Frisco council against November ballot measures 101, 60, 61
Ryan Summerlin August 26, 2010
FRISCO – To publicly oppose three November ballot measures, Frisco council members approved a resolution Tuesday against Proposition 101, Amendment 60 and 61. If passed, town officials say these measures could potentially impact services provided by Frisco for both its visitors and residents.
“The Town of Frisco council pursues a strategy of fiscal responsibility,” said Mayor Bill Pelham. “We continually assess budget-expenditure issues to prevent waste. The passing of these three ballot measures will severely impact the Town of Frisco’s ability to provide the current level of quality services to its residents. It is highly likely that passage of these three measures would also result in a drastic curtailment of government services statewide. Town council expresses its vigorous opposition to Proposition 101 and Amendments 60 and 61.”
Supporters of the three initiatives say the measures will protect Colorado residents from “abusive” taxes and overspending by irresponsible politicians.
“The resolution was passed unanimously,” said Frisco spokeswoman Theresa Paul. “We did a presentation during the work session on the amendments and their impacts. The overall consensus (from council) is that it’s going to be detrimental to the state and local governments, and it will create a lack of funding for the school district.”
According to a town memo, “Proposition 101 and Amendments 60 and 61 will have serious impacts on both state and local governments. Whether passed individually or concurrently the effects will be felt statewide.”
To view the town resolution, a memo and its presentation online, visit www.friscogov.com.
SDN reporter Julie Sutor contributed to this article. SDN reporter Caitlin Row can be reached at (970) 668-4633 or at email@example.com.