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Posted on: November 4, 2021

Unofficial Final Results for the 2021 Coordinated Election

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A final round of unofficial final results for the 2021 Coordinated Election has been published from the Eagle County Clerk and Recorder. 

Town of Avon Ballot Issue 2C: short-term rental tax for community housing

SHALL THE TOWN OF AVON’S TAXES BE INCREASED BY ONE MILLION FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS ($1,500,000) IN THE FIRST YEAR (2022), AND BY WHATEVER ADDITIONAL AMOUNTS ARE RAISED ANNUALLY THEREAFTER BY LEVYING AN EXCISE TAX OF 2% ON THE AMOUNT CHARGED TO ANY PERSON LEASING A SHORT-TERM RENTAL UNIT, DEFINED AS LEASING ANY PROPERTY ASSESSED AS RESIDENTIAL BY THE EAGLE COUNTY ASSESSOR FOR A PERIOD LESS THAN THIRTY DAYS, FOR THE PURPOSE OF FUNDING COMMUNITY HOUSING, INCLUDING THE ACQUISITION OF LAND FOR HOUSING, CONSTRUCTION OF HOUSING, EXTENSION OF PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE TO SERVE COMMUNITY HOUSING DEVELOPMENT, PURCHASE OF DEED RESTRICTIONS, DOWN PAYMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS, PARTNERSHIPS WITH PUBLIC AND PRIVATE ENTITIES TO DEVELOP COMMUNITY HOUSING, AND RELATED COSTS FOR ADMINSTRATION, DESIGN, LEGAL AND CONSULTING, ALL IN ACCORDANCE WITH ORDINANCE NO. 21-11 ADOPTED BY THE AVON TOWN COUNCIL, AND SHALL THE TOWN BE PERMITTED TO COLLECT, RETAIN, AND EXPEND ALL REVENUES DERIVED FROM SUCH TAX AS A VOTER APPROVED REVENUE CHANGE AND AN EXCEPTION TO LIMITS WHICH WOULD OTHERWISE APPLY UNDER ARTICLE X, SECTION 20 OF THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION OR ANY OTHER LAW?

YES   792          NO   326

Total votes: 1,118

 

Town of Avon Recall Election – Mayor Sarah Smith Hymes

 

Reasons set forth in the petition for demanding the recall of Mayor Sarah Smith Hymes:

 

The Avon Recall Committee believes that Avon Mayor Sarah Smith Hymes is acting contrary to Avon residents’ desires. For example, the Vail Daily reported member’s arrogance, that there is no appetite among taxpayers to use public funds to move the barn, and quoted a council member stating “I do not support sending this to the ballot, because it won’t pass” Citizen’s pressured the council to do a public survey about spending millions to move the barn. The survey revealed a whopping 891 against the move and only 104 for it. It is clear that Sarah Smith Hymes is putting her own opinion in front of those of the community. 

 

YES   285             NO    798

Total votes: 1,083

 

Town of Avon Recall Election – Tamra Underwood

 

Reasons set forth in the petition for demanding the recall of Councilor Tamra Underwood:

 

The Avon Recall Committee believes that Avon Council Member Tamra Underwood is acting contrary to Avon residents’ desires. For example, the Vail Daily reported member’s arrogance, that there is no appetite among taxpayers to use public funds to move the barn, and quoted a council member stating “I do not support sending this to the ballot, because it won’t pass” Citizen’s pressured the council to do a public survey about spending millions to move the barn. The survey revealed a whopping 891 against the move and only 104 for it. It is clear that Council Member Tamra Underwood is putting her own opinion in front of those of the community.

YES  285            NO   801

Total votes: 1,086

 

Please follow link below to see unofficial final results: https://results.enr.clarityelections.com/CO/Eagle/111077/web.278093/#/summary 

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