A three-member panel agreed Thursday to set a ballot title for a proposed charter change that would give the mayor of Colorado Springs sweeping powers, including the ability to lower taxes.
But the decision by the city’s title-setting board may be of little consequence.
Anti-tax activist and City Hall critic Douglas Bruce, who submitted the proposal, said he’s going to wait to submit the required paperwork, delaying the start of the 90-day clock for collecting signatures. That’s because Bruce has a second and slightly longer proposed charter amendment that mirrors the first.
“I’m going to postpone submitting (the first proposal) until they review the two-paragraph version,” he said.
The title-setting board is comprised of City Attorney Patricia Kelly, City Clerk Kathryn Young and HayDen Kane, Municipal Court’s presiding judge.