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 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 […]

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 […]