Earlier this year, Colorado Springs’ former City Council placed an initiative on the ballot that would have increased their pay from $6,250 to $48,000. That measure was soundly defeated, with 80% of voters rejecting it. The ballot language was intentionally deceptive, and now the politicians are at it again, this time in Salida.
Those who follow politics in Colorado Springs remember the controversy during the 2010 election about deceptive ballot language. Now the ballots are out in the City of Colorado Springs and whoever was in charge of the wording did it again.