Samantha Davis
Westminster City Council Jettisons Ill-Advised Burden on Landlords
DENVER (May 20, 2014) – Compass Colorado has learned that last night, after an executive session, the Westminster City Council voted to kill a measure that would have required landlords to provide voter registration documents to new tenants under penalty of fine.

One Westminster councillor said:

“We will no longer be going forward with Councillors bill 12, the ordinance that would require landlords to provide voter information. That proposal has been tabled indefinitely.”

Kelly Maher, executive director of Compass Colorado, offered this statement in response to news that the proposed ordinance had been killed: 

“Those members of the Westminster City Council who previously supported the measure deserve credit for reconsidering their support once the many negative ramifications of the ordinance came to light,” said Kelly Maher, executive director of Compass Colorado. “That said, councillor and state house candidate, Faith Winter showed that she’s willing to throw small business owners under the bus to further her own political aspirations. It’s unlikely this is the last we’ve heard of measures like this, and we cannot allow something as important a voter registration be hijacked by radical political special interests.”

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