DA May Challenges Commission Transparency

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At the June 9, 2020 meeting of the El Paso Board of County Commissioners, the Fourth Judicial District Attorney asked some questions that piqued our interest. The Colorado Springs Independent covered that discussion here. They were the first and only media outlet to cover this story since our original reporting. You can watch the whole […]

County Commissioners: Release the Executive Session Recording

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In July 2019, El Paso County Commissioners took to executive session and talked about a poll that would cost the taxpayers $20,500. Seemingly, the County Commissioners intended for the poll results to determine whether voters would approve a County TABOR override ballot measure. Here’s how they described the reason for the executive session: This agenda […]

Commissioner Gonzalez Will Not Comply with the Governor’s Orders

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Photo Credit: El Paso County Update: On May 21, Jon Caldara of Denver’s Independence Institute sat down with Commissioner Longinos Gonzales, to talk about his statement to the Governor that he will not comply with his executive orders. Take a listen to this 20-minute interview.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V79avRVwsgs At today’s meeting of the El Paso County Commissioners, […]

City Council Members Respond to our GoG Road Closure Blog

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Last week, we posted a blog about local anti-automobile activists seeking to close Garden of the Gods roads to automobile use. See that blog here. Many readers contacted us this week to complain that their emails to City Council members were bouncing back, and that they weren’t able reach several Council members to share their […]

The Pandemic is not an Opportunity for Political Shenanigans

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During this pandemic, government should be focused on saving lives, and minimizing the pandemic’s impact on the economy. That’s it. But some people and organizations are looking to use the pandemic to further political agendas. We have a sharp ear out for that. On April 2nd, Toole Design hosted an online webinar called, “Rebalancing Streets […]

Get Your Own “Would-Be Traffic Engineer” Bumper Sticker

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A few months ago, we reported on a radio interview, where Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers appeared on KVOR’s Richard Randall show. During that interview, Mayor Suthers was questioned by a caller to the show about all the bike lanes and road dieting in Colorado Springs. In response, he stated: “We have traffic engineers and […]

Mayhurst Proposed Closure Reveals a Stunning Lack of Transparency

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Updated 2/4/2020 with the following statement from area resident Lisa Gerleman: “It was good to see almost unanimous neighborhood opposition to the closure of Mayhurst Avenue at the January 16 meeting. After Mr. Skorman and the City traffic department witnessed the huge outcry from Cheyenne Canon residents and the Broadmoor Fire Chief‘s disapproval of the […]