New Study Sheds Light on Failure of Public Safety Initiative

By: KKCO - Email
By: KKCO - Email

When voters shot down the public safety initiative on the November ballot the city was left wondering why. Now a new study is shedding some light on why folks were against it.

The city did a post-election analysis conducting everything from one on one interviews to focus groups and phone surveys. More than 1,500 people gave their thoughts on why they believed 2A and 2B failed.

Some told the city maybe it was because of the economic downturn or maybe the scope of the project was too big and expensive. Some surveyed also said the ballot language was confusing and maybe the TABOR question threw voters off.

The study also found that overall people recognized the need for a new public safety facility.

The findings have been turned over to the city manager who with City Council will decide what the next step will be.

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