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City Manager Roy OttoRoy Otto is a native Coloradoan who graduated from Greeley West High School and earned a Bachelor's degree from Colorado State University. After completing his Master's degree in Public Administration and working in Florida, Roy came back to Greeley and in 2005 he was appointed City Manager.​

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  • Greeley Voters to Decide Charter and Tax Changes

    Jun 29, 2015

    It’s official!  The City Council has placed five items on the November ballot.  Here’s a quick rundown of the ballot measures.

    Every few years the City’s “local constitution” known as a home rule charter is reviewed and updates are suggested to help Greeley align with State and Federal laws and remove out-of-date provisions. 

    Charter Changes on the Ballot

    1. The first measure could remove a number of old provisions, including: sections that provided a

    transition in 1958 to a Home Rule city; sections that provided a transition in 1995 to a 4-ward election system; reference to the department of "Human Resources" in Article 16 because "Human Resources" is already provided for in Article 11; sections regarding the regulation of railroads because the City cannot regulate railroads—they are regulated by the U.S. Department of Transportation; and the 1958 article regarding alcoholic beverages that is no longer applicable.

    2. The second question would set term limitations for elected officials:  Term limits of 2 consecutive four-year terms for councilmembers and 4 two-year terms for Mayors were approved by voters in 1991; this ballot question would re-adopt the term limits in a manner consistent with a later change in state law.

    3. The third question asks voters to repeal the City Manager retention vote that’s now required every six years.


    Tax Questions on the Ballot

    1.  Greeley currently has a sales tax on groceries.  This ballot question asks voters to renew (for 5 years) that same tax of which 70% is used for road maintenance and the remaining for parks and City buildings.  The tax was first approved by voters in 1990 and has been re-approved every 5 years since. 

    2.  The City estimates that it will take $12 million per year to bring pavement conditions up to national standards, fix concrete and help reduce traffic congestion.  Voters are being asked to add an additional 0.65% sales tax (except on groceries) until December 31, 2022 to help pay for road maintenance and improvements to streets, curbs and sidewalks throughout Greeley.  The tax would cost consumers an additional 65 cents on every $100 purchase for seven years.

    Please vote!


    Roy H. Otto
    City Manager