Local Activists Against Ten New Colorado Springs Police Officers Hires. Do They Speak for You?

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Photo Credit: City of Colorado Springs Colorado Springs City Council held a call-in budget town-hall at the end of October. Something we heard was alarming. Some self-identified Socialists and other community activist commenters are putting pressure on City Council Members to oppose the Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) increased 2021 budget. The increased funding allows for […]

El Paso County Moves to Orange Level COVID-19 Restrictions Starting on November 13th

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El Paso County Government was informed today that effective Friday, November 13th, at 5 p.m. residents will be moving to the more restrictive COVID-19 “Orange Level.” What does that mean? Restrictions in the Orange Level include: Houses of Worship: Up to 25% capacity, or 50 people Gyms: Up to 25% capacity, or 25 people indoors; […]

No Sunset on COS Ballot Question 2A

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Ballot question language has long been a problem in Colorado state and local government, especially when it comes to tax issues. Come election time, politicians and bureaucrats predict what language will work best in their mission to get you to part with your hard-earned money. It’s all about “selling it” to you. Through telephone polls, […]

Internal City Emails: Use TABOR money for Transit and Affordable Housing

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Throughout the week, we are sharing reasons why you should vote NO on Colorado Springs ballot question 2A. First, Rebecca laid out why the City doesn’t need any more of your money. Second was Sunday’s blog that detailed how the City’s finance office personnel are grotesquely celebrating a new revenue stream, namely more of your […]

Colorado Springs Plastic Bag Tax Ballot Issue Heats Up

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Photo Credit: The Gazette During the June 22nd Colorado Springs City Council Work Session, Councilwoman Yolanda Avila presented her new pet project. She has her sights set on a potential ballot issue for the November 3rd election. If passed, the new ordinance intends to change the behavior of shoppers. Avila wants consumers to pay for […]

Mask Ordinance to Swiftly Move Through Council

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Photo Credit: Poor Richard’s Downtown Facebook Page This afternoon on July 10th, an addition was made to Monday’s Colorado Springs City Council Work Session Agenda. The Council members will discuss a mandatory face mask ordinance. Less than 24 hours later, Council members plan to hurriedly vote on the ordinance during Tuesday’s regular City Council meeting. […]

Martin Drake Closure and Renewable Energy Plan

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On June 26th, as citizens were immersed in the never-ending news cycle of Black Lives Matter demonstrations, and the latest on COVID-19, Colorado Springs environmentalists were making copious numbers of phone calls into the Colorado Springs Utilities (CSU) board meeting. These environmentalists were chiming in on the goal to close the Martin Drake Power Plant […]

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 […]