ABOUT THE PETITION
Direct elect our Mayor with Ranked Choice Voting
Boulder is the largest city in Colorado that does not directly elect its mayor. The current method for selecting our mayor (wherein council members appoint one of themselves) is a holdover from our small-town days. This method gives the citizens of Boulder no voice and no choice in mayoral selection.
Let the citizens of Boulder directly elect our mayor like every other peer city in Colorado. To be sure that a majority of the citizens elect the mayor, we propose using the "Instant Runoff" version of Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) for the mayoral election.