What will it take to implement the voter-approved changes to Castle Rock’s Town Council structure?

Voters on Nov. 7 approved a citizen-initiated measure to change language in the Town Charter regarding how the Town’s Mayor is elected. Now, the Mayor will be elected at-large, and there will be six Councilmembers elected within six districts. While this election changed the language in the Town Charter regarding the overall structure of Town Council, the citizen-initiated petition that provided for the election did not identify critical elements such as qualifications for Mayor and a timeline for the transition to the new Council structure. These items must be identified in the Town Charter before the voter-approved changes can be implemented.

Because any change to the Town Charter requires voter approval, another election will be required. Town Council wants community input before asking voters to consider another series of Charter amendments. To do so quickly, efficiently and with public input, Town Council has formed a Citizen Advisory Committee, which has advised Council on:

  • Qualifications for Mayor, such as age, voting status, and duration of residency in Castle Rock
  • Election date the Mayor will first be elected
  • The timing and procedure to complete the necessary re-districting to six Council districts

Council anticipates a special election in spring 2018.

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1. New Mayor - volunteer or paid by a corporation or special interest group? (Charter B on special election states the mayor cannot be paid by Castle Rock)?
2. What will it take to implement the voter-approved changes to Castle Rock’s Town Council structure?
3. Is there an effort to change how Castle Rock’s mayor is elected?
4. Is the Town being sued about its solicitation ordinance?
5. Will there be a firework show off the Rock Saturday, Aug. 4?
6. Last fall, Council approved the development plans for the Hillside Community on Wolfensberger Road and Coachline. What is the current status?
7. What's happening with new cell towers in Town, including the proposal to add a tower at Quarry Mesa Open Space?
8. What is being built on the land between Liggett Road and the railroad tracks?
9. What is being built between Lowes and King Soopers? What retail store?
10. There is a large mound of soil behind the City Scape Homes on Meadows Pkwy. Will there be structures built on this soil? The adjacent homes are 60 ft high; I am concerned units will be built here.
11. How is the Town spending voter-approved TABOR revenue?
12. What is the purpose of the orange mesh & black tarp barriers along Native Legend Trail? And the blue flags?
13. Is Rock Park being re-zoned? What does that mean?
14. What happened at Safeway and King Soopers in mid-February 2018?
15. What work is planned for Meadows Parkway?
16. Is there info online about the vision of downtown? With rich history here, and classic architectural buildings, why new, crackerbox, no architectural value designs? What aesthetic are we going for?
17. Is the city considering taking over the Plum Creek Golf Club pool? If no, what is going to happen to the pool and parking lot- it has been left abandoned for 6 years.
18. What is happening at Festival Park?