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April 5, 2011 Election

Regular Municipal Election


At the April 5, 2011 election, the following individuals ran for the office specified. View the final election results.

  • Mayor
    • Ross Cunniff
    • Eric Sutherland
    • Karen K. Weitkunat
  • Councilmember District 2
    • Sue Pawlak
    • Lisa Poppaw
  • Councilmember District 4
    • Kristin Stephens
    • Wade Troxell
  • Councilmember District 6
    • Gerry Horak

Ballot Issues:

  • City-Initiated Proposed Charter Amendment No. 1
    Pertaining to Council District Boundaries

    Outcome:

    Yes 14,779 55.67%
    No 11,768 44.33%

    Ballot Issue

    A Citizen-Initiated Ordinance

    Shall Article II, Section 1 of the Fort Collins City Charter be amended to change the method for adjusting City Council district boundaries so that the size and configuration of Council districts will be based upon the number of people residing in each district rather than the number of registered electors?

    Full Text of the Ordinance

  • Citizen Initiated Ordinance
    (Ranked Voting)

    Outcome:

    Yes 10,519 38.63%
    No 16,714 61.37%

    Ballot Issue

    PROPOSED CITIZEN-INITIATED ORDINANCE PERTAINING TO RANKED VOTING

    An ordinance amending the City Code by the addition of a new section 7-104 requiring that all races for Mayor or Councilmember which include at least three (3) candidates be conducted using a ranked voting method that is consistent with the requirements of state law.

         WHEREAS, The current "plurality" elections often produces results in which candidates are elected without a clear majority of the vote and contributes to the "spoiler" effect, and,

         WHEREAS, Ranked voting allows voters to express fuller preferences by rank-ordering candidates, is more likely to produce a majority winner, mitigates the "spoiler" effect, and creates incentives for greater participation in elections and for positive campaigning; therefore,

          BE IT ENACTED by the voters of the city of Fort Collins that City Code be amended by the addition of a section 7-104 reading: "All races for Mayor or Councilmember including at least three candidates shall be conducted using a ranked voting method consistent with CRS 1-7-1003."

  • Citizen Initiated Ordinance
    (Library Park Construction)

    Outcome:

    Yes 24,022 86.64%
    No 3,705 13.36%

    Ballot Issue

    Proposed Citizen-Initiated Ordinance Amending People's Ordinance No. 2, 1975 Pertaining to Construction in Library Park

    An ordinance modifying People's Ordinance No. 2, 1975 — which ordinance presently states that Block 142 (previously known as Lincoln Park and now known as Library Park) shall continue to be a public park and that no more than 5% of the area devoted to open-space park purposes shall be used as the site for construction of additional buildings or parking facilities — to state instead that 85% of Library Park will remain open park space, so that the ground floor of the library building can be expanded, using existing Library District funds, by building down from the existing overhangs of the building, thereby adding 6,000 square feet to the building.

    BE IT ORDAINED AS FOLLOWS:

    That People's Ordinance No. 2, 1975 shall be modified to read that 85% of Library Park will remain open park space so that the ground floor of the library building can be expanded by building down from the existing overhangs, an addition of 6,000 square feet. This building remodel will be accomplished with existing Library District funds.

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