Joint MACH Committee and City Council Ballot Language was approved by Council on Tuesday August 27, 2019
Vote YES on 2D this November!
“Democracy is an amazing and imperfect system. Inspiring our residents and representing our constituents is not an easy task. I want to congratulate the City of Manitou Springs for its work on the Manitou Springs Arts, Culture, and Heritage (MACH) ballot measure. Supporting our activated citizens is a part of the important work that we do.”
Colorado State Senator Pete Lee
Colorado State Senator Pete Lee
“A proven method for vibrancy nationwide, cultural tax initiatives are a bold and transformative commitment made by communities to support their local arts, cultural and scientific assets. A vibrant cultural scene creates jobs, generates economic activity and builds a better quality of life. Colorado Creative Industries encourages Creative Districts to pursue sustainable funding opportunities similar to the MACH initiative. MACH is a great opportunity for the residents of Manitou Springs that will ensure equitable access to arts and culture for present and future generations.”
Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade
“Not only do we strongly endorse this proposal, we also hope Colorado Springs someday will enact a similar initiative. Vote Yes on 2D!.”
Colorado Springs Independent
"I have been critical of a couple of recent (unsuccessful) tax measures I felt were unnecessary. But there is no alternative to local arts and history - you don’t get it anywhere else. Let’s dedicate meaningful resources to support our local arts, culture, and heritage. Let’s support MACH. "
"Please Vote Yes on 2D for the Historic Andrew Carnegie Library, the Manitou Art Center, the Manitou Springs Heritage Center, the Miramont Castle Museum, and Hiawatha Gardens, and a competitive art, culture and heritage grant program. 0.3% for MACH!"
"Ben and I value our surroundings almost as much as we value the people who give them life. I didn’t notice the extra one cent I paid then on my lattes from Good Karma and don’t mind the extra 3 cents I would pay for gifts from the Ten Spot now. To help sustain the authenticity and historical greatness of this enchanting town that so many of us dearly love, it is worth it. Please vote YES ON 2D!"
Sallie Knox Hall
"Wisdom. Heart. Soul. ALREADY PAID FOR. This is a no-brainer, friends. Vote yes on 2D!"
"Vote yes! The Manitou Art Center is a gem we can all benefit from. Keep the arts alive in our awesome town!"
"This is how we build our strength. We leverage today for our future. Courage to see, strength to do, faith to believe."
"This is an exciting and historic time in Manitou. To be able to preserve, expand and create long-term sustainability for the organizations that significantly contribute to keeping Manitou Manitou, is a great opportunity for all those who love Manitou Springs. "
"A portion of the revenue stream will strengthen our city’s image, appeal, the tourism industry, sense of community, and overall local economy for generations to come. I strongly encourage you to place this proposal on the November ballot for consideration by local voters, to take effect on Jan. 1, 2020."
"I am writing to express my support for a ballot measure to implement a sales tax in Manitou Springs that will benefit our amazing arts community. In 25 years of service to various non-profits I feel the need for this funding is a natural fit. The Manitou Art Center, Manitou Springs Heritage Center, and Miramont Castle have been there for our community. We need to be there for these deserving organizations now to ensure their longevity.
Please join me in supporting this proposed Ballot Measure."