by Clayton Moore
FACT: Avon’s Town Council calls it a “FEE”, the ECT calls it a new “TAX”.
Why did the lawyers on BOTH sides of the (Avon & Traer Creek) Lawsuit call it a “FEE” in their proposed Settlement Agreement?
Answer: Because if their collective “settlement agreement” legal documents had called it a new “TAX” – instead of a new “FEE” the legal requirement (would be invoked) that requires Avon voters to approve of this new TAX – under Colorado’s TABOR law!
So – once again the current Avon City County Council “stuck it to” the Avon Taxpayers and any Wal~Mart/Home Depot shopper – once their Settlement Agreement is finalized by (1NOV2013? – see below).
Every wonder why the Daily Fishwrap “newspaper” won’t inform Avon voters about these facts – just before an election involving Taxation?
Below is from a recent Town of Avon – Press Release “explaining” what folks who choose to shop at Avon’s “Wal~Mart & Home Depot” will experience at the check out once the Avon-Traer Creek Settlement Agreement is finalized….
FACT: The total Sales Tax (including the new “Fee”) you’ll pay in Avon (while shopping at the Wal~Mart, Home Depot and businesses in the Traer Creek Plaza – photo below) is now just barely under 10% of your purchase price.
Avon Voters: Your current City Council cannot be trusted. Your current City Council deliberately “side-stepped” TABOR in order to take more of your hard-earned money away from you.
Avon Voters: Vote NO on Avon’s Ballot issue 2A! DO NOT VOTE to give these Avon Councilmembers any more of your hard earned money – on your November 5th 2013 Ballot!