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Posted on: September 1, 2015

Commerce City Council Races, Ballot Set for Upcoming Election

Voters will elect a mayor, two at-large council members, and representatives from Ward II and Ward IV for four year terms on Nov. 3, 2015. Candidates were certified Aug. 28 and a lot draw determined the listed ballot order as follows:

• Gordon Hamby
• James W. (Jim) Riddell
• Sean Ford

• Rick Teter

• Michael Scanlon
• Paolo Diaz
• Ellen Haug

AT LARGE (two seats)
• Maria Gonzalez
• Gene Leffel
• Robert Toavs
• Steve Douglas
• Crystal Elliott
• Anthony Stellato

On Aug. 17, 2015, City Council unanimously referred two measures to the 2015 ballot. The first question would amend Section 5.6 of the City Charter, to provide for the posting of the full text of ordinances in two locations with the exception of emergency ordinances and codes adopted by reference. The proposed charter amendment reflects the growth within the city since the posting requirement was written in 1970. For example, nearly 159,000 unique visitors accessed ordinances through the city website’s agenda and minutes portal in 2014; in 2015, 201,491 unique visitors have used this electronic tool to obtain similar information. The charter currently requires posting of ordinance in six physical locations throughout the city.

The second referred question asks voters to approve a five percent excise tax of the value of the product transferred on certain marijuana transactions as such are authorized by state law beginning January 1, 2016. City Council adopted regulations in June to allow retail marijuana within certain areas of Commerce City. So far 16 letters of intent have been submitted by companies interested in locating within the city.

The Commerce City Business & Professionals Association and Community Enterprise, in partnership with Adams County School District 14 and the city will host an election forum at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, October 8, 2015, at the Commerce City Civic Center, 7887 E. 60th Avenue. The event, moderated by the League of Women Voters, will introduce voters to the candidates for city council, school board and the local issues under consideration.

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