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 […]

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 […]

SpringsTaxpayers.com is Persistent, Not Unglued

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During the July 7th Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) meeting, SpringsTaxpayers.com got a shout-out by Commissioner Mark Waller. It was during a conversation about potentially indemnifying certain actions by law enforcement. Take a look at what he had to say: Why would Commissioner Waller think SpringsTaxpayers.com watches the BOCC meetings? Because we are always watching […]

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 May Challenges Commission Transparency

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At the June 9, 2020 meeting of the El Paso Board of County Commissioners, the Fourth Judicial District Attorney asked some questions that piqued our interest. The Colorado Springs Independent covered that discussion here. They were the first and only media outlet to cover this story since our original reporting. You can watch the whole […]

County Commissioners: Release the Executive Session Recording

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In July 2019, El Paso County Commissioners took to executive session and talked about a poll that would cost the taxpayers $20,500. Seemingly, the County Commissioners intended for the poll results to determine whether voters would approve a County TABOR override ballot measure. Here’s how they described the reason for the executive session: This agenda […]