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The Benefits of Ballot Issue 4C

The Benefits of Ballot Issue 4C

Nov 05 2014

South Suburban is celebrating; although District residents are the real winners. With the passage of Ballot Issue 4C, South Suburban Park and Recreation District can move forward with its plans to improve recreation facilities, parks and playgrounds, replace inefficient irrigation systems, protect and enhance trails, including the High Line Canal Trail and the Mary Carter Greenway, and install energy-saving mechanical equipment in facilities, including using solar power.

On Tues., Nov. 4, 53 percent of District voters approved a two-mill, ten year, property tax increase for South Suburban.  "We are very pleased with the results of the election and we thank the voters of the district for their continuing support of South Suburban," said John Ostermiller, South Suburban Board Chair.

David Lorenz, Executive Director, South Suburban Park and Recreation District, echoed Ostermiller’s sentiments, “I want to thank our residents for their continued support and for their recognition of the importance of parks and recreation in their community.”

The additional funds will be used for general operating expenses and to maintain everything the District provides to the community and residents active lifestyles.

For 55 years, South Suburban has managed and maintained a comprehensive system of parks, trails, open space, and recreation facilities and programs. South Suburban currently serves nearly 140,000 residents in Littleton, Sheridan, Bow Mar, Columbine Valley, Centennial and Lone Tree west of I-25, and unincorporated portions of Douglas County, Jefferson County and Arapahoe County.