November 8, 2022 Coordinated Election
City Council referred two citizen initiated ordinances to be placed on the upcoming November coordinated election ballot:
Shall the ordinances of the City of Colorado Springs be amended to:
- Authorize the regulation of retail/recreational marijuana establishments in the same manner as medical marijuana;
- Repeal the prohibition against retail/recreational establishments; and
- Authorize medical marijuana establishments to also be licensed as retail/recreational marijuana establishments without raising the cap on the number of locations set forth in City Code §2.2.104?
______ For the Initiated Ordinance
______ Against the Initiated Ordinance
SHALL CITY TAXES BE INCREASED $5,600,000 ANNUALLY BEGINNING JANUARY 1, 2023, AND BY WHATEVER AMOUNTS ARE RAISED IN YEARS THEREAFTER, BY INCREASING THE RATE OF SALES TAX ON THE SALES OF RETAIL/RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA WITHIN THE CITY OF COLORADO SPRINGS BY A RATE OF 5%, SOLELY FOR THE PURPOSE OF FUNDING PUBLIC SAFETY PROGRAMS, MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES, AND POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER TREATMENT PROGRAMS FOR VETERANS; AND SHALL THE CITY BE PERMITTED TO COLLECT, RETAIN AND SPEND ALL REVENUES DERIVED THEREFROM AS A VOTER-APPROVED REVENUE CHANGE AND EXCEPTION TO ANY CONSTITUTIONAL, STATUTORY AND CITY CHARTER REVENUE AND SPENDING LIMITATIONS WHICH MAY OTHERWISE APPLY?
_____ YES/FOR THE INITIATED ORDINANCE
_____ NO/AGAINST THE INITIATED ORDINANCE
April 4, 2023 Municipal Election
The City of Colorado Springs holds elections on the first Tuesday of April in odd-numbered years. Elected positions involved in the April 4, 2023 General Municipal Election are the Mayor and three At-Large City Council District seats. Candidate filing packets will be available beginning on the first work day in January 2023.The City Clerk is the designated election official and will be conducting this election.