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Campaign Finance/Elections Working Group

In December 2017, City Council requested that the city manager establish a small working group for analysis of the charter and code provisions. The council’s expectation is that the working group will prepare recommendations to tighten existing provisions regarding campaign finance, clarify certain requirements regarding elections and simplify filing provisions for initiatives and referenda. The working group was appointed by the city manager with the advice and consent of the City Council. 

Members of the Working Group are as follows:

Appointed members: Matt Benjamin, Ed Byrne, Allyn Feinberg, Mark McIntyre, Rionda Osman-Jouchoux, Steve Pomerance, Evan Ravitz,  Michael Schreiner, John Spitzer and Valerie Yates

City Staff: Lynnette Beck, Tammye Burnette, David Gehr, Kathy Haddock, and Rewa Ward

Election/Campaign Finance Attorney Advisor: Geoff Wilson 

View the Campaign Finance/Elections Working Group Charter pdf and Working Group Ground Rules pdf.

 A presentation on election matters recommendations was made on April 17, 2018. Working Group Report pdf Presentation to Council pdf

A final report was presented at the December 11 Study Session.

A meeting of the Subcommittee on Drafting was held on January 7 at 4:00 pm. The memorandum for this meeting is here:

January 7 Subcommittee Memorandum pdf.  The Subcommittee discussed various means to prepare the ordinances for the February 19 Council meeting and a proposed drafting outline is here: Proposed drafting outline for 13-2 pdf


Working Group Resources:

Initiatives and Referendum:

Working Group Staff Memos:

City Ballot Measures - History pdf

Memo re electronic signatures pdf

Memo re use of random sample ot check for sufficiency of signatures on petitions in CO pdf

Use of electronic signatures on petitions for Home Rule Charter amendments pdf


Campaign Finance:

Working Group Staff Memos:

Memo re Campaign Finance Citation List pdf

Colorado Constitution pdf

Cases:

Boulder Caselaw Schematic pdf

Colorado Union of Taxpayers Foundation Complaint pdf

Denver Answer and Affirmative Defenses 2017 pdf

Russell v Sorrell pdf

 

Sample Statutes from other Municipalities:

Berkeley Municipal Code Elections pdf

Denver Municipal Code Elections pdf

Denver Revised Municipal Code Campaign Finance pdf

Seattle City Code Elections pdf

Home Rule Municipalities Matrix of Charters pdf

State Code Elections pdf

Electioneering Communication - Denver Ordinance pdf

 

Guidelines for Candidates/Official Candidate Committees, Unofficial Candidate Committees and Issue Committees for the General Municipal Election November 7, 2017 pdf

Elections Materials:

Outline of Chapter 13-2 pdf

Outline of Chapter 13-4 pdf

Proposed Changes to Chapter 13-2 docx

Proposed Changes to Chapter 13-4 docx


The 2018 Campaign Finance Elections Working Group meetings:

  • May 9 - West Senior Center, Creekside Room, 909 Arapahoe, Boulder, CO- Canceled 
  • May 23 - West Senior Center, Creekside Room, 909 Arapahoe, Boulder, CO
  • June 13 - West Senior Center, Creekside Room, 909 Arapahoe, Boulder, CO
  • June 27  - West Senior Center, Creekside Room, 909 Arapahoe, Boulder, CO
  • July 11 - West Senior Center, Creekside Room, 909 Arapahoe, Boulder, CO - Canceled 
  • July 25 - West Senior Center, Creekside Room, 909 Arapahoe, Boulder, CO
  • August 8 - West Senior Center, Creekside Room, 909 Arapahoe, Boulder, CO- Canceled
  • August 22 -West Senior Center, Creekside Room, 909 Arapahoe, Boulder, CO
  • September 26 - West Senior Center, Creekside Room, 909 Arapahoe, Boulder, CO
  • November 1 - West Senior Center, Creekside Room, 909 Arapahoe, Boulder, CO - meeting time is 4:30 to 7:00 pm

Meeting Dates and Materials

Date Meeting Materials

Jan. 31, 2018

Feb. 13, 2018

March 1, 2018

March 14, 2018

April 11, 2018

April 17, 2018

April 25, 2018

May 23, 2018

June 13, 2018 

June 27, 2018

July 25, 2018

August 14 Council Meeting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 22, 2018

 

 

August 29, 2018

 

 

 

September 26, 2018

 

 

November 1, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Agenda pdf | Meeting Packet pdf

Agenda pdf | Meeting Packet pdf

Agenda pdf Meeting Packet pdf Revised Meeting Summary pdf

Agenda pdf Meeting Packet pdf  Table of Contents pdf Meeting Summary docx

Agenda docx Meeting Packet pdf

Report to Council April 17, 2018 pdf

Agenda docx Meeting Packet pdf

Agenda pdf Meeting Packet pdf

Agenda pdf Meeting Notes May 23, 2018 pdf

 

Boulder Table C docx Entity Transparency docx

Memo on Entity Transparency Chart docx

Agenda docx  Problem Statement Dark Money docx

Reference Cases

Russell vs. Sorrell pdf  McCutcheon vs. Federal Election Commission pdf

Holland vs. Williams pdf  Speech Now.org vs Federal Elections Commission pdf

 

Changes to 13-2 docx

 

August 14 CFEWG 2nd Rdg Agenda Memo PACKET docx

August 14 Memo and Attachments pdf

Ordinance 8272 2nd reading Aug 14 docx

Ordinance 8273 2nd reading Aug 14 docx

Ordinance 8274 2nd reading Aug 14 docx

 

August 22, 2018 Meeting Agenda pdf

August 22, 2018 Meeting Packet pdf

 

Campaign Finance Elections Working Group Subcommittee Meeting 

3 pm to 6 pm, West Senior Center, 909 Arapahoe

Creekside Room 

September 26, 2018 Meeting Agenda pdf

September 26, 2018 Meeting Packet pdf

Meeting Notes from 11.1.18 Meeting docx