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Posted on: January 8, 2018

Citizen Advisory Committee members named; meeting scheduled for Jan. 9

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Town Council is moving forward in the process to implement the will of voters and establish a process for Castle Rock’s elected at-large Mayor. While the 2017 Special Election changed the overall structure of Town Council, the original citizen-initiated petition did not identify a few critical elements. Now, a Citizen Advisory Committee has been established to advise Council on next steps.

The committee was authorized at Town Council’s Dec. 5 meeting. Since then, applications have been received and interviews were conducted. Seven community members have been selected to serve on the committee.

The members of the Citizen Advisory Committee are:

•John Lamb
•Siegfried Guentensberger
•Michael Hays
•Kathie Shandro
•Randy Reed
•Linda Baumann
•Michael Waggoner

Additionally, three alternates were appointed: Tim Arvidson, Max Brooks and John Berry.

The committee’s purpose will be to advise Council on certain necessary changes to the Town Charter and a transition plan for Castle Rock’s new Town Council structure. Because any changes to the Charter require voter approval, another election will be required. Before a special election is outlined, the committee will review and advice Council on:

•Qualifications for Mayor, such as age, voting status, duration of residency in Castle Rock and the number of signatures required to get on the ballot
•Election date the Mayor will first be elected
•The timing to complete the necessary re-districting to six Council districts

The committee will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9, at Town Council Chambers to discuss their recommendations. This will be a public meeting. Download the agenda at CRgov.com/agendas.

Due to community interest, there will be time for public comment. That public comment will be limited to 1 hour, and each speaker will be allowed 4 minutes to address the committee. Following its meeting, the committee will present a formal recommendation during the regular Town Council meeting Tuesday, Jan. 16.

Town Council welcomes questions about this and any other Town topic at TownCouncil@CRgov.com. Keep up with the process, or sign up for email updates, at CRgov.com/CitizenCommittee.

The Town Charter is the Town’s foundational document. It defined the organization, powers, functions and essential procedures of the Town. Any changes require voter approval. Council is expected to plan a special election in the spring to finalize these elected mayor details.


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