Election 2017

The City of Manitou Springs participated in the Coordinated Election on November 7, 2017. The official election results were as follows


Nicole Nicoletta                 763           35.41%
Ken Jaray                       1,392           64.59%

City Council Ward 1

Susan Wolbrueck              441             100%

City Council Ward 2

Nancy Fortuin                    510             100%

City Council Ward 3

Bob Todd                           446             100%

Ballot Issue 2B-failed

Yes                                    522           24.12%
No                                  1,642           75.88%

Ballot Question 2C-passed

Yes                                1,809           84.34%
No                                    336           15.66%

Campaign Finance Reports

Referred Measures

The ballot will include the following Referred Measures:

Ballot Issue Number 2B

Shall City of Manitou Springs Debt Be Increased $3.9 Million, with a Repayment Cost of up to $7,000,000; and Shall City Taxes Be Increased up to $400,000 Annually to Pay Such Debt, with the Proceeds to Be Used for the Purpose of Providing Fire Protection Improvements and Other Improvements for City Purposes, Which May Include but Are Not Limited to:

Constructing and Equipping a Municipal Public Safety Facility to Be Utilized as a Training and Emergency Operations Center for the Fire and Police Departments, and for Use During Times of Flood or Other Natural Disasters to Maintain Continuity of Government, and as a Storage Facility for Municipal Purposes;

And Shall the Mill Levy Be Increased in Any Year Without Limitation as to Rate but Only in an Amount Sufficient to Pay the Principal of, Premium, if Any, and Interest on Such Debt or Any Refunding Debt (or to Create a Reserve for Such Payment); Such Debt to Be Evidenced by the Issuance of General Obligation Bonds or Other Multiple Fiscal Year Financial Obligations; to Be Sold in One Series or More, for a Price Above or Below the Principal Amount of Such Series, on Terms and Conditions and with Such Maturities as Permitted by Law, Including Provisions for Redemption of the Bonds Prior to Maturity with or Without Payment of the Premium of Not to Exceed One Percent; and Shall Such Tax Revenues and the Earnings from the Investment of Such Bond Proceeds and Tax Revenues Be Collected, Retained and Spent as a Voter Approved Revenue Change Under Article X, Section 20 of the Colorado Constitution or Any Other Law?

YES ___ NO. ___

Ballot Question Number 2C

Without increasing taxes, shall the City of Manitou Springs have the legal right to provide high-speed internet services (advanced services), telecommunications services and cable television services to residents, businesses, schools, libraries, nonprofit entities and other users of such services, either directly or indirectly with public or private sector partners, as expressly permitted by Colorado Revised Statutes §§ 29-27-101 through 304, entitled “Competition in Utility and Entertainment Services”?

YES ___ NO. ___