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Voters to decide city and school races, county term limits

Lakewood voters will decide three contested City Council races. Two contested school board battles and a pair of county term limit proposals also are on the Nov. 3 ballot.

Decision on ballot question expected within week

Decision on ballot question expected within week

A hearing officer will decide validity of petitions. If they are OK, City Council can adopt the citizen-initiated ordinance or send it to voters.

Lakewood spending outpaces revenue from lagging economy

The $2 million+ revenue shortfalls over each of the next two years will be covered by money from the city’s savings. Some one-time fixes and a 14-week delay in a pay raise for city staff are planned. But members of the city’s budget panel expressed concern, especially about the 2010 budget forecast.

Council tables call for vote on Charter amendment

Council agrees to mayor’s request to delay consideration of proposal asking voters to limit special elections. The issue is expected to remain in limbo for more than seven months.

Council modifies conformity plan after uproar

Council modifies conformity plan after uproar

Revised proposal places more control in hands of property owners instead of granting more power to RTD, CDoT and other agencies.

Proposal to nullify property damage caused by transportation projects raises concern

Proposal to nullify property damage caused by transportation projects raises concern

City Council, bowing to the wishes of affected citizens, voted late Monday night to allow property owners, not government agencies, to seek administrative relief through a declaration of conformity.

City Council approves revised Subdivision Ordinance

Rewrite raises questions about compliance with City Charter and eliminating City Council from part of the appeals process, but would simplify process for the average property owner.

Little withdraws from Ward 4 Council race

Little withdraws from Ward 4 Council race

Departure leaves two candidates for the seat being vacated by Doug Anderson, who is not seeking a second term. Little cited ethical reasons for withdrawing.

Three candidates seek Ward 4 Council seat

Three candidates seek Ward 4 Council seat

Candidates say they would cure what they see as a gap in City Hall’s communication with citizens if elected in November 3 election. One seat in each of Lakewood’s five Wards is up for grabs.

Housing Authority ends agreement with city

Housing Authority ends agreement with city

LHA director tells City Council the agency will operate under state authority. Move from City Hall into new headquarters to be complete by April 20.

Proposed subdivision regulations raise hackles at meeting

Proposed subdivision regulations raise hackles at meeting

City Hall’s plan to rewrite the subdivision regulations does away with required traffic studies and places more decisions in the hands of administrators.

Council gets look at proposed Subdivision ordinance

Council gets look at proposed Subdivision ordinance

Document would streamline and simplify process but some provisions come under question.