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2007 Ballot Issues - April 3, 2007

Issue A

Ballot Title:

"Shall the Charter of the City of Colorado Springs be amended to remove all obsolete references to the City Treasurer?"


Issue B

Ballot Title:

"Shall the Charter of the City of Colorado Springs be amended to provide for term limits for the office of Mayor to read as follows:

City Charter Article II, § 2-10(a)(2); Limitation of Terms for Mayor.

Limitation of Terms for Mayor. Commencing with the April 3, 2007 general municipal election, no person shall be elected to the office of Mayor for more than two (2) consecutive terms, except that any person who is elected to the office of Mayor for two years or less of a term to which some other person was elected Mayor, may be elected to the office of Mayor for two (2) additional consecutive terms of office. Any person who is elected to the office of Mayor for more than two years of a term to which some other person was elected Mayor may be elected to the office of Mayor for one (1) additional consecutive term. Persons holding the office of Mayor for two (2) consecutive terms may again be elected to the office of Mayor at the next general municipal election after termination of the consecutive terms?"


Issue C

Ballot Title:

"Shall Article XIII, Section 13-20 of the Charter of the City of Colorado Springs, be amended, in part, to read: Stipend For Mayor and Councilmembers. The Mayor and Councilmembers shall receive an annual stipend of $12,000 payable pursuant to ordinance?"


Issue D

Ballot Title:

"Shall Ordinance Number 1856, passed by the voters in 1949, be amended solely to remove the responsibility of the City Manager to provide general supervision and control over the management of Memorial Health System?"


Issue E

Ballot Title:

"SHALL A NONEXCLUSIVE FRANCHISE BE GRANTED TO PANOPTIC, INC., DBA PORCHLIGHT COMMUNICATIONS, INC. ("PORCHLIGHT"), TO CONSTRUCT, OPERATE, AND MAINTAIN A CABLE TELEVISION SYSTEM AND TO PROVIDE CABLE TELEVISION SERVICES WITHIN THE CITY OF COLORADO SPRINGS ("CITY"), WHERE THE FRANCHISE PROVIDES THAT CASH GRANTS SHALL BE PAID TO THE CITY TO BE USED FOR EDUCATIONAL AND GOVERNMENTAL ACCESS AND FOR TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMS, REQUIRES ADDITIONAL CHANNELS FOR EDUCATIONAL AND GOVERNMENTAL ACCESS, ESTABLISHES CUSTOMER SERVICE STANDARDS, ESTABLISHES CONSTRUCTION STANDARDS, REGULATES RATES AND CHARGES AS PERMITTED BY LAW, REQUIRES INSURANCE AND BONDS, IMPOSES OTHER REQUIREMENTS, HAS A TERM NOT TO EXCEED TEN (10) YEARS, AND IS APPROVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL; PROVIDED THAT ANY FUNDS PAID BY PORCHLIGHT TO THE CITY AS GRANTS UNDER THE FRANCHISE AGREEMENT BE EXEMPT FROM THE SPENDING AND REVENUE LIMITS OF THE TAXPAYER'S BILL OF RIGHTS, KNOWN AS "TABOR" (COLORADO CONSTITUTION ARTICLE X, SECTION 20 AND CITY CHARTER ARTICLE VII, SECTION 7-90)?"