An initiative that is expected to raise as much as $45.9 million annually for park facility work and maintenance has won the approval of voters in Denver.
The measure will secure revenue through a goods and services tax of 0.25 percent and will help the city to whittle down an estimated backlog of $127 million in park facility work.
Measure 2A won with just over 61 percent of the vote and will become law beginning on January 1.
According to its ballot language, the measure will also provide money for open space work, trails, waterways, and park capital improvements.
By creating a dedicated fund for the maintenance of nature, Denver will also be able to create more park space in the future in parts of the city currently lacking in such amenities.
By Garry Boulard
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