Denver set for UFO vote - The Denver Post
The initiative would require the city to create the world’s first government-sanctioned extraterrestrial affairs commission.
Peckman, 56, a Denver resident stresses that the initiative requires the commission to be financed from grants, gifts and donations, without requiring any money from the city budget.He was busy this past week preparing an eight-page voter guide outlining why voters should support his efforts to bring a commission to Denver that will study UFOs and beings from outer space.
Peckman contends that the the U.S. government for years has suppressed information about aliens from outer space visiting earth.
“Everyone should ask the elected officials why they won’t release this information,” Peckman said. “I just know there is a cover-up, and we should dig into this and find out why and find out how we could benefit from this information the government is withholding from us the people.”
To get the initiative on the ballot, Peckman submitted 10,000 signatures, of which 4,211 were deemed valid. He needed 3,974 to get the matter on the ballot.
Bryan Bonner, 43, said he and four others have formed a group to fight Peckman’s ballot initiative. He said he fears the commission will cost the city money despite Peckman’s pledge that no tax money will be tapped.