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. […]
Uncovering Red Light Camera Locations in Colorado Springs SpringsTaxpayers.com has been bringing you information about the City of Colorado Springs’ plan to reinstall Red Light Cameras (RLCs). Here is a good overview of the history. The National Motorists Association has been looking in to the issue of RLCs across the country, and they have a significant […]
We’ve been following the odd story about Colorado Springs City Council President Richard Skorman’s appearance at the scene of a car accident. Fox 21 News originally covered the story. On April 7th, Jeff Crank interviewed the accident Victim, Barb Sutherland, on his radio show on KVOR. The segment starts at 1:11 in to the podcast. […]
By: Laura Carno SpringsTaxpayers.com is following a story that has not been broadly reported, but may cost taxpayers $570,000. Sounds crazy, but here goes. In the Colorado Springs City Council work session on March 12, 2018, there was discussion about the transfer of land from the City to a local non-profit, Greccio Housing, for the […]
By Rebecca Marshall On Thursday, February 8th, Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) held a meeting at the Monument Library to discuss their project to widen I-25 from Monument to Castle Rock. I arrived 2 minutes late to find the meeting well under way. In fact, another attendee advised me that the meeting had started 15 […]