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 […]

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 […]