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Virtual Series IV

Why Should I Care About Gallagher?

While the Gallagher Amendment was intended to address specific challenges at a specific time when it was proposed and passed in 1982, changes in real estate market conditions over time and the voters’ adoption of subsequent constitutional amendments which retroactively affect the Gallagher Amendment have created unforeseen and unintended consequences that are causing significant challenges for Colorado today.

September 16, 2020 | 10 a.m.

The continual decline, or as some refer to it as the “ratcheting down effect,” of the Residential Assessment Rate has adversely impacted our communities in many ways. From disproportionately impacting our poorest communities with depressed property values, to rural areas with low rates of growth in residential property values, to the declining ability for local school districts to adequately fund K-12 education – shifting the burden from local school districts to the State. This decline often leads to local taxing authorities needing to increase their mill levy to offset the decline. This opportunity may be limited in areas of the tate struggling with depressed property values or with little Non-residential property value, such as rural areas. In this session, attendees will learn about the complexities of the Gallagher Admendment, what it means for the future of their communities post-COVID, and what the Repeal Measure is on November’s ballot.

SESSION LINEUP:
Moderator: 
Reeves Brown, Project Coordinator, Building a Better Colorado
Panelists: 
  –  Carol Hedges, Executive Director, Colorado Fiscal Institute
  –  Chief Tj Steck, Fire Chief, Elizabeth Fire Protection District
  –  Leslie Colwell, Vice President – K-12 Education Initiatives, Colorado Children’s Campaign

Who should attend? This is a FREE virtual event and we invite our rural and urban, public and private-sector, for profit and not-for-profit, individual communities, counties and regional organizations, local and state government, chambers of commerce, universities, and private industry stakeholders to attend.

Downtown Colorado Inc. (DCI) and the Economic Development Council of Colorado (EDCC) have teamed up once again to establish and present educational content to build awareness and informed action on the Gallagher Amendment in advance of the November election as the Colorado Gallagher Amendment Repeal and Property Tax Assessment Rates Measure has made it to November’s ballot.

Join us in promoting a series of presentations and dialogue to educate, build awareness, and spur informed action by Colorado citizens this November.

MEETING DATES, TIMES, & REGISTRATION LINKS:

SEPTEMBER 2 | 3:30PM
Overview of the Gallagher Amendment to the Colorado Constitution with Reeves Brown

Join us as Reeves Brown, Project Coordinator, Building a Better Colorado, presents a high level overview of the Gallagher Amendment and will facilitate a Q&A session with attendees.

SEPTEMBER 9 | 8:30AM
How has the Gallagher Amendment affected Rural Colorado?

Join us for a panel discussion with Dee Wiser, Butler Snow, Reeves Brown, Building a Better Colorado, Sen. Chris Hansen, Sen. Jack Tate, Sen. Matt Soper, moderated by Sarah Mercer, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, who will discuss the unintended consequences of the statewide amendment which has adversely impacted Colorado’s rural communities.

SEPTEMBER 16 | 10:00AM
EDCC’s Virtual Series: Why Should I Care About Gallagher?

While the Gallagher Amendment was intended to address specific challenges, at a specific time when it was proposed and passed in 1982, changes in real estate market conditions over time and the voters’ adoption of subsequent constitutional amendments which retroactively affect the Gallagher Amendment, have created unforeseen and unintended consequences that are causing significant challenges for Colorado today. Join us for a conversation with some of Colorado’s top fiscal policy experts who will address these challenges and possible ways to amend them.

SEPTEMBER 22 | 4:00PM
Future of Taxes + Fiscal Health, Part of DCI’s Big Talks Series with Speaker Joe Minicozzi

Take a deep dive into city economics, community growth, and urban design as Joe demonstrates how communities can utilize local data and simple math to gain a powerful understanding of their fiscal health, and plan for a healthy economic future.

SEPTEMBER 30 | 8:30AM
How has the Gallagher Amendment affected Colorado’s Metro Areas?

Join us for a panel discussion with Dee Wiser, Butler Snow; Reeves Brown, Building a Better Colorado; Senators Chris Hansen and Jack Tate; and Representatives Matt Soper and Daneya Esgar; moderated by Sarah Mercer, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, who will discuss the unintended consequences of the statewide amendment which has adversely impacted Colorado’s metro areas across the state.

Find all the information for this event below!

We will highlight the outcomes from the event. The outcomes from these events may become future work programs that will help Colorado push through the economic recovery.

EDCC’s Virtual Series IV: Why Should I Care About Gallagher?

GALLAGHER EDUCATION MONTH RECORDINGS

Sept. 2 – WEBINAR: Overview of the Gallagher Amendment with Reeves Brown

Sept. 9 – WEBINAR (Coming Soon): How has the Gallagher Amendment Affected Rural Colorado?

Sept. 16 – WEBINAR (Coming Soon): EDCC’s Virtual Series: Why Should I Care About Gallagher?

Sept. 22 – WEBINAR (Coming Soon): DCI’s Big Talks Series: Future of Taxes + Fiscal Health

Sept. 30 – WEBINAR (Coming Soon): How has Gallagher Amendment Affected Metro Areas?

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Consider sponsoring EDCC’s Drive|Lead|Succeed Virtual Series. The support that you provide will help EDCC continue to support our professionals who serve on the front lines of the largest economic recovery the world has ever seen.

By sponsoring your organization will gain:

  • An opportunity to build and reinforce strategic relationships that will be critical in our economic recovery.
  • Gain key insights and knowledge on Colorado’s industry clusters, learn where opportunities lie, and how we can activate the programs and resources needed to support them.
  • Access to a broad network of economic development partners from local, state, non-profit organizations, and the private sector who are the first responders to Colorado’s economic recovery.
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