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Nov 4, 2009 11:26 PM by Abby Lane

Debate about 300 continues

The ballots have been cast and counted but there are still questions about a key measure in Colorado Springs. Debate continues about ballot issue 300, which votes past Tuesday night and ends enterprise payments to the city

At a press conference Wednesday, anti-tax activist Douglas Bruce who sponsored the measure said he hopes the city admits defeat.  He held up signs and fliers that he said made it clear the measure's intent was to end the Stormwater Enterprise fee. 

"This is just a gigantic bluff on the part of the city council and they need to be called on it," said Bruce. "They want to see if they can get away having lost the election with simply disregarding the results of the election and violating the clearly expressed will of the voters."

"There's a question on whether or not the language the way it was spelled out on 300 would really apply to the Stormwater enterprise," said Mayor Lionel Rivera.

But others on council disagree. Councilman Darryl Glenn says he plans to adopt a resolution to repeal the Stormwater enterprise fee at their meeting on Monday.

As for your Stormwater bills, it might be a good idea to see what happens on Monday.  But the mayor says even if the city decides measure 300 applies to the Stormwater Enterprise, bills would be phased out over time -- not immediately - and still have to be paid.

 

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