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In late July, every registered voter in Castle Rock will receive a ballot in the mail. The ballot is a Special Election mandated by our Town Council. The ballot will feature two questions, A and B.
Vote “NO” on A
No open carry of firearms in town-owned buildings and parks!
Completed ballots can be mailed back to Town Hall, 100 N. Wilcox St., using a 49-cent stamp. Or, ballots can be returned in person to Town Hall, or The Douglas County Elections Office, 125 Stephanie Place.
All ballots must be received by 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19th.
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Issue A will be on a Castle Rock Special Election ballot in August as a measure to maintain or repeal the Open Carry of Firearms Ordinance in the Town’s Municipal Code.The question on the ballot reads as follows:
SHALL TOWN COUNCIL ORDINANCE 2014-03 BE APPROVED WHICH ORDINANCE REVOKES THE AUTHORITY OF THE TOWN MANAGER UNDER THE MUNICIPAL CODE TO PROHIBIT THE OPEN CARRYING OF FIREARMS WITHIN MUNICIPAL BUILDINGS, PARKS, RECREATION AREAS AND OTHER MUNICIPAL PROPERTIES OWNED OR OPERATED BY THE TOWN OF CASTLE ROCK?
A “NO” vote will keep the current municipal code and allow the Town Manager to post signage prohibiting open carry of firearms in public facilities and parks, such as the Recreational Center, Town Hall, Butterfield Park and other Town-owned properties.
A “YES” vote will revoke the Town Manager's authority, signage will be removed from Town property and openly carried guns will be allowed.
Below is the current sign on the Rec Center door and sign posted in Butterfield park. These signs will be removed if "A" passes.
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Concerned Citizens of Castle Rock is a non partisan grassroots organization. We are all Castle Rock Residents from many different neighborhoods who got together because we were concerned with the Town Council's decision to repeal an exisiting Ordinance which prohibited the open carry in Town-owned buildings and parks, such as the Town Hall and the Recreational Center, where there is public debate and children at play. Some of us are concealed weapon carriers and others have no interest in guns what so ever. But we all agreed on one issue: The open carry of firearms is too extreme and is not in the best interest of this community.
Many other groups and individuals in the community have agreed such as:
- Planning Commission
- Public Safety Commission
- Chief of Police
- Fire Chief
- Councilmember Chip Wilson
- Councilmember Mark Heath
- former Councilmember Clark Hammelman
- former Mayor Randy Reed
- former Mayor Millie Bennett
- former Mayor Don Jones
- over 90% of all Town employees and staff
- over 2500 Castle Rock residents that signed the Referendum petition