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Initiative Guidelines
In an effort to assist citizens with the initiative process, the City Clerk's Office has developed Initiative Guidelines (pdf format), which attempt to explain the process in a simple chronological manner. The Fort Collins City Charter grants the registered electors of Fort Collins the power to propose ordinances or resolutions to the City Council, and, if the Council fails to adopt such proposed measure, to adopt or reject such ordinance or resolution at the polls.

Questions regarding the initiative process should be directed to the City Clerk's Office by calling 970.221.6515 or

The Initiative Guidelines do not apply to Charter Amendments, which are governed by State Statute. Please consult with the City Clerk's Office (by calling 970.221.6515 or contacting Wanda Nelson at ) regarding the process for Charter Amendments.