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Douglas County Commissioners advance two issues to the November ballot

Posted on August 23, 2022 2022Breaking NewsEconomic FoundationsElectionsHistoric and Natural Resources

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Douglas County will ask voters about two topics on the November ballot – broadband and open space sales tax.

During a Regular Business Meeting Tuesday, Aug. 23, the Board adopted a resolution asking voters whether to allow the County to enter into public-private partnerships to improve telecommunications services, such as high-speed internet. Currently, state law prohibits local government involvement in telecommunication services.

During a Special Business Meeting Tuesday, Aug. 23, the Board adopted a resolution asking voters whether to extend the Open Space Sales and Use Tax for 15 years – to Jan. 1, 2039. If voters do not approve the extension, the sales tax will expire on Dec. 31, 2023.

Read the full ballot language in each resolution linked above.

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