Triview Metropolitan District Question 5A
Triview Metro question 5A is on the ballot this year because of the Colorado Taxpayer's Bill of Rights (TABOR) constitutional amendment. TABOR requires that any excess growth in tax revenue be returned to the citizens. Because Triview has been growing (adding Promontory Pointe and Sanctuary Pointe), and because the area has had more commercial activity, the District exceeds the tax revenue growth limit set in the law. Many years ago the voters were asked to approve a ballot measure identical to 5A. It was approved and is now scheduled to expire. Once that occurs, if 5A does not pass, the District will refund to taxpayers an estimated $400,000 to $500,000 per year. If it does pass, those funds will be used for debt service and provision of services such as snow plowing and road repairs.