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April 8, 1997 Election

Regular Municipal Election


CITY OF FORT COLLINS
PROPOSED ORDINANCE NO. 29

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF FORT COLLINS EXTENDING, FOR A PERIOD OF EIGHT YEARS, THE EXISTING SALES AND USE TAX FOR NATURAL AREAS AND TRAILS AT THE RATE OF 0.25% (25¢ ON A $100 PURCHASE), WHICH TAX IS PRESENTLY SCHEDULED TO EXPIRE DECEMBER 31, 1997; PROVIDING THAT THE REVENUES OF THE EXTENDED TAX SHALL BE USED, IF SUFFICIENT, FOR THE FOLLOWING CAPITAL PROJECTS, AS PART OF THE "BUILDING COMMUNITY CHOICES" CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM:

  • NATURAL AREAS, OPEN LANDS, AND TRAILS -- ACQUISITION,
  • CONSTRUCTION, ENHANCEMENT AND MAINTENANCE
  • COMMUNITY HORTICULTURAL CENTER
  • FOSSIL CREEK COMMUNITY PARK CONSTRUCTION
  • COMMUNITY PARK IMPROVEMENTS
  • REGIONAL TRAILS

AND FURTHER PROVIDING THAT THE COST, DESIGN AND SCHEDULING OF THE PROJECTS SHALL BE DETERMINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL; THAT THE FULL AMOUNT OF REVENUE FROM THE TAX MAY BE RETAINED AND EXPENDED BY THE CITY NOTWITHSTANDING ANY STATE REVENUE OR EXPENDITURE LIMITATIONS, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ARTICLE X, SECTION 20 OF THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION; AND THAT ANY EXCESS REVENUES GENERATED BY THE TAX SHALL BE USED FOR NATURAL AREAS AND TRAILS.

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CITY OF FORT COLLINS
PROPOSED ORDINANCE NO. 30

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF FORT COLLINS EXTENDING, FOR A PERIOD OF EIGHT YEARS, THE EXISTING SALES AND USE TAX FOR STREET MAINTENANCE AND OVERLAY AT THE RATE OF 0.25% (25¢ ON A $100 PURCHASE), WHICH TAX IS PRESENTLY SCHEDULED TO EXPIRE DECEMBER 31, 1997; PROVIDING THAT THE REVENUES DERIVED FROM THE EXTENDED TAX WOULD BE USED, IF SUFFICIENT, FOR THE FOLLOWING PURPOSES, AS PART OF THE "BUILDING COMMUNITY CHOICES" CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM:

  • STREET MAINTENANCE AND OVERLAY
  • ANNUAL PEDESTRIAN IMPROVEMENTS
  • MASON STREET TRANSPORTATION CORRIDOR, PHASE 1 AND 2
  • NORTH COLLEGE AVENUE CORRIDOR IMPROVEMENTS, PHASE 1

AND FURTHER PROVIDING THAT THE COST, DESIGN AND SCHEDULING OF THE PROJECTS SHALL BE DETERMINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL; THAT THE FULL AMOUNT OF REVENUES DERIVED FROM THE TAX MAY BE RETAINED AND EXPENDED BY THE CITY NOTWITHSTANDING ANY STATE REVENUE OR EXPENDITURE LIMITATIONS INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ARTICLE X, SECTION 20 OF THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION; AND THAT ANY EXCESS REVENUES GENERATED BY THE TAX SHALL BE USED FOR THE PURPOSE OF STREET MAINTENANCE AND OVERLAY.

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CITY OF FORT COLLINS
PROPOSED ORDINANCE NO. 31

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF FORT COLLINS EXTENDING, FOR A PERIOD OF EIGHT YEARS, THE EXISTING SALES AND USE TAX FOR CHOICES 95 CAPITAL PROJECTS, AT THE RATE OF 0.25% (25¢ ON A $100 PURCHASE), WHICH TAX IS PRESENTLY SCHEDULED TO EXPIRE DECEMBER 31, 1997; PROVIDING THAT THE REVENUES DERIVED FROM THE EXTENDED TAX WOULD BE USED, IF SUFFICIENT, FOR THE FOLLOWING CAPITAL PROJECTS, AS PART OF THE "BUILDING COMMUNITY CHOICES" CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM":

  1. STREET/TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS:
    • PROSPECT ROAD IMPROVEMENTS, POUDRE RIVER TO SUMMITVIEW
    • NORTHEAST TRUCK ROUTE
    • TAFT HILL ROAD IMPROVEMENTS, DRAKE TO DERBY
    • SHIELDS STREET IMPROVEMENTS, HORSETOOTH TO TROUTMAN
  2. OTHER CAPITAL PROJECTS:
    • NEW NORTHSIDE AZTLAN COMMUNITY CENTER
    • CITY/SCHOOL DISTRICT COMMUNITY PROJECTS
    • LAND ACQUISITION AND/OR INITIAL DESIGN FOR A NEW POLICE BUILDING
    • LIBRARY COMPUTERS AND INFORMATION ENHANCEMENTS
    • EPIC STUDIO ICE RINK
    • LAND ACQUISITION AND/OR INITIAL DESIGN FOR A NEW LIBRARY
    • LAND ACQUISITION AND/OR INITIAL DESIGN FOR A NEW PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

AND FURTHER PROVIDING THAT THE COST, DESIGN, AND SCHEDULING OF THE PROJECTS WILL BE DETERMINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL; THAT THE FULL REVENUES DERIVED FROM THE TAX MAY BE RETAINED AND EXPENDED BY THE CITY FOR SUCH PURPOSES, NOT WITHSTANDING ANY STATE REVENUE OR EXPENDITURE LIMITATION INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION ARTICLE X, SECTION 20 OF THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION; AND THAT ANY EXCESS REVENUES GENERATED BY THE TAX SHALL BE USED FOR SUCH CAPITAL PROJECTS AS MAY BE APPROVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL.

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CITIZEN INITIATED ORDINANCE NO. 1

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 2 OF THE CITY CODE TO ESTABLISH A SEVEN-MEMBER CITIZENS REVIEW BOARD, THE INITIAL MEMBERS OF WHICH WOULD BE APPOINTED BY THE MAYOR AND SUBSEQUENT MEMBERS ELECTED BY THE REGISTERED ELECTORS OF THE CITY; AMENDING THE CITY CHARTER TO ALLOW FOR SUCH ELECTIONS AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE MEMBERS OF THE BOARD MAY NOT BE REMOVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL AND THAT THE CITY COUNCIL MAY NOT ABOLISH THE BOARD; ESTABLISHING CERTAIN PROCEDURES BY WHICH THE BOARD WOULD CONDUCT ITS BUSINESS; ESTABLISHING TRAINING REQUIREMENTS FOR BOARD MEMBERS AND CERTAIN DUTIES OF THE BOARD, INCLUDING REPORTING REQUIREMENTS TO THE CITY'S HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION; EMPOWERING THE BOARD TO REVIEW COMPLAINTS AGAINST ANY LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER FOR CONDUCT COMMITTED WHOLLY OR PARTIALLY WITHIN THE CITY LIMITS AND COMPLAINTS AGAINST FORT COLLINS POLICE OFFICERS FOR CONDUCT OCCURRING OUTSIDE THE CITY LIMITS; AUTHORIZING THE BOARD TO REVIEW INVESTIGATIONS OF COMPLAINTS AGAINST LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS CONDUCTED BY THE FORT COLLINS POLICE DEPARTMENT, THE LARIMER COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT, THE COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY POLICE, THE LOVELAND POLICE DEPARTMENT OR COLORADO HIGHWAY PATROL, AND TO CONDUCT INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATIONS OF SUCH COMPLAINTS, ACCORDING TO CERTAIN RULES AND PROCEDURES, BY HIRING INVESTIGATORS AND SUBPOENAING WITNESSES AND DOCUMENTS; ESTABLISHING A PROCESS FOR THE FILING OF COMPLAINTS WITH THE BOARD OR WITH THE DEPARTMENT EMPLOYING THE OFFICER COMPLAINED AGAINST; AUTHORIZING THE BOARD TO MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE FOREGOING LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES REGARDING SUCH COMPLAINTS, AS WELL AS RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING OTHER POLICIES, PRACTICES, RULES, PROCEDURES AND PROGRAMS AND TO ISSUE PUBLIC REPRIMANDS OF AGENCIES THAT FAIL TO COMPLY WITH SUCH RECOMMENDATIONS; REPEALING SECTION 2-263(3) OF THE CODE OF THE CITY OF FORT COLLINS RELATING TO THE REVIEW BY THE HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION OF CITIZEN COMPLAINTS OF ACTIONS OF CITY POLICE OFFICERS AND COMMUNITY SERVICE OFFICERS; PROVIDING THAT THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE CITIZENS REVIEW BOARD SHALL NOT AFFECT OTHER RIGHTS OF ANY LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS OR THE RIGHT OF THE LARIMER COUNTY SHERIFF TO DISCIPLINE DEPUTIES; REQUIRING THE FORT COLLINS CITY MANAGER TO PROVIDE FUNDING AND A STAFF FOR THE BOARD AND REQUIRING ANY UNBUDGETED EXPENSES OF THE BOARD TO BE APPROPRIATED BY THE CITY COUNCIL; PROVIDING THAT IF ANY PORTION OF THE ORDINANCE IS FOR ANY REASON HELD TO BE INVALID OR UNCONSTITUTIONAL, SUCH DECISION SHALL NOT AFFECT THE VALIDITY OF THE REMAINING PORTION OF THE ORDINANCE; AND PROVIDING THAT THE ORDINANCE WILL BE IN EFFECT ONLY WITH RESPECT TO INCIDENTS WHICH OCCUR ON OR AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS ORDINANCE.

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CITY OF FORT COLLINS
PROPOSED CHARTER AMENDMENT NO. 1

AMENDMENTS TO ARTICLES II, V, AND XII OF THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF FORT COLLINS AUTHORIZING THE CITY COUNCIL TO ESTABLISH AN ELECTRIC UTILITY BOARD, CONSISTING OF SEVEN (7) PERSONS INCLUDING THE CITY MANAGER AND THE MAYOR OR SUCH OTHER MEMBER OF THE CITY COUNCIL AS THE MAYOR MAY DESIGNATE; STATING THAT IF THE BOARD IS CREATED BY THE COUNCIL, THE COUNCIL COULD AUTHORIZE THE ELECTRIC UTILITY TO OPERATE AS A SEPARATE AGENCY OF THE CITY GOVERNMENT; STATING THAT THE COUNCIL COULD ALSO AUTHORIZE THE ELECTRIC UTILITY BOARD TO: (1) BE RESPONSIBLE FOR PROVIDING POLICY DIRECTION AND CONTROL OVER THE CITY'S ELECTRIC UTILITY, (2) EXERCISE ALL THE FINANCIAL POWERS OF AN ENTERPRISE BOARD, AND (3) SET RATES, FEES OR CHARGES FOR THE ELECTRIC UTILITY; STATING THAT THE ELECTRIC UTILITY BOARD, IF CREATED, COULD SUE OR BE SUED IN ITS OWN NAME AND THAT THE ELECTRIC UTILITY WOULD BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL DAMAGE CLAIMS ARISING FROM ITS OPERATIONS; AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO APPROVE THE PROVISION OF ANCILLARY SERVICES BY THE ELECTRIC UTILITY, SUBJECT TO CERTAIN LIMITATIONS; AUTHORIZING THE ELECTRIC UTILITY BOARD, IF CREATED, TO APPROVE SUCH ANCILLARY SERVICES AS WOULD OTHERWISE HAVE BEEN SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF CITY COUNCIL; AND PERMITTING THE COUNCIL TO AUTHORIZE THE CITY MANAGER TO ESTABLISH SEPARATE ADMINISTRATIVE POLICIES, RULES, REGULATIONS AND PROCEDURES TO GOVERN THE ELECTRIC UTILITY UNTIL SUCH TIME, IF AT ALL, THAT THE ELECTRIC UTILITY BOARD IS CREATED.

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CITY OF FORT COLLINS
PROPOSED CHARTER AMENDMENT NO. 2

AMENDMENTS TO ARTICLE XII OF THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF FORT COLLINS AUTHORIZING THE CITY COUNCIL, WITHOUT A VOTE OF THE PEOPLE, TO CONSTRUCT, CONDEMN, PURCHASE, ACQUIRE, LEASE AND OPERATE UTILITY FACILITIES; AUTHORIZING THE CITY TO PROVIDE, IN ADDITION TO ITS PRINCIPAL UTILITY SERVICES, SUCH ANCILLARY SERVICES AS MAY BE BENEFICIAL TO THE UTILITY RATEPAYERS; AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO ESTABLISH THE RATES, CHARGES, OR FEES FOR SUCH ANCILLARY SERVICES; ALLOWING SURPLUS WATER RENTAL RATES TO BE SET BY THE CITY MANAGER, RATHER THAN REQUIRING APPROVAL BY THE CITY COUNCIL, AND PERMITTING THE RENTAL OF RAW WATER TO USERS BOTH INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE CITY LIMITS, SUBJECT TO SUCH INTERRUPTION IN USE AS MAY BE NECESSARY IN THE JUDGMENT OF THE CITY MANAGER TO PROTECT THE INTERESTS OF THE CITY; SPECIFYING THAT THE COUNCIL SHALL, BY ORDINANCE, FIX THE RATES OR CHARGES FOR TREATED WATER, WASTEWATER, STORMWATER AND ELECTRICITY; SPECIFYING THAT THE REVENUES TO BE PAID INTO THE CITY'S GENERAL FUND BY THE CITY'S UTILITIES MAY BE EQUAL TO THE AMOUNT OF THE FRANCHISE FEES, AS WELL AS THE AMOUNT OF TAXES, THAT WOULD BE PAID BY SUCH UTILITIES IF THEY WERE PRIVATELY OWNED; AND DELETING THE REQUIREMENT THAT THE BUDGETS FOR CITY UTILITIES BE PREPARED AT THE SAME TIME AS THE BUDGETS FOR ALL OTHER CITY FUNCTIONS.

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CITY OF FORT COLLINS
PROPOSED CHARTER AMENDMENT NO. 3

AMENDMENTS TO ARTICLE IV, SECTION 9 OF THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF FORT COLLINS MODIFYING THE CONFLICT OF INTEREST RULES FOR OFFICERS OR EMPLOYEES OF THE CITY BY REDEFINING "PERSONAL INTEREST" AS AN INTEREST THAT ENTAILS SOME DIRECT AND SUBSTANTIAL BENEFIT OR DETRIMENT TO AN OFFICER OR EMPLOYEE OF THE CITY, OR RELATIVE OF SUCH OFFICER OR EMPLOYEE, THAT IS DIFFERENT IN KIND FROM THAT EXPERIENCED BY THE GENERAL PUBLIC; ESTABLISHING CERTAIN SPECIFIC EXCEPTIONS TO THE DEFINITION OF PERSONAL INTEREST; PROVIDING THAT AUTHORITIES OF THE CITY THAT ARE ESTABLISHED UNDER STATE STATUTE AND GOVERNED BY STATE RULES OF ETHICAL CONDUCT MAY BE EXEMPTED FROM THE CITY'S CONFLICT OF INTEREST PROVISIONS BY ORDINANCE OF THE COUNCIL; AND PROHIBITING OFFICERS OR EMPLOYEES OF THE CITY, OR THEIR RELATIVES, FROM HAVING A FINANCIAL INTEREST IN THE SALE TO THE CITY OF ANY PROPERTY OR SERVICES ONLY WHEN THE OFFICER OR EMPLOYEE IS A MEMBER OF THE CITY COUNCIL OR WHEN SUCH OFFICER OR EMPLOYEE EXERCISES DECISION-MAKING AUTHORITY CONCERNING SUCH SALE OR, IN THE CASE OF SERVICES, EXERCISES SUPERVISORY AUTHORITY OVER THE SERVICES TO BE RENDERED TO THE CITY.

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CITY OF FORT COLLINS
PROPOSED CHARTER AMENDMENT NO. 4

AMENDMENTS TO ARTICLES VIII, IX AND X OF THE CITY CHARTER SPECIFYING THAT SPECIAL CITY ELECTIONS SHALL BE CALLED BY ORDINANCE; STATING THAT THE COUNCIL SHALL ENACT AN ORDINANCE SPECIFYING THE TIME FRAME FOR CIRCULATION AND SUBMITTAL OF NOMINATING PETITIONS FOR COUNCILMEMBERS, AS WELL AS THE DEADLINE FOR A CANDIDATE'S WITHDRAWAL FROM CANDIDACY; ELIMINATING CERTAIN PROVISIONS RELATING TO THE CONDUCT OF ELECTIONS, SO THAT SUCH SUBJECTS WILL BE GOVERNED BY STATE STATUTE RATHER THAN THE CITY CHARTER; ADDING A PROVISION TO ALLOW THE CITY COUNCIL TO ESTABLISH THE DUTIES OF THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS BY ORDINANCE, EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT THAT SUCH DUTIES ARE CONTAINED IN THE CHARTER; ESTABLISHING A METHOD FOR CERTIFYING ELECTION RESULTS FOR CANDIDATE ELECTIONS; STATING THAT THE DEADLINE FOR FILING A NOMINATING PETITION FOR A RECALL ELECTION SHALL BE AS ESTABLISHED BY COUNCIL ORDINANCE AND CLARIFYING WHEN A CANDIDATE ELECTED AT A RECALL ELECTION TAKES OFFICE; REARRANGING AND REWORDING CERTAIN PROVISIONS PERTAINING TO INITIATIVE AND REFERENDUM; REQUIRING THAT THE NOTICE COMMENCING INITIATIVE PROCEEDINGS STATE WHETHER A SPECIAL ELECTION IS REQUESTED AND ALLOWING THE COUNCIL ONE HUNDRED TWENTY (120) DAYS, RATHER THAN NINETY (90) DAYS AFTER THE PRESENTATION OF A CERTIFIED PETITION, TO CALL SUCH A SPECIAL ELECTION; ALLOWING THE COUNCIL, OF ITS OWN INITIATIVE, TO SUBMIT ANY "QUESTION", AS WELL AS ANY PROPOSED ORDINANCE OR RESOLUTION TO THE VOTERS; REQUIRING THAT INITIATIVE PETITIONS CONTAIN A GENERAL STATEMENT OF PURPOSE AND SPECIFY WHETHER A SPECIAL ELECTION IS REQUESTED; REQUIRING THAT PETITION REPRESENTATIVES BE REGISTERED ELECTORS; REQUIRING THAT BALLOT TITLES FOR INITIATIVE AND REFERENDUM MEASURES IDENTIFY SUCH MEASURES AS CITY-INITIATED OR CITIZEN-INITIATED; PERMITTING THE CITY COUNCIL TO MODIFY, WITHOUT VOTER APPROVAL, PREVIOUSLY ADOPTED ORDINANCES OR RESOLUTIONS OF THE COUNCIL THAT HAVE BEEN REFERRED TO, AND APPROVED BY, THE VOTERS; AND PRESCRIBING THE FORM OF THE BALLOT FOR BALLOT QUESTIONS.

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CITY OF FORT COLLINS
PROPOSED CHARTER AMENDMENT NO. 5

AMENDMENTS TO ARTICLE V OF THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF FORT COLLINS AUTHORIZING THE CITY COUNCIL TO SET BY ORDINANCE THE NUMBER OF YEARS TO BE COVERED BY THE CITY BUDGET AND REQUIRING THE COUNCIL TO ADOPT THE BUDGET BEFORE THE LAST DAY OF NOVEMBER PRECEDING EACH BUDGET TERM; REWORDING CERTAIN PROVISIONS STATING THAT NEITHER APPROPRIATIONS NOR EXPENDITURES MAY EXCEED REVENUES ANTICIPATED OR AVAILABLE EXCEPT IN THE CASE OF EMERGENCIES; ALLOWING FOR MULTI-YEAR CONTRACTS OR LEASES SO LONG AS THEY ARE SUBJECT TO ANNUAL APPROPRIATIONS; AUTHORIZING SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS TO BE MADE BY THE COUNCIL AT ANY TIME DURING THE FISCAL YEAR SO LONG AS THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF SUCH SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS DOES NOT EXCEED ACTUAL OR ANTICIPATED REVENUES; ALLOWING FOR THE TRANSFER OF APPROPRIATIONS WHEN THE AMOUNT INITIALLY APPROPRIATED EXCEEDS THE AMOUNT NEEDED TO ACCOMPLISH THE PURPOSE SPECIFIED IN THE APPROPRIATION ORDINANCE; ALLOWING THE CASH BALANCE OF THE CITY TO BE DEPOSITED OR INVESTED IN ANY MANNER APPROVED BY THE COUNCIL BY ORDINANCE OR RESOLUTION; REQUIRING EACH UTILITY OF THE CITY TO BE FULLY PAID FOR SERVICES RENDERED TO OTHER CITY DEPARTMENTS AND REQUIRING OTHER DEPARTMENTS OF THE CITY TO BE FULLY PAID FOR SERVICES RENDERED TO CITY UTILITIES ON A COST OF SERVICE BASIS, AS DETERMINED BY THE CITY MANAGER; ALLOWING THE FINANCIAL OFFICER TO CREATE FUNDS FOR ACCOUNTING PURPOSES, RATHER THAN REQUIRING SUCH FUNDS TO BE CREATED BY ORDINANCE; ELIMINATING CERTAIN OBSOLETE DUTIES OF THE PURCHASING AGENT; ELIMINATING CERTAIN LIMITATIONS ON THE COUNCIL'S ABILITY TO EXEMPT CITY IMPROVEMENTS FROM THE COMPETITIVE BIDDING AND COMPETITIVE PROPOSAL PROCESSES; AND MAKING CERTAIN OTHER NON-SUBSTANTIVE WORDING CHANGES.

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CITY OF FORT COLLINS
PROPOSED CHARTER AMENDMENT NO. 6

AMENDMENTS TO ARTICLES II, III, IV, VI AND VII OF THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF FORT COLLINS ADDING THE REQUIREMENT THAT DEPUTY CITY MANAGERS AND ASSISTANT CITY MANAGERS RESIDE WITHIN THE FORT COLLINS URBAN GROWTH AREA; ELIMINATING THE REQUIREMENT THAT THE CITY ATTORNEY AND THE MUNICIPAL JUDGE RESIDE WITHIN THE CITY; AND MAKING CERTAIN GRAMMATICAL AND NON-SUBSTANTIVE CHANGES.

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CITY OF FORT COLLINS
PROPOSED CHARTER AMENDMENT NO. 7

AMENDMENTS TO ARTICLE II, SECTION 11 OF THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF FORT COLLINS REQUIRING THAT A MAJORITY OF THE COUNCIL MUST BE PRESENT IN ORDER FOR THE COUNCIL TO TAKE ANY ACTION, EXCEPT THAT THREE COUNCILMEMBERS MAY TRANSACT BUSINESS WHEN THE ABSENCE OF A QUORUM IS DUE TO THE FILING OF CONFLICT OF INTEREST DISCLOSURE STATEMENTS BY ALL ABSENT MEMBERS; CLARIFYING THAT A TWO-THIRDS VOTE OF THE COUNCILMEMBERS "PRESENT AND VOTING" IS SUFFICIENT FOR THE COUNCIL TO GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION; EXPANDING THE PURPOSES FOR WHICH EXECUTIVE SESSIONS MAY BE HELD TO INCLUDE CONSULTATIONS WITH ATTORNEYS REPRESENTING THE CITY REGARDING LITIGATION OR POTENTIAL LITIGATION INVOLVING THE CITY AND/OR THE MANNER IN WHICH PARTICULAR POLICIES, PRACTICES OR REGULATIONS OF THE CITY MAY BE AFFECTED BY EXISTING OR PROPOSED PROVISIONS OF FEDERAL, STATE OR LOCAL LAW, RATHER THAN LIMITING SUCH CONSULTATIONS TO "ADVERSARIAL SITUATIONS"; EXPANDING THE PURPOSES OF EXECUTIVE SESSIONS TO INCLUDE THE CONSIDERATION OF WATER AND REAL PROPERTY SALES, AS WELL AS WATER AND REAL PROPERTY ACQUISITIONS, BY THE CITY; AND EXPANDING THE PURPOSES OF EXECUTIVE SESSIONS TO INCLUDE THE CONSIDERATION OF ELECTRIC UTILITY MATTERS IF SUCH MATTERS PERTAIN TO ISSUES OF COMPETITION IN THE ELECTRIC UTILITY INDUSTRY.

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CITY OF FORT COLLINS
PROPOSED CHARTER AMENDMENT NO. 8

AMENDMENTS TO ARTICLES I AND II OF THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF FORT COLLINS ELIMINATING CERTAIN LANGUAGE FOR TRANSITIONING INTO THE DISTRICT COUNCILMEMBER SYSTEM; STATING THAT THE COUNCIL SHALL GIVE NOTICE OF ANY REDISTRICTING PROCEEDINGS BY ORDINANCE; ESTABLISHING A FORMULA TO DETERMINE WHEN REDISTRICTING IS NECESSARY; PROVIDING THAT NO PERSON CONVICTED OF A FELONY SHALL BE ELIGIBLE TO BE A CANDIDATE FOR OR HOLD THE OFFICE OF COUNCILMEMBER; REQUIRING THAT ANY PROTEST OF COUNCILMEMBER QUALIFICATIONS, EXCEPT A PROTEST BASED UPON A FELONY CONVICTION, MUST BE FILED NO MORE THAN FIFTEEN (15) DAYS AFTER THE CERTIFICATION OF THE RESULTS OF THE ELECTION AND MUST BE RESOLVED BY THE CITY CLERK WITHIN FORTY-FIVE (45) DAYS OF THE PROTEST; STATING THAT AN INELIGIBLE COUNCILMEMBER'S PARTICIPATION SHALL NOT INVALIDATE ANY ACTION OF THE COUNCIL; REWORDING THE PROVISIONS PERTAINING TO VACANCIES IN THE POSITION OF COUNCILMEMBER; CLARIFYING THAT ALL COUNCILMEMBERS SHALL SERVE UNTIL THEIR SUCCESSORS HAVE BEEN ELECTED AND HAVE TAKEN OFFICE, AND PROVIDING THAT THE TAKING OF THE OATH OF OFFICE SHALL OCCUR AS THE FIRST ORDER OF BUSINESS OF THE COUNCIL FOLLOWING THE COUNCILMEMBER'S ELECTION OR APPOINTMENT.

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CITY OF FORT COLLINS
PROPOSED CHARTER AMENDMENT NO. 9

AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE II, SECTION 3 OF THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF FORT COLLINS TO PROVIDE THAT, COMMENCING IN 1998, THE COMPENSATION OF ALL COUNCILMEMBERS EXCEPT THE MAYOR SHALL BE INCREASED FROM TWO HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS ($250) PER MONTH TO FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($500) PER MONTH; THAT THE COMPENSATION OF THE MAYOR SHALL BE INCREASED FROM FIVE HUNDRED ($500) PER MONTH TO SEVEN HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS ($750) PER MONTH; AND THAT THESE AMOUNTS SHALL BE ADJUSTED ANNUALLY THEREAFTER FOR INFLATION IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE DENVER/BOULDER CONSUMER PRICE INDEX.

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CITY OF FORT COLLINS
PROPOSED CHARTER AMENDMENT NO. 10

AN AMENDMENT ADDING A NEW SECTION 16 TO ARTICLE IV OF THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF FORT COLLINS TO STATE THAT NO PERSON SHALL BE PROSECUTED, TRIED OR PUNISHED FOR ANY VIOLATION OF THE CHARTER UNLESS THE ACTION ALLEGING SUCH VIOLATION IS BROUGHT WITHIN ONE YEAR OF THE COMMISSION OF THE VIOLATION.

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CITY OF FORT COLLINS
PROPOSED CHARTER AMENDMENT NO. 11

AMENDMENTS TO ARTICLE IV, SECTION 1 OF THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF FORT COLLINS STATING THAT THE ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS OF THE CITY SHALL PRESCRIBE THE POWERS, DUTIES, TERMS OF OFFICE, OPERATING PROCEDURES AND COMPENSATION, IF ANY, OF SUCH BOARD AND COMMISSION MEMBERS AND SHALL STATE WHETHER SUCH BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS SHALL HAVE ALTERNATE MEMBERS; DELETING THE PROVISION WHICH PRESENTLY REQUIRES THAT SUCH MEMBERS SERVE WITHOUT PAY; STATING THAT THE TERMS OF OFFICE OF SUCH MEMBERS SHALL BE ESTABLISHED BY THE COUNCIL, RATHER THAN BEING FIXED AT FOUR YEARS; AND PROVIDING THAT ALL BOARD AND COMMISSION MEMBERS MAY BE REMOVED BY THE COUNCIL WITH OR WITHOUT CAUSE.

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CITY OF FORT COLLINS
PROPOSED CHARTER AMENDMENT NO. 12

AMENDMENTS TO ARTICLES IV AND XI OF THE CITY CHARTER MAKING CERTAIN GRAMMATICAL, NON-SUBSTANTIVE CHANGES AND CLARIFYING THAT WHEN LEGAL NOTICE IS REQUIRED BY THE CHARTER OR BY ANY ORDINANCE, RULE OR REGULATION OF THE CITY, SUCH NOTICE SHALL BE BY PUBLICATION UNLESS A DIFFERENT FORM OF NOTICE IS SPECIFIED IN THE CHARTER OR IN THE ORDINANCE, RULE OR REGULATION REQUIRING THE NOTICE.

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