August 10, 2004 Election
August 10, 2004 Special Election to be held in conjunction with the Larimer County Primary Election.
Citizen-Initiated Ordinance No. 1
(relating to collective bargaining by police employees)
For 8,403 51.02% Against 8,068 48.98%
Ballot Issue 200
CITIZEN-INITIATED ORDINANCE NO. 1, 2004
An ordinance granting police officers, community service officers, dispatchers, and certain police supervisors the right to organize and bargain collectively with the City; establishing procedures for collective bargaining regarding compensation, benefits, hours, and other conditions of employment, as well as procedures for deciding unresolved bargaining issues through binding arbitration; authorizing police employees to select a bargaining agent; requiring the City Council to select a panel of arbitrators to resolve impasses; requiring the bargaining agent and the City to equally share the expenses of arbitration; and prohibiting police employees from withholding services to the City by strike or other method.