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Vote YES for 2B

Parkland Lost 

is Parkland Lost FOREVER

Parkland Conveyances by Election of the VOTERS

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Parkland Lost 

is Parkland Lost FOREVER

Parkland Conveyances by Election of the VOTERS

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Parkland Lost 

is Parkland Lost FOREVER

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News Releases

CSINDY

Endorses 2B and No on 2C

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PODCAST

Making Democracy Work -Local Issue 2B

Shelly Roehrs interviews Kent Obee on POPS 2B

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Coming Soon:

CONO (Council of Neighbors and Organizations)Webinar

CSINDY     

City election campaigns form around revenue, parks ballot measures    Sep 16, 2020

Parkland Lost 

is Parkland Lost FOREVER

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WE Are Protect our

parks

 

We are pops

Colorado Springs

We’re a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting our city’s parklands and advocating for voter approval before the city can sell or convey our parklands to a private entity.

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How  You  can help  Protect  our Parks 

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Vote YES for 2B and NO 2C

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News Releases

CSINDY

Endorses 2B and No on 2C

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PODCAST

Making Democracy Work -Local Issue 2B

Shelly Roehrs interviews Kent Obee on POPS 2B

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Coming Soon:

CONO (Council of Neighbors and Organizations)Webinar

CSINDY     

City election campaigns form around revenue, parks ballot measures    Sep 16, 2020

This list includes Denver, Boulder, Aurora, Lakewood, Arvada, Longmont and Greeley – and Manitou Springs and Woodland Park.

More than 80% of other Cities in Colorado already require a vote of the people to exchange any of their parklands to a private entity!

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Vote YES for 2B

  Protect  Our  Parks  in Colorado Springs

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We have a system of “representative government.”  Shouldn’t matters like the sale or trading of parkland be left to our elected representatives?

 

No.   Our system of representative government comes with a number of checks and balances which very much limit what elected representatives can do,  Here in Colorado, for example, we have made TABOR part of our state constitution. 

 

Taxes can only be increased with a vote of the electorate.  A tax increase can be rescinded, but parkland given away by elected representatives is gone forever.  Shouldn’t our parklands have this higher standard (vote of the people)?

Casting Your Vote

Why are there two separate Parkland protection ballot amendments 2B and 2c?

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To Make it Confusing,

that's Why.

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These are two opposing measures to determine who decides on the sale or trading away of our parklands. 2B gives this decision to the citizens who are their true owners; 2C leave this power in the hands of politicians.

  

Ballot 2B must get more yes votes than 2C.  Even if both get more “yes” votes than “no” votes – only the one that gets the greater number of “yes” votes will go into effect.  Don’t let 2C be a spoiler for 2B

     

Ballot Amendment 2B "Protects our Parks" requires a vote of the people to to approve any sale or trade of our parklands. This is the same requirement that exists in the majority of Colorado cities and towns including Denver, Aurora, Arvada, Longmont, Boulder, Manitou Springs, Woodland Park, to name only a few. These cities thrive and protect their parks with a required vote of the people on any conveyance of their parkland. A yes vote on 2B means we can thrive and vote on protection of our parklands too.

 

2B is the result of months of cooperative work on a City-convened POPS (Protect our Parks) committee which included not only representatives of a variety community organizations, but also senior members of the City’s parks, legal and administrative staffs.  Every word and phrase in 2B was carefully parsed to meet City concerns while achieving the overall objective of voter protection of our parklands.

 

2C, is an end of session, last moment ballot question deliberately added by opponents of 2B to compete with it and confuse the voter about the real "Protect Our Parks" amendment.

 

To repeat: Vote "Yes" on 2B -- and "No" on 2C.

Good to Know

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help Protect our

        parks

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VOTE

YES

FOR

2B

November 2020

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