Black Forest residents to vote April 24 whether to become a city
COLORADO SPRINGS ” Black Forest residents were scheduled to vote on April 24 whether to become a city.
Supporters of incorporation submitted a petition with about 400 signatures to the 4th Judicial District Court in January, and a judge this week validated the petition.
The Black Forest Incorporation Committee, headed by Eddie Bracken, has proposed forming a city to protect the 59-square-mile region from encroaching development.
Most of the budget for the rural area if it becomes a city would come from property taxes, because it doesn’t have a strong commercial base to supply sales taxes.
The group Keep Black Forest Free, led by Pam Devereux, was campaigning against incorporation. Opponents have said the plan would raise taxes and add an unnecessary layer of government.
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