Attend the 2015 Election Forum sponsored by the Commerce City Business & Professional Association and Community Enterprise from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015, at the Commerce City Civic Center, 7887 E. 60th Avenue.
All school board and city council candidates have been invited to participate in the forum, moderated by the League of Women Voters. Translation and child care services will be provided. Residents can attend in person or watch live online at c3gov.com/video or Comcast Channel 8.
Community members can email question ideas for the moderator to firstname.lastname@example.org by Oct. 1, 2015. Those in attendance can also submit questions. A candidate meet and greet with light refreshments will follow the event.
The following ballot language and candidates are certified for the Nov. 3, 2015 municipal election:Mayor• Gordon Hamby• James W. (Jim) Riddell• Sean Ford
Councilmember – Ward II• Rick Teter
Councilmember – Ward IV• Michael A. Scanlon• Paolo Diaz• Ellen Haug
Councilmember At-Large (two seats)• Maria Gonzalez• Gene Leffel• Steven J. Douglas• Crystal R. Elliott• Anthony Stellato
ISSUE NO.1: SHALL THE CITY OF COMMERCE CITY TAXES BE INCREASED BY ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS IN THE FISCAL YEAR COMMENCING JANUARY 1, 2016, AND ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2016, AND BY WHATEVER ADDITIONAL AMOUNTS ARE RAISED ANNUALLY THEREAFTER BY THE IMPOSITION OF AN EXCISE TAX ON THE SALE OF MARIJUANA AND MARIJUANA PRODUCTS AS SUCH ARE AUTHORIZED BY STATE LAW COMMENCING JANUARY 1, 2016 AT THE RATE OF FIVE PERCENT OF THE PRICE PAID BY THE PURCHASER, IN ACCORDANCE WITH CITY ORDINANCE 2050; AND SHALL THE CITY BE AUTHORIZED TO COLLECT AND SPEND SUCH REVENUE AS A VOTER APPROVED REVENUE CHANGE UNDER ARTICLE X, SECTION 20 OF THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION?
QUESTION NO. 1: SHALL SECTION 5.6. OF THE CITY CHARTER OF THE CITY OF COMMERCE CITY BE CHANGED TO PROVIDE TWO POSTING LOCATIONS FOR THE PURPOSE OF INFORMING THE PUBLIC OF THE FULL TEXT OF ORDINANCES IN PLACES DESIGNATED BY CITY COUNCIL?