to regional trails such as the High Line Canal Trail, and providing improvements along the trails for walkers and bikers;
(2) Improving energy and water efficiency at parks, fields and facilities;
(3) Repairing and improving aging recreation facilities to provide updated services for seniors, families and children;
(4) Providing more opportunities for active recreation for children, youth, and adults by building a new indoor multi-generational facility, including turf fields and Pickleball courts; and
(5) Renovating and upgrading existing playgrounds and improving existing parks;
And shall the tax approved at the May 2000 election be used to pay previously issued debt and extended to pay the principal of and interest on the debt authorized by this question or to refinance such debt, which is not expected to increase the existing debt service levy of 1.163 mills, but which levy may be increased if necessary annually without limitation as to rate; and shall such debt be general obligation bonds to be sold in one series or more, for a price at, above or below par, on terms and conditions as permitted by law?
Who is the Designated Election Official?
The Designated Election Official is Micki L. Mills, Paralegal at Collins, Cockrel & Cole
- For UOCAVA voters: Ballots will be sent out by September 22.
- TABOR books will be mailed to voter households the first week in October.
- Ballots will be mailed to the rest of voters no sooner than October 16. Your ballot will be sent from your county clerk of residence or of property ownership. It will include two District ballot questions.
- Ballots must be received by the County Clerk by 7 pm on November 7, 2017 in order to be counted, unless you are a UOCAVA voter.
- For UOCAVA voters: Ballots must be postmarked or transmitted electronically no later than 7 pm on November 7, 2017, and received by the County Clerk no later than end of business day on November 15, 2017 in order to be counted.
How do I vote?
This is a mail ballot election. Please follow the steps on your voter instruction card, delivered with the ballot, be sure to sign your ballot envelope, and affix the appropriate postage and mail. OR you can take your ballot to a drop-off location for the appropriate county clerk:
Arapahoe, Douglas, and Jefferson counties will provide voter service and polling centers. For more information and locations, visit:
I didn't receive my ballot. What should I do?
Contact your county clerk of residence or of property ownership to obtain a ballot.