What do you want for Lakewood project background

As a Lakewood resident, you have a lot of say in how your city operates, what kind of services it provides and how it spends your tax dollars. One of the critical decisions you make as a resident is determining the level of funding for your government. Residents must vote on any proposed new tax or any tax increase as required by both Lakewood’s City Charter and the state law known as the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights (TABOR).

Lakewood launched this community conversation to listen to your opinions about the level of service the city should provide and talk about how TABOR affects funding for additional city services including open space purchases. This conversation involves your priorities and the kind of city you want to live in, so take a look around to learn more.

This online resource center has been available to participate in the discussion:

· View the survey results (coming soon).

· Watch City Council discuss the issue and hear residents during public comment.

· Ask questions.

· Find in-depth information and relevant documents.

· Learn from the video, “TABOR in two minutes.”(External link)

· See the timeline for the discussion and meetings.

· Read the ballot language on this site.

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