How will you vote on the 0.5 percent sales tax increase for parks and recreation in Parker?

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I'm against it 52% | 67 votes
I'm in favor of it 40% | 51 votes
I don't know yet 5% | 7 votes
I'm not voting this year 2% | 3 votes

Town council voted unanimously in July to place on the November ballot a question that asks voters to decide on a half-percent increase to the sales and use tax rate in Parker. The rate would go from 8 percent to 8.5 percent (including town, county and state taxes).

The question asks whether the Town of Parker should go into debt by issuing $39 million worth of bonds to pay for new amenities today, while simultaneously implementing a permanent parks-and-rec-specific tax increase to pay off the bonds and, thereafter, to fund maintainance.

Along with an expansion at Salisbury Park, the tax increase would pay for the enlargement of H2O’Brien Pool, a passive park expansion at O’Brien Park, open space and new trails.

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