Suthers Critical of “Would-Be Traffic Engineer” Citizens

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Photo Credit: @MayorOfCOS Twitter Account On November 13th, Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers appeared on KVOR’s Richard Randall Show. Follow the links at the bottom of this blog to listen to the 6-minute segment we found most interesting, or to review the transcription. The Mayor didn’t have warm, fuzzy things to say about SpringsTaxpayers.com. At […]

Colorado Springs to Request PPRTA Money for Transportation Capacity Reduction

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The City of Colorado Springs is in hot pursuit of our tax dollars, and not just through the renewal of Ballot Question 2C. We have been hearing from officials at the City of Colorado Springs that 2C money hasn’t been used for bike lane infrastructure. Yesterday, we published a blog showing they are doing just […]

2C Pothole Tax Renewal: Déjà Vu All Over Again

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Photo Credit: Sam the Shovel Leaner Municipal ballots will be arriving in mailboxes between October13th and October 18th. One of the Colorado Springs ballot questions asks whether voters want to continue to be additionally taxed for road repairs and improvements for 5 more years. In 2015, the original 2C was passed. We wrote a blog […]

Don’t Be That City: Georgetown, TX was not a renewable energy utopia

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Photo description: Colorado Springs Utilities Energy Workshop On August 28th, Colorado Springs Utilities (CSU) held an Energy Workshop. Not surprisingly, the hot topic was the closure of the Martin Drake Power Plant. Most of the citizens in attendance pushed for closure of the coal-fired power plant as soon as possible —no matter the cost or […]

What’s Up With The Old Southgate Sears Building?

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Photo credit: Sears Recently, a concerned reader contacted SpringsTaxpayers and asked if we had heard anything about a Feasibility Study that addresses turning the vacant Southgate Sears location into a homeless facility of some type. It was news to us! We did some exploring and filed a Colorado Open Records Act (CORA) request for emails […]