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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