Two ordinances to implement voter-approved at-large Mayor structure with special election
Town Council will be considering the second reading of two ordinances necessary for a special election May 15.
The special election is a necessary follow-up to the November 2017 election in which voters approved an at-large Mayor structure. While the election changed language in the Charter regarding the overall structure of Town Council, the citizen-initiated petition that provided for that election did not identify elements such as qualifications for Mayor (age, residency, voter status, etc.) and a timeline for the transition to the new structure.
For recommendations on that, Town Council appointed a Citizen Advisory Committee. The Committee met in January to make recommendations to Council. Specifically, the Committee recommended the Mayor be a registered elector of Castle Rock, a Castle Rock resident for one year, and a citizen of the United States. The Committee also recommended the first election date for the at-large Mayor be Nov. 6, 2018. Finally, the Committee recommended the Town complete the redistricting from seven to six districts in 2018.
Using the Committee’s recommendations, Town Council in January directed staff to prepare the ordinances necessary to call a special election for May 15, 2018, and set ballot language for two ballot questions. Council approved the first reading of both ordinances on Feb. 6.
Learn more about the upcoming election at CRgov.com/2018SpecialElection.