Voters approved the City of Arvada bond reauthorization and the Arvada Fire Protection District revenue stabilization questions on this year’s ballot.
The city of Arvada asked residents to authorize debt for the city in the amount of $79.8 million with a repayment cost of up to $125 million for the completion of two road projects within the city — the Ralston Road project and the 72nd Avenue project. The bond reauthorization does not impose any new tax or increase any tax rate.Results posted by the Jefferson County Clerk and Recorder at 10:06 p.m. show 66.5 percent of voters approving the city’s request for bond reauthorization.“This indicates that Arvada residents were very aware that we were not seeing a tax increase, but that there are some very important road projects that we can do,” said Arvada Mayor Marc Williams.The Arvada Fire Protection District — which covers portions of Arvada and Wheat Ridge as well as areas of unincorporated Jefferson County — sought the ability to adjust its current mill levy, down or up, to compensate for a change in the residential assessment rate. The goal was to stabilize the revenue the district brings in through property taxes.As of 9:30 p.m., 71.85 percent of voters had agreed to stabilize the Arvada Fire Protection District budget.
"The results from the ballot initiative show just how incredibly supportive our community is of our emergency responders," said Arvada Fire Protection District Chief Jon Greer. "We are so thankful to everyone who voted for our revenue stabilization measure. We want to give you amazing, quality service and we thank you for providing us with the resources to continue to do so. It is our honor to serve you."RTD District LWith three candidates seeking an open spot on the Regional Transportation District Board of Directors District L, which covers Arvada and Westminster, Shelley Cook leads the early results posted by the Colorado Secretary of State with 56.18 percent of the vote.
Cook is a former Arvada City Councilwoman and mayor pro-tem. She also founded the A-Line airport shuttle that served Arvada for 13 years .Bob Wilson and Phil Munsterman trail with 29.09 and 14.73 percent, respectively.
"Assuming my lead holds, I’m just very grateful to voters and also the other candidates in the race," Cook said. "It was a positive, issues-focused contest from the start. Given all that is going on with the G Line and more, I’m eager to get started."
More: 2018 Jefferson County election results
Editors note: This is a developing story and will be updated throughout the night.
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