Voters agree with four of Longmont Area Chamber’s seven ballot positions

While the top of the ticket gained the most national attention in the Nov. 8, 2016 election, voters also spoke out on several positions that will impact Longmont and Colorado businesses immediately and in the future.

Before the election, the Longmont Area Chamber of Commerce board of directors took pro-business and pro-community stances on seven ballot issues.  Voters agreed with four of those.

Here’s the recap.

Amendment 69: State health care system (statewide results)
Chamber position: NO.   Voters agreed
Results: Yes: 464,527                      No: 1,823,289

Amendment 70: State minimum wage (statewide results)
Chamber position: NO.  Voters disagreed
Results: Yes: 1,269,440                 No: 1,066,748

Amendment 71: Constitutional amendment “Raise the Bar”
Chamber position: YES.   Voters agreed
Results: Yes: 1,289,908                 No: 977,435

Boulder County Issue 1A: Road and bridge mill levy
Chamber position: NO.   Voters agreed
Results: Yes: 70,517                         No: 81,243

Boulder County Issue 1B: Open space tax extension
Chamber position: NO.  Voters disagreed
Results: Yes: 93,421                        No: 58,512

Boulder County Issue 1C: Sustainability tax extension
Chamber position: NO.  Voters disagreed
Results:                Yes: 106,867                     No: 47,229

St. Vrain Valley School District Issue 3A: Capital improvement bond
Chamber position: YES.   Voters agreed
Results:                 Yes: 35,942                        No: 22,144                         Boulder County
                                Yes: 15,232                        No: 12,680                         Weld County
                                Yes: 208                               No: 236                                                Larimer County
                                Yes: 95                                 No: 45                                  Broomfield County
TOTAL:                 Yes: 51,477                        No: 35,105
Grassroots St. Vrain reported 59% in favor as of 11/10/16.

“We’re known as the Voice of Business in the Longmont area,” Chamber Chair Kyle Snyder said. “All our positions were vetted by the Chamber’s Public Policy Committee, then sent on to the full board for a vote.”

 The Longmont Area Chamber of Commerce is an independent non-profit association of more than 700 local businesses, organizations and individuals.


Sources:
http://www.timescall.com/top-stories/ci_30549084/boulder-county-election-results-2016-local-statewide-races
Plus, county election websites for the St. Vrain bond issue.