General Election 2022

November 8, 2022 General Election

Dacono registered electors will consider two ballot question amending the Dacono Home Rule Charter on November 8.  Ballots will be mailed the week of OCtober 17, 2022. For election information, or to register for Ballot Trax, visit the Weld County Department of Elections.

BALLOT QUESTION 2F

SHALL COMPENSATION PAID TO THE MAYOR BE INCREASED FROM $75.00 PER MONTH TO $500.00 PER MONTH, AND SHALL COMPENSATION PAID TO EACH CITY COUNCILMEMBER BE INCREASED FROM $50.00 PER MONTH TO $300.00 PER MONTH, WITH SUCH INCREASES TO TAKE EFFECT FOR ALL SUCH OFFICE HOLDERS ON JANUARY 1, 2023?

 ABOUT BALLOT QUESTION 2F

Approval of Ballot Question 2F would amend the City’s Municipal Code to increase Mayoral compensation from $75 per month to $500 per month and increase Councilmember compensation from $50 per month to $300 per month. The rate of compensation currently provided to the Mayor and Councilmembers was established forty-one years ago in 1981. If this ballot question is approved, the increase would become effective on January 1, 2023.

PROS AND CONS OF BALLOT QUESTION 2F

Pros: 

  • Provides greater incentives to citizens to become involved in public service
  • The City’s annual budget can accommodate the increase

Cons:

  • Some residents believe elected officials are currently compensated at sufficient rates 
  • This money could be used for other public services 

BALLOT QUESTION 2E

SHALL THE CITY OF DACONO HOME RULE CHARTER CONCERNING THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT BE AMENDED TO REFLECT THE JOB TITLE OF PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR IN ORDER TO MORE ACCURATELY REFLECT THE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF A PROFESSIONAL HOLDING SUCH POSITION?

 ABOUT BALLOT QUESTION 2E

Approval of Ballot Question 2E would amend the City’s Home Rule Charter to change the title of the Public Works Superintendent to Public Works Director.                                   

PROS AND CONS OF BALLOT QUESTION 2E

Pros: 

  • Change would update the job title to that which is commonly used in the Public Works field

Cons:

  • The current job title is sufficient so this change is unnecessary

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