What is POPS?

POPS is Protect Our Parks.

It is a proposed Colorado Springs Charter amendment that would require voter approval of any conveyance  (for example; a sale, a trade, exchange or donation, etc.) of any city-owned parkland to a private entity.

Why is POPS needed?

Colorado Springs Parklands belong to the Citizens of Colorado Springs - not to the Parks department, or a particular City Administration or the City Council. Right now, in Colorado Springs, the people have no say about the sale, trade, transfer or conveyance of most of our City's Parklands.

Why is POPS needed?

Colorado Springs Parklands belong to the Citizens of Colorado Springs - not to the Parks department, or a particular City Administration or the City Council. Right now, in Colorado Springs, the people have no say about the sale, trade, transfer or conveyance of most of our City's Parklands.

More than 80% of other Cities in Colorado already have POPS-type protection for their Parklands

YES THEY DO. The majority of Colorado municipalities (80% or more) have these protections either through State Statute- which requires a Vote of the people for conveyance of Parkland.

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in many cities, with, "Home Rule", their City Charters require a vote of the people to exchange any parklands.

 

This list includes Denver, Boulder, Aurora, Lakewood, Arvada, Longmont and Greely – and smaller immediate neighbors Manitou Springs and Woodland Park.