Recently, Rebecca and Laura from SpringsTaxpayers were invited to chat with some folks from a Colorado Springs-based civil engineering firm, and a representative for the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT). Why in the world would they want to talk to us? Well, they are working on the improvement plans at the intersection of Research Parkway […]
Colorado Springs City Councilman Don Knight’s high school English teacher would be proud, as he has a solid grasp of the definitions of the words “menace” and “blight”. Words mean things to Councilman Knight. During the City Council Work Session on June 24th, Knight took a strong stand and said he would not support creation […]
Last week, SpringTaxpayers.com asked whether taxpayers should pick up Colorado Springs City Council President Richard Skorman’s legal bills for his ethics violation. As a reminder it was nearly $10k! Earlier this week, the City contacted us concerning Skorman’s previously heavily redacted attorney invoices. The details of the initial invoices were largely blacked out, but now […]
Here at SpringsTaxpayers.com, we are committed to following up on stories that interest our readers. No doubt, many of you recall Colorado Springs City Council President Richard Skorman’s, “Do-you-know-who-I-am?” interference in an accident scene last year, and the lengthy ethics investigation that followed. It was subsequently uncovered that the driver Skorman tried to protect had a […]
A few days ago, City Councilman Bill Murray received a letter from an attorney representing the Citadel and Chapel Hills Malls. The attorney requested that the City offer the two malls the same incentives that they provided to Scheels Sporting Goods. Attorneys for Bass Pro and other developers have also gone on record with their […]
At SpringsTaxpayers.com, we have been asked over the past month about our position on the collective bargaining ballot issue for Colorado Springs Firefighters. To be clear, we appreciate those who serve us. We also believe public safety should be the highest priority for Colorado Springs City government. Colorado Springs Firefighters are top-notch men and women […]
The dreaded pollster call is a common, unwelcomed interruption for those of us who still have landlines. Earlier this month when the phone rang, one particular phone poll was too inviting to refuse. A poll asking for my opinion about the Colorado Springs City Council? Sure! What an intriguing topic! What were the questions on […]
I’m against giving $16,000,000 of taxpayer’s money to Shields. Why not use this money, or part of it, to repair roads. The pot holes are playing havoc with our cars.
The recent emphasis on bike lanes makes no sense after so many years of building suburbia and zoning for cars. You can’t bike to work without needing a shower.
Research Pkwy was reduced to 2 lanes each way and the third was converted to a huge bike lane about 18 months ago; it was subsequently converted back at huge taxpayer expense in both conversions. The final reason given was that the Traffic Department of COS had unilaterally decided there needed to be bike lanes. […]