BoCC considers Liberty Zone petitions

Staff Writer

Supporters of designating Archuleta County as a “Liberty Zone” presented 11 petitions to Archuleta County Clerk and Recorder June Madrid on Nov. 26, seeking to have them placed on a ballot, creating a quandary for the Archuleta County Board of County Commissioners.

Currently, Colorado statutes do not allow for citizen initiatives at the county level unless a board of county commissioners approves using the municipality process, which would have to be approved before petitions on an approved topic are circulated. Only a BoCC can approve an item to be placed on a county ballot.

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This story was posted on December 19, 2013.

3 Responses to BoCC considers Liberty Zone petitions

  1. Haha

    December 19, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    Oh gee, don’t go giving any of the citizens what we want; why start now?

    You never know what might happen next!

  2. Lennie

    December 19, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    Not all the citizens want anarchy!

  3. Duane

    December 27, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    I looked at these petitions, and actually signed all of them. The process they underwent is completely legal under the Colorado Constitution. The BoCC isn’t familiar with it because “we the people” haven’t been exercising our authority. which our predecessors instilled within the law. Well… I”m awake now…. many other people are waking up with me! Down with Tyranny and long live Freedom!!