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

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.