If you missed the first public forum on term limits, there’s another chance to voice your views. El Paso County commissioners will hear more public testimony during Thursday’s regular meeting, which starts at 9 a.m. at the county office building, 27 E. Vermijo Ave.
This issue has been a topic of debate since last November’s election, when voters approved three, four-terms for most elected county officials. Vocal protesters are calling for a re-vote, saying the wording was deliberately confusing.
One of the most interesting developments is that this movement has become bipartisan. Democrats and Republicans have banded together to fight county government and get a question with clearer language on the Nov. 1 ballot.
The reason is simple, says Jeff Crank, a conservative radio talk show host and director of the Colorado chapter of Americans for Prosperity: “It’s not about term limits. It’s an issue of trust.”
Interestingly enough, voters who claim both GOP and Democrat affiliations also are fighting to let the outcome of last year’s ballot measure remain. Their point: every election is essentially a term limit and why should this ballot question be different from any other.
People who want a re-vote have a website: www.ElPasoCountyTermLimits.com.