2021 Colorado Code
Title 31 - Government - Municipal
Article 25 - Public Improvements
Part 8 - Downtown Development Authorities
§ 31-25-804. Organizational Procedure - Election

Universal Citation: CO Code § 31-25-804 (2021)
  1. When the governing body of a municipality determines it is necessary to establish a downtown development authority for the public health, safety, prosperity, security, and welfare and to carry out the purposes of an authority as stated in section 31-25-801, it shall by ordinance submit, at the next regular election or at a special election called for that purpose, the question of the establishment of a downtown development authority. In the ordinance submitting said question, the governing body shall state the boundaries of the downtown development district within which the authority shall exercise its powers and may provide for submission to the voters of any local government matters arising under section 20 of article X of the state constitution, as defined in section 1-41-103 (4), C.R.S. If any such matters are to be submitted to the voters, the election shall be conducted at the time and in the manner required by section 20 of article X of the state constitution. If a majority of the qualified electors voting at the election vote for the establishment of a downtown development authority, the authority shall be established pursuant to the provisions of this part 8.
  2. Any ordinance creating a downtown development authority shall provide that any ordinance or resolution by which bonds are issued pursuant to this part 8 shall specify the maximum net effective interest rate of such bonds.

History. Source: L. 76: Entire part added, p. 702, § 1, effective April 26. L. 77: Entire section amended, p. 1473, § 3, effective June 19. L. 81: (1) amended, p. 1518, § 4, effective July 1. L. 94: (1) amended, p. 1193, § 96, effective July 1.


Law reviews. For article, “Economic Development Incentives for Colorado Municipalities”, see 19 Colo. Law. 239 (1990).

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