Is there an effort to change how Castle Rock’s mayor is elected?

Yes, there is a citizen-driven initiative to change the Town’s Charter. The proposed change would amend the Castle Rock Town Charter to allow for the at-large, town-wide election of the office of Mayor. In addition, it will include district changes. Town Council currently consists of seven members elected from the district they live in. Currently, the Mayor is appointed. The proposed amendment would reduce the number from seven to six districts.

The acting Town Clerk deemed there are a sufficient number of valid signatures for the effort to go forward. State Statute required Town Council to set a ballot question and call an election. The special election has been set for Nov. 7. Town Council also directed staff to develop an educational mailer for residents. The purpose is to help voters understand the question as they fill out their ballot. As part of the mailer, Town staff has been identifying draft arguments for and draft arguments against the Charter amendment. Residents now have the opportunity to submit feedback regarding the mailer messaging.

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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?