Consideration of a resolution stating opposition to Colorado Proposition 113 and a COVID-19 Small Business Assistance Grant Program discussion top Town Council’s Oct. 6 meeting agenda
Consideration of a resolution stating opposition to Colorado Proposition 113 and the adoption of the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact and a discussion regarding a second round of grants as part of the COVID-19 Small Business Assistance Grant Program are both topics on Town Council’s Oct. 6 meeting agenda. View the full agenda online.
Here is a closer look at those topics:
- Resolution stating opposition to Colorado Proposition 113 – Town Council will consider a resolution that would state the Town’s opposition to Colorado Proposition 113 and the adoption of the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact.
Voters will be asked to decide on Proposition 113 in the November election. If passed, the bill would enter Colorado into an agreement among states to elect the President of the United States by a national popular vote. If the bill is voted down, Colorado would maintain its current system of awarding its nine electoral votes to the presidential candidate who is the winner of the Colorado popular vote.
The resolution would formally declare the Town’s opposition to the proposition and interstate agreement.
- Discussion/direction regarding additional COVID-19 Small Business Support Grant Program – In September, Town Council authorized staff to provide a second round of grants to support local small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Grants will be provided to eligible businesses that can provide documentation of business interruptions – including revenue losses of at least $5,000 – between May 1 and Aug. 31, 2020, when compared to the same period in 2019.
Fifty-four applications were submitted online. A team of staff members and community partners reviewed the applications against the approved criteria and is recommending that Town Council award 36 of the businesses each a $5,000 grant. Town funding of the grant program is anticipated to be reimbursed under the federal CARES Act.
Also on the agenda, Council will review a draft inventory of vacant/pending entitled property in Town. This review process could help identify issues that should have a Town policy response to help ensure the best possible outcomes as the community continues to build out. Also, Council will also review a draft Metro District Model Service Plan, which would set property tax, debt and other limitations on future metro districts – which fund public improvements in a particular area. Additional discussion and approval of the plan is anticipated later.