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 […]

Commissioner Gonzalez Will Not Comply with the Governor’s Orders

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Photo Credit: El Paso County Update: On May 21, Jon Caldara of Denver’s Independence Institute sat down with Commissioner Longinos Gonzales, to talk about his statement to the Governor that he will not comply with his executive orders. Take a listen to this 20-minute interview.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V79avRVwsgs At today’s meeting of the El Paso County Commissioners, […]

DA Dan May on Probable Cause and Restaurants Re-Opening

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Photo Credit: Colorado Springs Utilities During the May 14th Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) meeting, El Paso County Commissioners unanimously approved a variance request to allow El Paso County restaurant dining rooms to re-open under new El Paso County Public Health (EPCPH) department rules. That variance request will now head to the Governor’s office for […]

City Council Members Respond to our GoG Road Closure Blog

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Last week, we posted a blog about local anti-automobile activists seeking to close Garden of the Gods roads to automobile use. See that blog here. Many readers contacted us this week to complain that their emails to City Council members were bouncing back, and that they weren’t able reach several Council members to share their […]