GREELEY/EVANS SCHOOL DISTRICT 6 Mil Levy 3A TAX OVERIDE ELECTION

 

Mil Levy 3A sign

BILLBOARD ON 10TH STREET IN GREELEY, COLORADO OPPOSING THE TAX

 

Citizens Against School Bullies urge you to vote NO ON 3A!

 

FACTS ABOUT 3A

 

  • 3A is a massive property tax increase for Greeley Evans District 6 tobe deposited in the districts general fund for "educational purposes" incluing, but not limited to, textbooks, technology, security and transportation.
  • This is a permanent tax increase that never goes away. Your property tax will increase by 20% and never come down.
  • The massive residential property tax increase will add an additional $127.36 per $100,000 of assessed residential property.  If your house is assessed at $200,000, under 3A you will owe an additional $254.72 on top of the property tax you already pay.
  • Seniors on a fixed income will be hit particularly hard because of the suspension of the Homestead tax credit.  For example, seniors with an assessed home value close to $200,000 who owe roughly $1100 in property tax received a Homestead credit that reduced their taxes by 50 percent to $550.  Now those same seniors  who paid $550 in the past will pay the full $1100 plus the additional $254.72 for 3A for a total bill of more than $1350. 
  • Commercial property owners will see their property taxes go up by thousands of dollars.  They will have to pay an additional $464.64 in property tax for every $100,000 of assessed value.
  • This tax will raise the cost of living in Greeley. Small businesses, already hurting in this economic recession, will either have to pay more in fixed costs, pass additional costs along to the consumer or go out of business. 
  • Greeley already has the highest poverty rate in the state at 21.7 percent.
  • Greeley has one of the state's highest unemployment rates.
  • Rental prices will go up as landlords pass the tax increase along to tenants.
  • In the absence of serious reform, there is no reason to believe that the additional funds will improve education in District 6 because studies show that more money does not mean increased student achievement or higher graduation rates.
  • District 6 is below average in student achievement and graduation rates.
  • According to the Colorado Department of Education, District 6 teachers are the 11th highest paid in the state.
  • This is an exclusive mail-in ballot.  Ballots will be in homes of registered voters between October 12-19, 2009.  They must be returned to the Weld County Clerk and Recorder by November 3.
  • DO NOT LET YOUR BALLOT SIT ON YOUR KITCHEN COUNTER! VOTE NO ON 3A!

 

 

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