I am voting no on this because it's terribly unfair to retired and low-income citizens. The proposed $7.70 per month represents a 24 percent increase in my property taxes. I am on Social Security and do not live in an area that is in any way impacted by stormwater.
We are being told we need around $800 million to meet our stormwater infrastructure requirements. The Pikes Peak Stormwater Task Force, a group of like-minded citizens and consultants, has created a proposal to fund and manage this work.
"If voters OK a new fee structure to pay for stormwater projects during the next 20 years, then residential property owners will be subject to a fixed fee that will cost each an additional $7.70 per month." (Gazette)