“Given that some of these proposals take authority away from the mayor – authority granted by voters in an election – and given that you report to the mayor, not to council, it would seem appropriate that the mayor be provided with some advance knowledge of a ballot proposal which, if passed by voters, would take some authority away from him.”
– conservative radio host Jeff Crank wrote today in an email to Colorado Springs City Attorney Patricia Kelly, who drafted language for five November ballot questions, including one that would apparently give the council the authority to appoint the city attorney — a power currently held by the mayor.
In the email, Crank asks Kelly to provide him with confirmation that the mayor was consulted before the proposals were put forward.
“I assume, since under the current city charter the city attorney reports to the mayor and not to council, that you reviewed these draft questions with Mayor Bach before submitting them to council,” Crank wrote.
“I am looking to discuss this issue on my show this week,” he added.