Change Address

VOTE411 Voter Guide

Denver Ballot Issue 2F Change Charter Language on Public Meetings to Respond to Pandemic Issues

Referred Measure 2F: Change Charter Language on Public Meetings to Respond to Pandemic IssuesTitle: A bill for an ordinance submitting to a vote of the registered electors of the City and County of Denver at a special municipal election to be held in conjunction with the coordinated election on November 3, 2020, a proposed amendment to the Charter of the City and County of Denver removing outdated language to modernize the conduct of public business.Background: Current charter language requires most meetings to be open to the public to attend and participate in person. In the times of quarantine and pandemic this is not desirable. The changes would keep the requirements of openness and transparency but would allow for remote or online meetings. Meetings would still be required to be fully recorded and all records would still be available.Major Provisions: Changes the city charter to remove prescriptive language about how City Council Business is conducted.

Click a candidate icon to find more information about the candidate. To compare two candidates, click the "compare" button. To start over, click a candidate icon.

  • Yes - For the Measure

  • No - Against the Measure

Those in favor say: -In person meetings, open to public attendance, are not currently desirable. This charter change would keep the requirements that meetings be accessible and fully recorded but would allow the City Council to adopt rules regarding online meetings when those are desirable.

-Moving prescriptive language from the charter to ordinance will allow Council to make necessary changes to rules.

Proponents: City Council
Those opposed say: -Some Council members question whether this change is needed at this time; others have expressed some concern over removing the prescriptive language from the Charter without replacing it elsewhere.

Opponents: No organized opposition