At Thursday’s regular meeting, El Paso County Commissioners agreed to hold an evening public meeting on Monday, June 27, at a time and location to be determined. The purpose: To gauge public sentiment about the term extension ballot measure that passed last November but that some voters now say was misleading.
At the board’s June 30 and July 7 meetings, commissioners will consider whether to put a reworded question on the Nov. 1 ballot, regarding whether time-in-office should be extended from a potential eight years, or two terms, to 12 years, or three terms. The public again can attend and voice their views at those meetings.
Commissioner Darryl Glenn offered suggested wording for three different options, and if he fails to get a majority three votes of the five commissioners for this November’s ballot, he said he will try again for the November 2012 ballot.
Voters approved three terms last year, which mean current Commissioners Sallie Clark and Dennis Hisey could run for a third term next November.