Ballot Question 7A: Early returns show voters annexing Salida School District into Colorado Mountain College District | AspenTimes.com

Ballot Question 7A: Early returns show voters annexing Salida School District into Colorado Mountain College District

Matthew Bennett
Glenwood Springs Post Independent
Colorado Mountain College campus April 11, 2019, in Breckenridge.
Hugh Carey / hcarey@summitdaily.com
Colorado Mountain College District Measures, Ballot Question 7A

Without increasing taxes to the current residents of the Colorado Mountain College District, shall the Colorado Mountain College District be enlarged to include property within the boundaries of Salida School District Number R32J?

(as of 9:01 p.m.)

Yes/For - 27,311 (77.19%)

No/Against - 8,071 (22.81%)

Source: Colorado Secretary of State

Early results show voters overwhelmingly supporting annexation of the Salida School District into Colorado Mountain College’s taxing district boundary.

As of 7:45 p.m. Tuesday, approximately 58 percent of Salida School District voters supported the annexation whereas just over 41 percent opposed it.

Additionally, voters within Colorado Mountain College’s boundaries overwhelmingly supported the annexation with 77 percent favoring it and just 23 percent rejecting it.

Both Ballot Question 5A that applied to just Salida School District voters, and Ballot Question 7A that included all Colorado Mountain College District voters had to pass in order for the annexation to occur. 

Previously, residents within the Salida School District had to pay $170 per credit hour at Colorado Mountain College whereas those that lived within the six-county taxing district only paid $80. 

The reason being, residents within Colorado Mountain College’s taxing district already pay a 3.997 mill levy, which supports the college.

Now that voters have approved the annexation, Salida School District residents will also pay a 3.997 mill levy and $80 per credit hour.

The addition of the Salida School District will have no impact on current taxpayers within Colorado Mountain College’s taxing district. 

The Steamboat Springs School District was the last school district to be successfully annexed into Colorado Mountain College’s taxing district, which occurred in 1982.

mabennett@postindependent.com


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