Judge allows 10,000 signatures to recall 4 Westminster councilmembers over water bills dispute

WESTMINSTER, Colo. — In the late hours Friday night, an Adams County judge ruled on a case that could have a huge financial impact for everyone living in Westminster.

Bruce Baker was once a councilmember for the City of Westminster. Now, he’s part of a group trying to recall four current members for their role in a drastic increase in water bills over the last year.

“We’ve been delayed by more than five months now. We should’ve had this recall election in January. Probably the soonest we could have it now is June,” Baker said.

The delay started when 27,000 signatures were turned in to the City Clerk’s office calling for the recall. However, City Clerk Michelle Parker determined about one-third of those signatures didn’t qualify due to a technicality.

“I found out it was over an instruction page. A cover page, just like right here, that asked for your name and your phone number at the bottom,” Westminster resident Sandy Pospicil said.

Pospicil began collecting those signatures shortly after she received her August water bill.

“In 2019, I went to $758.64. In 2020, they went up to $1,112,” Pospicil said.

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