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May update

The Budget and Audit Board provided an update on its first survey and the city's financial information. Read the news feed to learn more.

Test your knowledge on what voter-approved funds have been spent on since 2018 in the "Did you know" news item.

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Join the discussion

Your voice really matters when it comes to the city's finances, and we really want to hear from you during an important conversation that involves Lakewood's funding.

The city's Budget and Audit Board has started this conversation and really needs your thoughts and opinions. This board consists of Lakewood residents and City Council members, and it provides financial oversight of the city's financial statement, annual budget and financial stability. The first step has been to conduct a survey, which closed on April 25. There will be other opportunities for your input, so please stay tuned to this webpage by signing up through the Stay Informed section to the right.

This conversation includes discussing the state law known as the Taxpayer's Bill of Rights or TABOR. Voters statewide approved TABOR in 1992, and it places limits on the budgets for all governments in Colorado including Lakewood, which affects the services provided to you.

Here are ways to learn more:

May update

The Budget and Audit Board provided an update on its first survey and the city's financial information. Read the news feed to learn more.

Test your knowledge on what voter-approved funds have been spent on since 2018 in the "Did you know" news item.

___________________________________________________

Join the discussion

Your voice really matters when it comes to the city's finances, and we really want to hear from you during an important conversation that involves Lakewood's funding.

The city's Budget and Audit Board has started this conversation and really needs your thoughts and opinions. This board consists of Lakewood residents and City Council members, and it provides financial oversight of the city's financial statement, annual budget and financial stability. The first step has been to conduct a survey, which closed on April 25. There will be other opportunities for your input, so please stay tuned to this webpage by signing up through the Stay Informed section to the right.

This conversation includes discussing the state law known as the Taxpayer's Bill of Rights or TABOR. Voters statewide approved TABOR in 1992, and it places limits on the budgets for all governments in Colorado including Lakewood, which affects the services provided to you.

Here are ways to learn more:

  • Did you know?

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    Did you know Lakewood's getting more dog parks, thanks to Lakewood voters approving additional funds for parkland purchases?.


    Did you know that Lakewood High School students are safer walking to school along a new sidewalk thanks to voters in the city who approved funds for new sidewalks?.



    Did you know that since 2018, voter-approved funds have supported the weel-being and safety of Lakewood Police agents by providing health and wellness services and important equipment such as body-worn cameras?

  • Council discusses first survey results

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    At the City Council's study session on May 20, the Budget and Audit Board provided a report to City Council covering the city's financial picture as well as the results of its April survey. The City Council reached consensus to move forward with a second survey of residents to ask them specific questions related to TABOR.

    • Watch the May 20 Study Session
    • Review the financial presentation
    • Review the survey results.
  • TABOR story in graphics

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    What voters approved
    Graphic showing how the TABOR funds are spent. See link to accessible version below graphic.

    Accessible version of TABOR Explained.

    How it was allocated

    Graphic showing the projects that TABOR funds have paid for. Accessible version available below the graphic.

    Accessible version of TABOR Funded Projects.


Page last updated: 27 May 2024, 10:32 AM