Limits Vendor Contributions to Rail Election
Copy of Board Resolution Attached
Denver's Regional Transportation District (RTD) has passed a resolution barring contributors of more than $100 to the November "Guide the Ride" referendum from RTD contracts until 2015.
If voters pass the referendum, the RTD sales tax will be increased, with proceeds used as follows through 2015:
A copy of the board resolution follows.
WHEREAS, The Regional Transportation District has referred to the November 1997 ballot the
"Guide the Ride" plan call for an increase of 66.6% in the RTD sales tax rate.
AND WHEREAS, the Directors of the Regional Transportation District are committed to open
and honest elections, free from the influence of special interest and financially concerned forces.
LET IT BE RESOLVED, that in the even the "Guide the Ride" sales tax referendum wins
passage, the district will not enter into any financial or contractual relationship, until the year 2015
with any individual or entity who donates more than $100.00 after August 1, 1997, in a
contribution or a contribution in kind as defined by Colorado Statute 1-45-103, directly or
indirectly, to any campaign whose purpose was to effect the outcome of the referendum. Any
contracts with such individuals or entities in place before the election shall remain in place.
However, no further contracts will be entered into with such individuals or entities.
LET IT FURTHER BE RESOLVED, that in the event of passage of the "Guide the Ride"
referendum, staff is directed to compile a list of donors to such campaigns, as reported to the
Secretary of State's office, and supply that list to the board, media, and staff., in order that they
may use it in evaluating bidders.
LET IT FURTHER BE RESOLVED, that staff will inform all merchants on its list of
perspective bidders on this resolution, by whatever means deemed most efficient most efficient
and speedy. Notice of this resolution shall be published in whatever trade and new publications
Passed and adopted by the Board of Directors of the Regional Transportation District on this 19th
day of August 1997.