County Lawsuit: Tax Dollars Used to Silence Citizen

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Photo Credit:Frontiers of Freedom Want the short version of the story? The El Paso County Board of County Commissioners was vague about its reason for going into two executive sessions. County bureaucrats destroyed the records when they knew I was asking for them, and when public attention was heating up. They told me to get […]

Mountain Shadows Neighbors to Plead Case Opposing Re-Zoning

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Photo Credit: Denver Post Just 2 weeks into 2021, multiple readers have contacted us about different land development projects and upcoming zoning changes impacting their neighborhoods. The City of Colorado Springs is on a quest to increase population density. The terms “infill” and “density” are repeated over and over again in PlanCOS, the 2019 City […]

Why Amendment B Deserves a NO Vote

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Photo Credit: Auburn Examiner Ballots are now hitting mailboxes throughout El Paso County. We appreciate that you, the SpringsTaxpayers.com readers, do your homework at election time. Several of you have contacted us about Amendment B —the repeal of the Gallagher Amendment. A bipartisan group of legislators came up with the repeal idea, and referred it […]

SpringsTaxpayers.com is Persistent, Not Unglued

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During the July 7th Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) meeting, SpringsTaxpayers.com got a shout-out by Commissioner Mark Waller. It was during a conversation about potentially indemnifying certain actions by law enforcement. Take a look at what he had to say: Why would Commissioner Waller think SpringsTaxpayers.com watches the BOCC meetings? Because we are always watching […]

DA Dan May on Probable Cause and Restaurants Re-Opening

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Photo Credit: Colorado Springs Utilities During the May 14th Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) meeting, El Paso County Commissioners unanimously approved a variance request to allow El Paso County restaurant dining rooms to re-open under new El Paso County Public Health (EPCPH) department rules. That variance request will now head to the Governor’s office for […]