Castle Pines voters say yes to de-Brucing

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Castle Pines voters passed ballot issue 2D by a whopping 81 percent to 19 percent margin on Nov. 6.

The measure, which received 4,132 “yes” votes and only 999 votes of “no,” asked voters whether to de-Bruce after the city's revenues exceeded TABOR limitations.

The city hit its TABOR limitations after two years of revenue growth that included $700,000 in state grant money to build Elkridge Park and $268,000 in Highway Users' Tax Funds, said Mayor Jeffrey Huff.

The combined revenue from the state-issued funds pushed Castle Pines $108,000 over its TABOR limits, forcing the city to go to its residents for permission to keep the money or return it to taxpayers.