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Posted on: August 27, 2019

Measure 1A

Board of County Commissioners

The Arapahoe County Board of County Commissioners unanimously voted to refer Issue 1A, Public Safety Ballot Measure, to the November 2019 ballot on August 27, 2019. Read the approved resolution online here.

What would the funds be used for?

Funding would be used to construct a new jail and expand programming for mental health, substance abuse, education, on-the-job, and life skills training. Specifically:

Construction, operations & maintenance of a new jail, including:

  • Booking and Release Center
  • New medical and behavioral units for severe cases
  • New medical outpatient facility
  • 1,612 jail beds
  • 3 new housing pods
  • 11 multipurpose classrooms
  • 11 professional visitation rooms

Expanded programming includes:

  • Substance abuse programs, such as drug abuse and addiction classes, counseling programs
  • Jail-based behavioral services, including individual and group therapy
  • Mental health programs, such as individual treatment plans, crisis intervention services, group therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Religious and spiritual services, including professional clergy visits
  • Education and life skill classes, such as pre-release and re-integration programs, parenting classes, career classes, financial classes, empathy classes
  • GED classes, continuing education classes, computer skills classes, college readiness workshops
  • Health education classes, such as chronic care, men’s health, women’s health, healthy eating, wellness programs
  • Domestic violence education programs, including victim assistance, anger management, and healthy relationships
  • Veteran-specific services and housing, including regular meetings with Veteran Affairs representatives
  • Re-Entry programs, including 24/7 staffing and community resource connections
  • Alternative sentencing, such as work release, home monitoring, and diversion

What would this cost?

The proposal seeks a property tax increase of 3.4 mills beginning in year 2020, of which 1.1 mills would sunset in 2052 after completion of capital construction debt payments. The remaining mill levy would continue to fund ongoing operations and maintenance expenditures.

The Board also would establish a citizen advisory committee to review and monitor expenditures associated with this measure should voters approve.

This referred measure is a result of years of work by the county and the Long Range Planning Committee, a citizen-based advisory committee. Read the full resolution and ballot language online on our County Ordinances page.

 to the November 2019 ballot on August XX, 2019. Read the approved resolution online <link to document><br><br><strong>What would funds be used for?</strong><br>Funding would be used to construct a new jail and expand programming for mental health, substance abuse, education, on-the-job, and life skills training. Specifically:<br>Construction, operations & maintenance of a new jail, including:<br><br>• Booking and Release Center<br>• New medical and behavioral units for severe cases<br>• New medical outpatient facility<br>• 1,612 jail beds<br>• 3 new housing pods<br>• 11 multipurpose classrooms<br>• 11 professional visitation rooms<br><strong><br>Expanded programming includes:</strong><br>• Substance abuse programs, such as drug abuse and addiction classes, counseling programs<br>• Jail-based behavioral services, including individual and group therapy<br>• Mental health programs, such as individual treatment plans, crisis intervention services, group therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy<br>• Religious and spiritual services, including professional clergy visits<br>• Education and life skill classes, such as pre-release and re-integration programs, parenting classes, career classes, financial classes, empathy classes<br>• GED classes, continuing education classes, computer skills classes, college readiness workshops<br>• Health education classes, such as chronic care, men’s health, women’s health, healthy eating, wellness programs<br>• Domestic violence education programs, including victim assistance, anger management, and healthy relationships<br>• Veteran-specific services and housing, including regular meetings with Veteran Affairs representatives<br>• Re-Entry programs, including 24/7 staffing and community resource connections<br>• Alternative sentencing, such as work release, home monitoring, and diversion<br><br><strong>What would this cost?</strong><br>The proposal seeks a property tax increase of 3.4 mills beginning in year 2020, of which 1.1 mills would sunset in 2052 after completion of capital construction debt payments. The remaining mill levy would continue to fund ongoing operations and maintenance expenditures.<br><br>The Board also would establish a citizen advisory committee to review and monitor expenditures associated with this measure should voters approve.<br>This referred measure is a result of years of work by the county and a <a href="/2050/Long-Range-Planning-Committee"><strong>citizen advisory committee</strong></a>. Read the full resolution and ballot language online < link to document>.<br><title> to the November 2019 ballot on August XX, 2019. Read the approved resolution online <link to document></p><p><strong>What would funds be used for?</strong></p><p>Funding would be used to construct a new jail and expand programming for mental health, substance abuse, education, on-the-job, and life skills training. Specifically:</p><p>Construction, operations & maintenance of a new jail, including:</p><ul><li><p>Booking and Release Center</p></li><li><p>New medical and behavioral units for severe cases</p></li><li><p>New medical outpatient facility</p></li><li><p>1,612 jail beds</p></li><li><p>3 new housing pods</p></li><li><p>11 multipurpose classrooms</p></li><li><p>11 professional visitation rooms</p></li></ul><p><strong>Expanded programming includes:</strong></p><ul><li><p>Substance abuse programs, such as drug abuse and addiction classes, counseling programs</p></li><li><p>Jail-based behavioral services, including individual and group therapy</p></li><li><p>Mental health programs, such as individual treatment plans, crisis intervention services, group therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy</p></li><li><p>Religious and spiritual services, including professional clergy visits</p></li><li><p>Education and life skill classes, such as pre-release and re-integration programs, parenting classes, career classes, financial classes, empathy classes</p></li><li><p>GED classes, continuing education classes, computer skills classes, college readiness workshops</p></li><li><p>Health education classes, such as chronic care, men’s health, women’s health, healthy eating, wellness programs</p></li><li><p>Domestic violence education programs, including victim assistance, anger management, and healthy relationships</p></li><li><p>Veteran-specific services and housing, including regular meetings with Veteran Affairs representatives</p></li><li><p>Re-Entry programs, including 24/7 staffing and community resource connections</p></li><li><p>Alternative sentencing, such as work release, home monitoring, and diversion</p></li></ul><p><strong>What would this cost?</strong></p><p>The proposal seeks a property tax increase of 3.4 mills beginning in year 2020, of which 1.1 mills would sunset in 2052 after completion of capital construction debt payments. The remaining mill levy would continue to fund ongoing operations and maintenance expenditures.</p><p>The Board also would establish a citizen advisory committee to review and monitor expenditures associated with this measure should voters approve.</p><p>This referred measure is a result of years of work by the county and a <a href="https://www.arapahoegov.com/2050/Long-Range-Planning-Committee">citizen advisory committee</a> <link to LRPC>. Read the full resolution and ballot language online < link to document>.</p><p><title> to the November 2019 ballot on August XX, 2019. Read the approved resolution online <link to document></p><p><strong>What would funds be used for?</strong></p><p>Funding would be used to construct a new jail and expand programming for mental health, substance abuse, education, on-the-job, and life skills training. Specifically:</p><p>Construction, operations & maintenance of a new jail, including:</p><ul><li><p>Booking and Release Center</p></li><li><p>New medical and behavioral units for severe cases</p></li><li><p>New medical outpatient facility</p></li><li><p>1,612 jail beds</p></li><li><p>3 new housing pods</p></li><li><p>11 multipurpose classrooms</p></li><li><p>11 professional visitation rooms</p></li></ul><p><strong>Expanded programming includes:</strong></p><ul><li><p>Substance abuse programs, such as drug abuse and addiction classes, counseling programs</p></li><li><p>Jail-based behavioral services, including individual and group therapy</p></li><li><p>Mental health programs, such as individual treatment plans, crisis intervention services, group therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy</p></li><li><p>Religious and spiritual services, including professional clergy visits</p></li><li><p>Education and life skill classes, such as pre-release and re-integration programs, parenting classes, career classes, financial classes, empathy classes</p></li><li><p>GED classes, continuing education classes, computer skills classes, college readiness workshops</p></li><li><p>Health education classes, such as chronic care, men’s health, women’s health, healthy eating, wellness programs</p></li><li><p>Domestic violence education programs, including victim assistance, anger management, and healthy relationships</p></li><li><p>Veteran-specific services and housing, including regular meetings with Veteran Affairs representatives</p></li><li><p>Re-Entry programs, including 24/7 staffing and community resource connections</p></li><li><p>Alternative sentencing, such as work release, home monitoring, and diversion</p></li></ul><p><strong>What would this cost?</strong></p><p>The proposal seeks a property tax increase of 3.4 mills beginning in year 2020, of which 1.1 mills would sunset in 2052 after completion of capital construction debt payments. The remaining mill levy would continue to fund ongoing operations and maintenance expenditures.</p><p>The Board also would establish a citizen advisory committee to review and monitor expenditures associated with this measure should voters approve.</p><p>This referred measure is a result of years of work by the county and a <a href="https://www.arapahoegov.com/2050/Long-Range-Planning-Committee">citizen advisory committee </a><link to LRPC>. Read the full resolution and ballot language online < link to document>.</p><p>https://www.arapahoegov.com/2050/Long-Range-Planning-Committee</p>

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