With just two days until election day, most voters and local reporters alike are focusing on the presidential candidates at the top of the ballot. Receiving justifiably less attention is Mayor Michael Hancock’s Measure 2A. Unlike the outcome of the presidential race, however, the de-Brucing initiative will have a direct and tangible outcome on Denver residents — its passage would result in restored library hours, additional police and firefighter hiring, and new public works projects, among other benefits. Critics, however, rightfully point out that area business groups either oppose or abstained from supporting the measure, citing concerns over increased property tax rates.
Still, there’s little organized opposition to 2A, compared to a robust “Yes” campaign that enjoys the full and high-profile support of Denver’s mayor and most of its city councilors.
We want to hear from you. Will Measure 2A pass on Tuesday or will city employees have to resign themselves to continued furlough days? A poll follows. Remember, we want to know whether you realistically think the measure will pass, not if you want it to.