Campaign Wants Denver Voters To Make Decision On '30 Games Bid
A group of Colorado political organizers, including former Gov. Dick Lamm, are "launching a campaign that could give Denver voters the ultimate decision on the city's financial involvement in a potential bid" for the '30 Winter Games, according to Andrew Kenney of the DENVER POST. City officials and business leaders have been looking at the '30 Games since December, when Mayor Michael Hancock "convened an 'exploratory' group of influential people." That group "recommended that Denver pursue" a bid. The new counter-effort would give local voters "significant influence over that bid." If it succeeds, residents would "decide whether the city government can spend any public money or resources to support" the Games. If they collect about 4,800 valid signatures, the question "will appear on local ballots" for the elections this coming May. The campaign is being called "Let Denver Vote." The USOC "hasn't announced formal plans" for '30 (DENVER POST, 9/11).