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Colorado Springs city election on April 4th

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Voters in Colorado Springs have the opportunity to cast their ballot on six city council seats and three ballot issues in the coming weeks. The all mail-in ballot for this election will reach registered voters mailboxes between March 10th and March 20th. The election results will be tallied on April 4th.

Register to vote online at GoVoteColorado.com. Residents can register to vote up to and on the day of the election.

Ballot drop-off location information - click here

The deadline for requesting an absentee ballot is 5 p.m. on March 28th.

If you have any questions about the election, contact the Colorado Springs City Clerk's Office at 719-385-5901 or election@springs.gov.

Colorado Springs City Council district maps available here - coloradosprings.gov


The candidates for Colorado Springs City Council are:

District 1 

  • Don Knight (incumbent)
  • Greg Basham

District 2 

  • David Geislinger

District 3 

  • Richard Skorman
  • Chuck Fowler

District 4 

  • Helen Collins (incumbent)
  • Yolando L. Avila
  • Deborah L. Hendrix

District 5 

  • Jill Gaebler (incumbent)
  • Lynette Crow-Iverson

District 6 

  • Andres G. Pico (incumbent)
  • Melanie Bernhardt
  • Robert M. Burns
  • Janak Joshi

There are three issues on the ballot, listed with the full ballot language and links to the ordinances establishing the ballot issue:

Issue 1: Referred to the ballot by City Council on January 24, 2017, by Ordinance 16-125

SHALL ARTICLE VI, SECTION 6-80 OF THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF COLORADO SPRINGS BE AMENDED TO PROVIDE THAT CITY COUNCIL CANNOT SELL ALL OR ANY SUBSTANTIAL PART OF THE CITY'S WATER SYSTEM, WASTEWATER SYSTEM, ELECTRIC LIGHT AND POWER SYSTEM, GAS SYSTEM OR OTHER UTILITY OWNED BY THE CITY WITHOUT APPROVAL BY AT LEAST SIXTY PERCENT (60%) OF THE ELECTORS OF THE CITY VOTING UPON SUCH QUESTION, RATHER THAN A SIMPLE MAJORITY OF THE ELECTORS (OVER 50%) AS REQUIRED BY THE CURRENT CHARTER?


Issue 2: Referred to the ballot by City Council on January 24, 2017, by Resolution 7-17

WITHOUT INCREASING TAXES, SHALL THE CITY OF COLORADO SPRINGS  BE PERMITTED TO RETAIN AND SPEND UP TO $6,000,000, THE ESTIMATED 2016 FISCAL YEAR REVENUE ABOVE THE 2016 FISCAL YEAR REVENUE AND SPENDING LIMITATIONS, AND A LIKE AMOUNT OF ANY EXCESS REVENUE IN FISCAL YEAR 2017, SOLELY FOR STORMWATER PROJECTS LOCATED WITHIN THE CITY OF COLORADO SPRINGS,  ALL AS REQUIRED OF THE CITY UNDER LAW, PERMIT OR CONTRACT, AS A VOTER APPROVED REVENUE CHANGE AND EXCEPTION TO ANY CONSTITUTIONAL OR CHARTER LIMITATIONS THAT MAY OTHERWISE APPLY, WITH EXCESS REVENUE IN FISCAL YEARS 2016 AND 2017 BEYOND THIS $6,000,000 REVENUE CHANGE TO BE REFUNDED TO TAXPAYERS IN SUCH MANNER AS COUNCIL SHALL DETERMINE?

What does this mean for city projects and your household? - Ballot issue 2: How to spend $6 million surplus


Issue 3: Referred to the ballot by City Council on January 10, 2017, by Resolution 4-17

WITHOUT INCREASING TAXES, SHALL THE CITY OF COLORADO SPRINGS HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO PROVIDE, OR TO FACILITATE OR PARTNER OR COORDINATE WITH SERVICE PROVIDERS FOR THE PROVISION OF, "ADVANCED (HIGH-SPEED INTERNET) SERVICE," "CABLE TELEVISION SERVICE," AND "TELECOMMUNICATION SERVICE," EITHER DIRECTLY, INDIRECTLY, OR BY CONTRACT, TO RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL, NONPROFIT, GOVERNMENT OR OTHER SUBSCRIBERS AND TO ACQUIRE, OPERATE AND MAINTAIN ANY FACILITY FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING SUCH SERVICES, RESTORING LOCAL AUTHORITY AND FLEXIBILITY THAT WAS TAKEN AWAY BY TITLE 29, ARTICLE 27, PART 1 OF THE COLORADO REVISED STATUTES?
 

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