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Glenwood Springs' special election inches closer

Glenwood Springs, from the AHM vault
Amy Hadden Marsh
Glenwood Springs, from the AHM vault

A special election has been set for Glenwood Springs about changes to the city’s home rule charter. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh brought together the collection of events that have lead to this point.

"Marsh: On January 18th, the Glenwood Springs City Council approved a resolution for an April 23rd special election about changes to the city's development process. A citizens group called Keep Glenwood Glenwood circulated petitions last fall about the desired changes. and collected more than the 596 voter threshold by the January 2nd deadline. The group's website states that a vote in favor of ballot issue A will accomplish four things. If the city wants to annex land or sell land or water rights or build housing on any city land, the people get to vote on it. And, any development with more than four housing units has to be reviewed by the City's Planning and Zoning Commission and City Council.
On February 1st, the Glenwood Springs City Council addressed some confusion and mistakes made in transcribing the petition language into ballot language. City Manager Steve Boyd apologized to the Council and to John Banks, spokesperson for Keep Glenwood Glenwood.

Boyd: It was not intentional, but we didn't do a very good job, you know, making mistakes that embarrass us and waste your time and strain credibility of public trust are not values that we have.

Marsh: Those mistakes have since been corrected. Ballots are scheduled to be mailed to voters within the Glenwood Springs City limits on April 2nd, with the election set for April 23rd."

Amy Hadden Marsh’s reporting goes back to 1990 and includes magazine, radio, newspaper and online work. She has previously served as reporter and news director for KDNK Community Radio, earning Edward R. Murrow and Colorado Broadcasters Association awards for her work. She also writes for Aspen Journalism and received a Society of Professional Journalists’ Top of the Rockies award in 2023 for a story on the Uinta Basin Railway. Her photography has also won awards. She holds a Masters in Investigative Journalism from Regis University.