$200 MILLION TAX INCREASE FOLLOWED BY $44.4 MILLION TAX GIVEAWAY (Click HERE for more details)
El Paso County voters approved $200 million "public safety tax" after county officials stated they could not afford to fund the Sheriff's Office without it. Fast forward nine days. County Commissioners passed two "revenue sharing agreements" with Colorado Springs Urbran Renewal Authority by which the County will transfer $44.4 million collected as County sales and property taxes to help private developers build a new downtown hotel and build up their development next to the City for Champions museum area. Click for more info.