Englewood City Board & Commission Question (November 2011)

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AnEnglewood City Board & Commission Question was on the November 1, 2011 ballot in the city of Englewood, which is in Arapahoe County.

This measure was approved

  • YES 3,094 (70.06%)Approveda
  • NO 1,322 (29.94%)[1]

This measure sought to amend the city code so that City Commissioners could not serve and have a position on a city board or commission unless it is designated for an elected official. Residents should have these positions and others noted that they should have first priority. The measure will also limit the term limits for residents serving on these boards or commissions to three terms.[2]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

Shall THE ENGLEWOOD MUNICIPAL CODE of the City of Englewood, Colorado be amended by changing the Code to provide: In order to broaden the opportunities for public service and guard against excessive concentrations of power, no appointed voting member of any Board or Commission in the City of Englewood shall hold any elected public office unless specifically designated by the Englewood City Charter. In the event an existing member of any Board or Commission is elected to public office that member shall be required to resign their position. Each member of a Board or Commission will have the opportunity to serve up to three terms per Board or Commission, when a term expires that member will have the opportunity to be reappointed to that same Board or Commission after a 4 year period.[3][4]