Vote no on Ballot Question 300, an amendment to article 12 of the Loveland City charter. Removing sales tax on food reduces the City budget by 16% which prevents the City from providing essential services and improving livability of residents. City staff will lose their jobs. Programs that people rely on will no longer have money to be supported, such as city events, library hours, parks, roads, replacement of facilities, camps for kids, the museum, and even subsidized activities for seniors and disabled children.
The petitioners lied to people signing the petition and were not honest about the financial impacts for residents. The ballot is worded so poorly citizens are not informed and are in the dark about impacts. The savings of removing sales tax from the City would be limited, less than 20 a month. But the cut to the city would be over 10 million dollars a year.
Vote no! Keep Loveland a fully funded city