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Proposed Referendum Options - Updated June 10, 2019

Current Ordinance is: 80% acquisition/20% improvements

Proposed Referendum Options

  1. 1. 100% of Open Space Tax revenue may be used for either acquisition or improvements.
     
  2. 2. 20% of Open Space Tax revenue will be only for acquisition; 80% may be used for either acquisition or improvements.
     
  3. 3. Transfer (from the acquisition only portion of the Open Space Fund to the portion available for either acquisition or improvements) of $2 million from Open Space Trust Fund for improvements; maintain current formula of 20% for improvements/80% for acquisition.
     
  4. 4. Transfer (from the acquisition only portion of the Open Space Fund to the portion available for either acquisition or improvements) of $1 million for improvements; 20% for acquisition/80% for either acquisition or improvements, with a sunset date after a specified period of years when revenue will go back to 20% improvements/80% acquisition.
     
  5. 5. Do not have a referendum question to change the Ordinance, but instead use bonding for improvements.
     
  6. 6. Add a sunset after 4 years to any change made by referendum.

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