November 4, 2020
Dear District Residents and Foothills Patrons,
We are pleased to announce that the 1.534 mill levy continuation was approved by District resident voters. The unofficial vote count resulted in 47,371 in favor, 13,763 opposed, which is an approval of over 77%!
The continuation of this mill levy will not raise your taxes; it extends an existing tax originally used to retire debt from a General Obligation Bond which will expire at the end of 2020. Moving forward with this continuation, we are energized to serve our community and focus on improvements needed throughout the District’s extensive parks and trails system and recreational facilities.
The District will continue down the path of fiscal responsibility we have been committed to over the years, working efficiently and being good stewards of taxpayer dollars. The continued funding will be used to address important capital improvements to parks, trails and facilities as outlined in the District’s Vision 2030 Master Plan, and operational priorities including:
- Maintaining, conserving and improving parks, open spaces, and natural areas throughout the District;
- Improving, connecting and extending recreational trails for walkers, hikers, and bikers;
- Providing and improving existing active recreation opportunities, programs and facilities for all residents including seniors, families and children;
- Enhancing water conservation and energy efficiency by replacing or improving aging systems.
Despite the pandemic, we will begin in 2021 with some identified projects from the Master Plan. Through the use of public input meetings, we look forward to working with residents and patrons of our great District to improve your recreation, parks and golf amenities. Stay tuned for project notices on Nextdoor.com and Foothills District e-newsletters or visit www.ifoothills.org/projects/ for information about capital projects throughout the District.
I know I speak for our Board of Directors and all of our excellent, dedicated staff members that we are excited to be able to positively work toward these continued improvements. We truly appreciate that the community believes in the cause of the District, and I pledge to you that we will work hard to effectively utilize the continued funding to make our Foothills community the best it can be for everyone.