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June update

Check the news feed to find out what you should know about Lakewood's TABOR Fund.

Test your knowledge on what voter-approved funds have been spent on since 2018 with new items "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:

June update

Check the news feed to find out what you should know about Lakewood's TABOR Fund.

Test your knowledge on what voter-approved funds have been spent on since 2018 with new items "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:

Ask us a question

Ask your question here, and city staff will respond within three business days. Questions and answers about this project can be visible to the public. 

For general questions and concerns about the city, please visit Lakewood.org/RequestLakewood(External link)(External link), which is the city's online customer service hub available 24 hours a day.

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  • Share Why does The City of Lakewood take funds from TABOR to pay for the basic operations of a city? Police body cameras…Sidewalks and infrastructure…both should be paid for from the general budget. on Facebook Share Why does The City of Lakewood take funds from TABOR to pay for the basic operations of a city? Police body cameras…Sidewalks and infrastructure…both should be paid for from the general budget. on Twitter Share Why does The City of Lakewood take funds from TABOR to pay for the basic operations of a city? Police body cameras…Sidewalks and infrastructure…both should be paid for from the general budget. on Linkedin Email Why does The City of Lakewood take funds from TABOR to pay for the basic operations of a city? Police body cameras…Sidewalks and infrastructure…both should be paid for from the general budget. link

    Why does The City of Lakewood take funds from TABOR to pay for the basic operations of a city? Police body cameras…Sidewalks and infrastructure…both should be paid for from the general budget.

    Annette asked 19 days ago

    Annette, thank you so much for your interest in this and for participating by submitting your question. The needs for these essential services far exceed the General Fund budget available for these areas, so in 2018 the voters were asked if they wanted funds that were above the TABOR limits to be dedicated to police, transportation, parkland services. By pooling this money, these funds have had a more significant impact on maintaining Lakewood’s quality of life.

    Best regards,

    The Project Team

     

  • Share I am not sure the best place to ask this question. I did participate in the the Lakewood Survey and I understand the need to keep it short, however, there were other unaddresses questions. Lakewood does an amazing job with its park and rec programs - especially sports; with the art and dance programs growing with enthusiasm, are they any plans to expand the facilities to better accommodate these programs? on Facebook Share I am not sure the best place to ask this question. I did participate in the the Lakewood Survey and I understand the need to keep it short, however, there were other unaddresses questions. Lakewood does an amazing job with its park and rec programs - especially sports; with the art and dance programs growing with enthusiasm, are they any plans to expand the facilities to better accommodate these programs? on Twitter Share I am not sure the best place to ask this question. I did participate in the the Lakewood Survey and I understand the need to keep it short, however, there were other unaddresses questions. Lakewood does an amazing job with its park and rec programs - especially sports; with the art and dance programs growing with enthusiasm, are they any plans to expand the facilities to better accommodate these programs? on Linkedin Email I am not sure the best place to ask this question. I did participate in the the Lakewood Survey and I understand the need to keep it short, however, there were other unaddresses questions. Lakewood does an amazing job with its park and rec programs - especially sports; with the art and dance programs growing with enthusiasm, are they any plans to expand the facilities to better accommodate these programs? link

    I am not sure the best place to ask this question. I did participate in the the Lakewood Survey and I understand the need to keep it short, however, there were other unaddresses questions. Lakewood does an amazing job with its park and rec programs - especially sports; with the art and dance programs growing with enthusiasm, are they any plans to expand the facilities to better accommodate these programs?

    jlkochie asked 22 days ago

    Thanks for your interest and participation in this project, and please stay involved. The Community Resources Department is always evaluating ways to improve and expand its offerings, and part of the TABOR discussion would involve looking at funding to support more park and infrastructure improvements including recreation centers. But no projects have been defined.

    Best regards,

    The Project Team

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