September 16, 1961

    5 measures, four of which were placed before voters by the city council as non-binding “opinion polls.” By a 2-1 margin voters rejected the one measure brought to the ballot through citizen petition. It would have raised the pay raise for firefighters to be equal to that of police. Voters additionally told the council they did not want to divest the money-losing Breckenridge Hospital but they did endorse 52-42 percent a plan to shut down or sell a city-owned slaughterhouse.