Downtown Partnership, a 501(c)(4) nonprofit, is the lead organization serving as a catalytic champion for Downtown Colorado Springs.
Partnership urges YES on 2A
Downtown Partnership urges a YES vote on ballot issue 2A, which asks voters to allow the City of Colorado Springs to retain about $4.7 million above the TABOR revenue cap to go toward acquisition and construction of a new police training facility. Downtown Partnership is a strong advocate for public safety, and a new training academy will help address staffing shortages by allowing for an additional training class of officers each year. The Partnership supports a wholistic approach to public safety, which takes many forms – including a well-trained and competitively compensated police force as well as alternatives to police response. We appreciate that a new academy increases opportunity for continuing education in de-escalation techniques and how to best assist those experiencing a mental health crisis. 2A does not increase taxes. For more information, go to ASaferColoradoSprings.org.
Ballots go out in the mail the week of Oct. 16, 2023, and must be received by 7 p.m. Nov. 7. There are two ballot drop-off locations in the Downtown area: the City Administration Building at 30 S. Nevada Ave. and Centennial Hall at 200 S. Cascade Ave.