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In November of 2010, If You Voted to Limit Terms,

You Actually Extended the Term Limits from

Existing Two Terms to Three Terms.

Do You Feel the Wording Was Misleading?

Many voters have expressed concern that they intended to limit terms not extend them.
 

 

 

THE COMMISSIONERS ARE CONTINUING TO DISCUSS THIS ISSUE

Take Action Now By Attending

The Commissioners have put term limits for county commissioners on the ballot for 2012,
now they want to "grandfather in" the previously sitting board (those prior to 2010 election)


Regular El Paso County Commissioners meeting on

WHEN:    Thursday, July 28 AND August 4 9:00 am
WHERE:  
Commissioners Hearing Room 3rd Floor
County Office Building
27 East Vermijo

COLORADO SPRINGS
(see map below)

While a majority of county commissioners have said they believe the language was misleading, three commissioners Sallie Clark, Amy Lathen and Dennis Hisey have not committed to supporting clear ballot language on the term limits issue. Commissioners Peggy Littleton and Darryl Glenn have already agreed to support  a new, clear proposal on the ballot.

Commissioner Dennis Hisey has stated on several occasions he wanted to have public meetings to hear feedback from the voters in order to make a decision on creating a Ballot Initiative (only County Commissioners can do this).

One more County Commissioner must join with Commissioners Glenn and Littleton in order to remand this situation back to its proper status.  At this time they are only addressing the office of commissioner.

ADDITIONALLY, YOU CAN SEND THEM AN E-MAIL EXPRESSING YOUR VIEWS ON TERM LIMITS AND THE WORDING ON THE BALLOT ISSUES  
 

CLICK HERE                 TO SEND THE COMMISSIONERS AN E-MAIL

Because public confidence in our county commissioners is so important, the only way to truly ensure continued confidence is for the El Paso County Commissioners to place new term limit questions on the election ballot
which clearly state the choice to voters - either two or three terms in office
.

More Citizens are Needed to Show Up to Voice Their Thoughts on
Ballot Wording & Term Limits

  The links below are all published articles, print & online, both local and national written about the EPC Term Limits Ballot Issue.  

 
PostponementNotice857am.pdf
 
 
 
 
 

Listen - Listen - click on link AFP - CO - El Paso Co - P1 - 0622.wav click on link - Listen - Listen

 

AFP-Term Limits Post Card.pdf

 
  NATIONAL UPDATE - JUNE 25, 2011
  http://pblumel.blogspot.com/
 
 http://www.lawweekonline.com/?s=term+limits+controversy&x=26&y=8  LAW WEEK COLO. 11/14/10 EPC Term Limits Controversy
 
 
  "....example of political cunning embedded in the ballot itself, thanks to the El Paso County Attorney's Office..."
  "...Accordingly," Louis continues,"my office considered examples from other counties that had been successful and we incorporated those into the 2010
  question.  I can't think of any reason to write a referred measure unless you want it to be successful.  Otherwise it is just taking up space on a ballot."
  http://www.csindy.com/colorado/wording-is-everything/Content?oid=1893839
 
  "El Paso County Voters Wake Up To Term Limits Swindle"  & "New EP Commissioner Won't Let Term Limit Trick Stand"
   http://pblumel.blogspot.com/search/label/El Paso County
 
  "...taxpayer-funded retirement accounts..."
  http://www.csindy.com/colorado/benefit-of-the-doubt/Content?oid=2190866
 
  Representative Marsha Looper
  http://www.gomarsha.org/messages/message_2010nov29.pdf
 
  Getting National Attention
  http://www.csindy.com/IndyBlog/archives/2011/06/22/getting-national-attention 
 
  Other Gazette Term Limits Articles
 
  Sallie Clark asks County Attorney to explore all options, including commissioner reconsideration of the ballot issues & "I've heard from a lot of folks who want to know what the options are," she said, "and I think  we need to look at all the remedies that exist as it relates to the clarity of the ballot issue.  It's evident that not everyone understood the question." Nov 17, 2010
 
http://www.gazette.com/articles/county-108199-confirmed-whether.html#ixzz1Q6hGxo6K
 
  "...Clark, for one, isn't leaning toward allowing a term-limit re-vote in November, saying, "I do believe voters have spoken on the issue.  We need to respect that vote."  May 19,  2011 (6 months later!)
 http://www.csindy.com/colorado/benefit-of-the-doubt/Content?oid=2190866
 
  Budget Points
 
 

Ballot Wording

State Senator Letter
To State Senators from EPC Dist.4,9,10,11,12

State Representative Letter
To State Rep. from EPC Dist.14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21

 
       

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