Posted: Sep 21, 2009 6:35 PM by Abby Lane
Updated: Sep 21, 2009 6:35 PM
Anti-tax activist Douglas Bruce's trespassing case was dismissed by a judge today. Bruce and another man were ticketed on Aug 15. for trespassing in a Costco parking lot for refusing to leave while petitioning for signatures for a city ballot proposal.
The officer wrote the wrong date on the ticket so the judge dismissed the case. A new court date has been set for Oct. 14, a time when voters are considering Bruce's ballot measure. "I wanted my trial on the date it was set, which was Oct. 9 because the ballots are mailed on the 13th," he said.
Ballot measure 300 would phase out enterprise payments to the city, including money from Colorado Springs Utilities and the stormwater enterprise.
A city spokesperson says they also would have liked the case ended, but they want it done right.