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November 3, 2020 Special Municipal Election

The Colorado Springs City Council referred questions to be placed on the upcoming November Coordinated Election. 

What City Questions will be on the ballot?

The following Questions will be on the November 3, 2020 Ballot:

2A: TABOR Revenue Retention and Revenue & Spending Limitations

WITHOUT IMPOSING ANY NEW TAX OR INCREASING THE RATE OF ANY EXISTING TAX, AND TO PROVIDE ADEQUATE MUNICIPAL SERVICES  AFTER THE ECONOMIC DISRUPTION CAUSED BY THE COVID-19  PANDEMIC, SHALL THE CITY OF COLORADO SPRINGS BE PERMITTED: TO RETAIN AND SPEND UP TO $1,900,000,  THE AMOUNT OF CITY REVENUES RECEIVED IN FISCAL YEAR 2019  ABOVE THE 2019 FISCAL YEAR REVENUE AND SPENDING LIMITATIONS, SOLELY FOR PUBLIC SAFETY; FOR FISCAL YEAR 2020, TO COLLECT, RETAIN AND SPEND THE FULL AMOUNT OF CITY REVENUES RECEIVED FROM ALL SOURCES;  AND FOR FISCAL YEAR 2021 AND THEREAFTER, TO COLLECT, RETAIN AND SPEND THE AMOUNT ALLOWED BY REVENUE AND SPENDING LIMITATIONS WHICH SHALL BE BASED UPON THE TOTAL ANNUAL REVENUES RECEIVED IN FISCAL YEAR 2019 AND PROPERTY TAX REVENUES RECEIVED IN 2020, ADJUSTED IN EACH FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING IN 2021 AND THEREAFTER ONLY FOR INFLATION AND CITY GROWTH OCCURRING IN THE PRIOR FISCAL YEAR AS PROVIDED BY CHARTER WHICH CONTINUES TO LIMIT FUTURE REVENUE GROWTH; ALL AS VOTER APPROVED REVENUE CHANGES AND EXCEPTIONS TO ANY CONSTITUTIONAL OR CHARTER LIMITATIONS THAT MAY OTHERWISE APPLY?

_____     Yes

_____     No

2B: Parkland Conveyances By Election of the Voters

SHALL THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF COLORADO SPRINGS BE AMENDED TO ADD SECTION 11-80 THERETO, REQUIRING THAT SPECIFIED CONVEYANCES OF CITY-OWNED PARKLAND ONLY BE PERMITTED UPON A REFERRAL BY A SUPER-MAJORITY OF NOT LESS THAN SEVEN (7) MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL TO A VOTE OF A MAJORITY OF VOTES CAST AT A GENERAL OR SPECIAL ELECTION OF THE QUALIFIED ELECTORS OF THE CITY, AND PROVIDING EXCEPTIONS TO THE ELECTION REQUIREMENT ONLY FOR CONVEYANCES WHICH ARE JUDICIALLY ORDERED, RESULT FROM EMINENT DOMAIN, TITLE DISPUTES OR REGULATORY ACTIONS, CONSIST OF LEASES, TEMPORARY PERMITS, EASEMENTS OR CONSERVATION EASEMENTS, AND DE MINIMIS CONVEYANCES; PROVIDED THAT, IF THIS CHARTER AMENDMENT AND ANOTHER CHARTER AMENDMENT WHICH SUBSTANTIALLY PERTAINS TO CONVEYANCES OF CITY-OWNED PARKLAND ARE BOTH APPROVED BY VOTERS AT THIS ELECTION, ONLY THE MEASURE RECEIVING THE MOST AFFIRMATIVE VOTES SHALL BECOME EFFECTIVE?

_____     Yes

_____     No

2C: Parkland Conveyances By Super-Majority of City Council

SHALL ARTICLE III, SECTION 3-70 OF THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF COLORADO SPRINGS BE AMENDED TO REQUIRE THAT SPECIFIED CONVEYANCES OF CITY-OWNED PARKLAND ONLY BE PERMITTED UPON THE APPROVAL OF NOT LESS THAN A SUPER-MAJORITY OF SEVEN (7) MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL, AND PROVIDING EXCEPTIONS TO THE SUPER-MAJORITY APPROVAL REQUIREMENT ONLY FOR CONVEYANCES WHICH ARE AUTHORIZED BY THE VOTERS, JUDICIALLY ORDERED, RESULT FROM EMINENT DOMAIN, TITLE DISPUTES OR REGULATORY ACTIONS, CONSIST OF LEASES, TEMPORARY PERMITS, EASEMENTS OR CONSERVATION EASEMENTS, AND DE MINIMIS CONVEYANCES; PROVIDED THAT, IF THIS CHARTER AMENDMENT AND ANOTHER CHARTER AMENDMENT WHICH SUBSTANTIALLY PERTAINS TO CONVEYANCES OF CITY-OWNED PARKLAND ARE BOTH APPROVED BY VOTERS AT THIS ELECTION, ONLY THE MEASURE RECEIVING THE MOST AFFIRMATIVE VOTES SHALL BECOME EFFECTIVE?

_____     Yes

_____     No

Ballot Questions

Deadline to file Ballot Item 2A TABOR Pro/Con Statements (500 Words or less) with the City Clerk is Friday, September 18th at 12pm.

Register to Vote and Update Your Record

The City Clerk does not maintain voter registration, however, you can register online at the Colorado Secretary of State Website. If you have questions regarding your registration, please visit call El Paso County Elections website or call (719) 575-8683.

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