Street Fund Sales and Use Tax

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Street Fund Tax History

The Street Fund tax was initially approved by voters in 1986. Voters renewed the tax for additional five-year increments in the following elections: 1990, 1994, 2000, 2005 and 2009. In 2014, voters approved a 10-year renewal of the tax set to expire on Dec. 31,  2016, thus making it effective through Dec. 31, 2026.

Use of Street Fund Tax Dollars

This tax funds a variety of City transportation services, programs, and improvements. 

Dollars generated from the Street Fund tax are routinely used by the City to meet local match requirements when applying for grants from outside agencies like Boulder County, Colorado Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration and Federal Emergency Management Agency. Such collaborative funding enables the City to maximize limited, local investment to complete large projects.

The Big Picture

  • Street Maintenance and Repair
    • surface treatments including pothole patching and crack sealing
    • snow and ice removal and street sweeping
    • curb and sidewalk concrete repairs
    • road rehabilitation and reconstruction
  • Transportation System Safety and Efficiency
    • replacement of inadequate and aging bridges– including those that do not pass 100-year flood flows
    • intersection improvements to address congestion and delay
    • construction of bicycle and pedestrian improvements including underpasses and sidewalk connections
    • maintenance of traffic engineering devices like street signs, signals and pavement markings, as well as installation of new traffic signals



Spotlight : Recent Improvement Projects

Martin Street extension from 1st Avenue south to Ken Pratt Boulevard  2010
3rd Avenue Bridge deck rehabilitation  2012
S Pratt Parkway and Left Hand Creek pedestrian underpass  2013
County Line Road and State Highway 66 intersection improvements  2014
Sidewalk installations along east Highway 119 from 3rd Avenue to Sandstone Ranch  2014
Focus on South Main project to improve the Ken Pratt/Main intersection, replace the Main Street Bridge, and repave Main Street from Ken Pratt Boulevard to 3rd Avenue  2014-2015


What Does This Cost Residents?

The Street Fund Sales and Use tax is 3/4 of a cent, or less than one cent on a one dollar purchase. Below, view a comparison of municipal sales and use tax rates around the northern Front Range. Data collected in 2014.

municipal sales and use tax rate comparison  

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