60, 61 and 101 Will Hurt Colorado’s Downtowns

10 Sep

Are you concerned about Amendments 60 and 61 and Proposition 101? You should be! These measures, which will appear on the November state-wide ballot, will significantly damage Colorado’s state and local governments from funding their most basic levels of services related to safety, education, and transportation.

As an active membership organization with a membership base drawn from all corners of the state, Downtown Colorado, Inc. is in opposition to Amendments 60 and 61 and Proposition 101. The DCI board of directors recently voted on and signed a resolution stating this opposition.

The board members and staff believe that these measures, which will appear on the November state-wide ballot, will also have an extremely negative impact on the Colorado economy. The cumulative and destructive nature of these three measures ensures that Colorado will surrender its competitive standing to attract large and small employers alike, resulting in little to no economic growth for the state, a steady decline in property values, and erosion of the state and local tax base.

The list of Colorado organizations in opposition to Amendments 60 and 61 and Proposition 101 is long! Below is a sampling of organizations who have signed a resolution in opposition to these measures.
Adams County Economic Development (ACED); American Institute of Architects, Colorado Component; American Planning Association – Colorado Chapter; American Society of Civil Engineers – Southern Colorado Branch; Arapahoe County Board of County Commissioners; Arts for Colorado; Arvada Chamber of Commerce; Arvada Economic Development Association; Aurora Economic Development Council; Avon Town Council; Boulder Chamber; Boulder City Council; Brighton City Council; Broomfield Chamber of Commerce; Cañon City Area Fire Protection District; Castle Rock Economic Development Council; Centennial City Council; Centennial Council of Neighborhoods; City of Montrose; Colorado Bar Association; Colorado Chamber of Commerce Executives; Colorado Health Foundation; Colorado Hospital Association; Colorado Hotel and Lodging Association; Colorado Municipal League; Colorado Nonprofit Association; Colorado Restaurant Association; Colorado Rural Health Center; Colorado Senior Lobby; Colorado Ski Country USA; Colorado State Fire Chiefs’ Association; Colorado Water Congress; County Sheriff’s of Colorado; County Treasurer’s of Colorado; Democratic Party of Denver, Executive Committee; Denver Broncos Football Club; Denver City Council; Denver Institute of Urban Studies; Denver Public Schools; Downtown Colorado, Inc.; Douglas County Board of County Commissioners; Douglas County Business Alliance; Dove Valley Metropolitan District; Downtown Denver, Inc.; Downtown Partnership of Colorado Springs; El Paso County Board of Health; El Paso County Commissioners; Emergency Medical Services Association Colorado; Estes Park Medical Center; Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce; Family Development Center of Steamboat Springs; Fort Lewis College Board of Trustees; Fort Morgan Area Chamber of Commerce; Golden Chamber of Commerce; Grand Valley Fire Protection District; Greeley Chamber of Commerce; Green Industries of Colorado (GreenCO; Havana Business Improvement District; Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center; Highlands Ranch Chamber of Commerce; Home Builders Association of Metro Denver; Housing and Building Association of Colorado Springs; Impact on Education; Interfaith Alliance of Colorado; Jeffco Public Schools; Jefferson County Child Care Association; Longmont Area Economic Council; Longmont Association of Realtors; Longmont City Council; Loveland Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center; Loveland-Berthoud Association of Realtors; Minturn Town Council; Move Colorado; Northglenn City Council; Pikes Peak Regional Water Authority; Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority; Poudre School District; Pueblo Rural Fire Fighters, I.A.F.F. Local 3319; Rifle Area Chamber of Commerce; Rio Grande County Board of County Commissioners; Rio Grande Water Conservation District; Rocky Mountain Farmers Union; South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce; South Metro Water Supply Authority; South Suburban Park and Recreation District; Special District Association of Colorado; Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association; The Arc of Colorado; Town of Frederick; Town of Lyons; Trails and Open Space Coalition; U.S. Green Building Council of Colorado; United Food and Commerical Workers (UCFW) Local 7; University of Colorado Board of Regents; Upper Eagle Regional Water Authority; Urban League of the Pikes Peak Region; Vail Town Council; West Chamber Serving Jefferson County; Westminster City Council; Wheat Ridge Fire Protection District; Yampa Valley Medical Center

View the full list of organizations who have signed a resolution in opposition to 60, 61 and 101 here.

Here are a few links that may be of interest:

No to 60, 61 & 101 Toolkit

Poll: Voters Unsure on Statewide Ballot Issues

Grimshaw & Harring Ballot Measures Report

Don’t Hurt Colorado Campaign

DCI Resolution in Opposition to 60, 61, & 101

Sign your own resolution!

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