Local authorization of functions, services, and facilities
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(a)No service designated in section 32-7-111 shall be provided by a service authority unless such service, together with the maximum ad valorem tax mill levy (other than for debt purposes), if any, necessary to support each such service, has been submitted to and authorized by a majority of the eligible electors voting thereon in each county within the service authority.
(b)Any service submitted to the eligible electors for their approval or rejection may be designated in general terms without limitation on concurrent or contractual arrangements among the various local governments; but, if the service is to be provided on an exclusive basis, as provided in subsection (2) of this section, the proposition submitted to the eligible electors shall state that such service is to be provided on an exclusive basis. Any mill levy limitation submitted for authorization by the eligible electors shall be designated in specific terms, whether the services to be supported thereby are on a concurrent or exclusive basis.
(c)Any proposition initiated after formation of a service authority shall be submitted by resolution of the board, by resolution of a majority of the governing boards of counties and municipalities, or by a petition signed by eligible electors of the service authority in number not less than five percent of the votes cast in the service authority for all candidates for the office of governor at the last preceding general election.
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(a)At any general election following formation of a service authority, the board may submit a proposal to the eligible electors providing that any one or more services designated in section 32-7-111, including the types of services assumed pursuant to section 32-7-143, shall be provided exclusively by the service authority. The proposal may also be submitted at that time by resolution of a majority of the governing bodies of counties and municipalities or by petition signed by the eligible electors of the service authority in number not less than five percent of the votes cast in the service authority for all candidates for the office of governor at the last preceding general election.
(b)If a majority of the eligible electors voting at any general election approve the designation of one or more services as exclusive, the board shall be responsible and shall have final authority for the provision of the service within its boundaries. Counties, municipalities, and special districts organized pursuant to part 2 of article 20 of title 30, C.R.S., or article 1 or part 4 of article 4 of this title shall be prohibited from providing the services within the boundaries of the service authority. The designation shall not preclude a service authority from contracting with local governments or the state government for any service; nor shall the designation relieve local governments from the responsibility of providing the service for a period of two years or until the time that the board can provide for the orderly transfer of assets, liabilities, and obligations of the local governments to the service authority.
Section 32-7-112 — Local authorization of functions, services, and facilities,
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