Voters in Colorado Springs agreed to take taxpayers off the hook for Memorial Hospital debt problems.
Question 2B asked "Shall ordinance number 1854 that requires city council to levy a tax to pay for any operating deficit of memorial health system be repealed?"
Late Tuesday night, results showed voters indeed wanted that ordinance repealed 60% to 36%.
Tax payers haven't had to foot the bill in decades, but memorial recently lost $32 million. The loss was covered by reserve funds.
Repealing the ordinance is also seen as a step toward a new ownership model of Memorial Health Systems.