Taxpayer money might be spent to run campaigns for mayor, city council
DENVER -- Voters in Denver soon might be asked whether or not to allow taxpayers to fund campaigns for city council and mayor. On Tuesday, the Denver City Council advanced a measure that would, if approved by voters, implement the most progressive public finance laws in the state. "We want to level the playing field. We know it takes some money. We want to take the need for wealth and access to wealth out of the equation for being a good candidate," said Owen Perkins, a community activist promoting the ballot measure.