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Ballot Issues - General Municipal Election - April 2, 2013

Please Note: The November 5, 2013 Coordinated Election is being conducted by the El Paso County Clerk & Recorder.  For more information, please visit http://car.elpasoco.com/election

The City Clerk's Office will be a ballot drop-off location for this election.  However, we cannot provide voter registration services nor can we issue replacement ballots.  Call El Paso County Elections for more information on how to obtain those services from an El Paso County office.  (719) 575-8683.


ISSUE 1As set forth in Resolution 9-13, adopted 1/22/2013

WITHOUT RAISING TAXES AND TO PROVIDE FUNDING FLEXIBILITY, SHALL THE EXISTING INITIATED 0.10% (ONE TENTH OF A CENT) CITY SALES AND USE TAX FOR TRAILS, OPEN SPACE, AND PARKS (TOPS) ORDINANCE, APPROVED BY THE VOTERS IN 1997 AND SUBSEQUENTLY AMENDED BY THE VOTERS IN 2003 AND 2010, BE FURTHER AMENDED TO ALLOW THE PORTION OF THE REVENUE ALLOCATED FOR PARKS (A MAXIMUM OF TWENTY PERCENT (20%) OF THE TOPS REVENUE) BE USED TO ACQUIRE, CONSTRUCT AND MAINTAIN NEW PARK AREAS AND TO MAINTAIN AND RENOVATE ALL PARKS COMMENCING WITH REVENUES RECEIVED ON AND AFTER JANUARY 1, 2013?


ISSUE 2As set forth in Ordinance 13-4, passed 2/12/2013

SHALL ARTICLE XIII, SECTION 13-20(B) OF THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF COLORADO SPRINGS, BE AMENDED TO READ: ALL COUNCILMEMBERS SHALL RECEIVE AN ANNUAL STIPEND OF $6,250 PAYABLE PURSUANT TO ORDINANCE; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT COMMENCING MAY 1, 2015, ALL PERSONS HOLDING THE OFFICE OF COUNCILMEMBER SHALL RECEIVE AN ANNUAL SALARY EQUAL TO FIFTY PERCENT (50%) OF THE MAYOR'S SALARY AS AUTHORIZED IN ARTICLE XIII, SECTION 13-20(A), ABOVE, PAYABLE PURSUANT TO ORDINANCE, IN LIEU OF AN ANNUAL STIPEND. THE CITY OF COLORADO SPRINGS SHALL PROVIDE EMPLOYEE BENEFITS TO COUNCILMEMBERS IN THE SAME MANNER AS PROVIDED TO FULL-TIME CITY EMPLOYEES?


Click HERE for a sample ballot for the April 2, 2013 Mail Ballot Municipal Election

This sample ballot contains all possible races. Keep in mind that ballots issued to voters will only have a single Council District race appropriate for the voter's registered address. All ballots will have Issue 1 and Issue 2.