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Ballot issue 1: Sale, Conveyance or Leasing of Utilities

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Voters in Colorado Springs will have the option to approve or decline an amendment to the city charter concerning the currently city-owned utilities. 

Exact ballot language:

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?


Ballots will reach registered voters' mailboxes between March 10th and March 20th. The deadline for all ballots to be dropped off or mailed-in is April 4th. 

Keep up with the ballot issues and city council candidates with our Election Watch section

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