Local Activists Against Ten New Colorado Springs Police Officers Hires. Do They Speak for You?

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Photo Credit: City of Colorado Springs Colorado Springs City Council held a call-in budget town-hall at the end of October. Something we heard was alarming. Some self-identified Socialists and other community activist commenters are putting pressure on City Council Members to oppose the Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) increased 2021 budget. The increased funding allows for […]

El Paso County Moves to Orange Level COVID-19 Restrictions Starting on November 13th

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El Paso County Government was informed today that effective Friday, November 13th, at 5 p.m. residents will be moving to the more restrictive COVID-19 “Orange Level.” What does that mean? Restrictions in the Orange Level include: Houses of Worship: Up to 25% capacity, or 50 people Gyms: Up to 25% capacity, or 25 people indoors; […]

Commissioner Gonzalez says “Stick it!”

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“In regards to the Governor and State Public Health’s decision to place El Paso County under stricter guidance beginning tomorrow, here is my individual, official response. The Governor’s decisions continue to harm and indeed devastate our local and state small businesses, and our families, our working families, even as he makes those decisions absent all […]

No Sunset on COS Ballot Question 2A

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Ballot question language has long been a problem in Colorado state and local government, especially when it comes to tax issues. Come election time, politicians and bureaucrats predict what language will work best in their mission to get you to part with your hard-earned money. It’s all about “selling it” to you. Through telephone polls, […]

Internal City Emails: Use TABOR money for Transit and Affordable Housing

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Throughout the week, we are sharing reasons why you should vote NO on Colorado Springs ballot question 2A. First, Rebecca laid out why the City doesn’t need any more of your money. Second was Sunday’s blog that detailed how the City’s finance office personnel are grotesquely celebrating a new revenue stream, namely more of your […]

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 […]

El Paso County Destroys Tapes After We Asked For Them

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Photo Credit: Pondering Principles Many of you have been following the multiple blogs about SpringsTaxpayers.com’s attempts to obtain El Paso County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) Executive Session Audio Recordings. In June and July of 2019, the BOCC entered into executive sessions (not open to public) to discuss a prospective TABOR overage ballot issue. In […]