Initiative petitions have now been submitted to Secretary of State Wayne Williams for signature verification. Of the seven to appear on the ballot, four have important municipal impacts.
CML Takes Positions on Ballot Initiatives (press release, Aug. 23)
Ballot Initiatives of General Interest (on which CML has not taken a position, Sept. 18).
CML is actively opposed to Amendment 74 (formerly Initiative 108: Just Compensation for Reduction in Fair Market Value by Government Law or Regulation; see the ballot language here).
Read CML's rebuttal to a letter from Colorado Farm Bureau (Sept. 20).
We urge cities and towns to let their opposition be known through resolutions against this measure. Download a complete packet for municipal officials on Amendment 74, or click here for just the talking points, mini brochure, sample letter to the editor, or sample resolution against the measure.
Click here to read the Oct. 22 CML and CCI news release announcing more than 100 local governments in opposition to Amendment 74.
CML is not alone in fighting this harmful measure. Read more in the following:
CML also opposes Proposition 112 (formerly Initiative 97: Mitigation of Adverse Oil and Gas Impacts to Health and Safety; see the ballot language here).
Two competing propositions to fund transportation in Colorado have made the November 2018 ballot.
The Colorado Department of Transportation has put together a Factual Summary of 2018 Transportation Propositions (110 & 109), and The Denver Post explores the initiatives in "Voters Steer Transit Debate" (Sept. 2).
CML supports Proposition 110 (formerly Initiative 153 "Let's Go Colorado"), which would fund transportation investment with a 0.62 percent increase in the state sales tax, and we encourage you to adopt a resolution in its support (here is a sample resolution). CML President Wade and Fort Collins Mayor Troxell, along with Colorado Counties Inc. President and Teller County Commissioner Dave Paul, co-authored the op/ed "Prop 110 Will Fund Needed Infrastructure - and Keep Colorado Competitive," appearing in the Oct. 25 issue of Colorado Politics, as well as the op/ed "Statewide government association support Proposition 110" in the Fort Collins Coloradoan on Oct. 31
Conversely, CML opposes Proposition 109 (formerly Initiative 167, "Fix Our Damn Roads"), which would use existing General Fund dollars to increase transportation investment.
Read more about CML's positions on these issues in an Aug. 22 article of the CML Newsletter, "CML Executive Board Weighs-In On Transportation Initiatives"
The passage of SB 18-001 also impacts transportation funding in the state. Read more in the CML memo from June 5, Post-Session Update: Transportation Infrastructure Funding.
In addition, CML spoke with proponents of each of these ballot proposals in the July edition of our Making the Municipal Connection podcast.
Read more about municipal transportation needs in a CML press release (Aug. 30).