History of Castle Pines

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October 2006: A committee was formed to explore incorporating the City of Castle Pines North as a means for local residents to protect and have greater control over their community and future.


December 2006: A petition for incorporation was filed with Douglas County District Court.


July 2007: A Douglas County district judge approved the incorporation petition.


August 2007: An election commission comprised of Castle Pines citizen volunteers selected the date for incorporation election.


Nov. 6, 2007: Castle Pines voters overwhelmingly approved the issue of incorporation by a margin of approximately 4-to-1.


Feb. 12, 2008: The City of Castle Pines North became a reality when the city’s first mayor, treasurer, city clerk and city council were elected.


March 10, 2008: Elected city officials were officially sworn in before a crowd of citizens, then immediately began work and conducted the city’s first council meeting.


Nov. 2, 2010: Castle Pines voters approved changing the official name of the City of Castle Pines North to the City of Castle Pines.


Nov. 6, 2018: Residents voted in favor of moving toward Home Rule and elected community members to serve on the Home Rule Charter Commission.


May 14, 2019: Residents voted in support of changing the City’s government structure to Home Rule. On this date, the City became the 102nd, and newest, home rule municipality in Colorado.