What’s Next for the Research and Powers Intersection

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Recently, Rebecca and Laura from SpringsTaxpayers were invited to chat with some folks from a Colorado Springs-based civil engineering firm, and a representative for the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT). Why in the world would they want to talk to us? Well, they are working on the improvement plans at the intersection of Research Parkway […]

Who Should Pay For Spine Road?

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On July 8th, the Colorado Springs City Council heard a short presentation about an upcoming resolution that will have taxpayers funding a new road on the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs (UCCS) campus. It is called Spine Road. The total cost of the road project is $2,000,000. City Council will likely agree to pull $1,000,000 from […]

Where Has The Money Gone? “Traffic Calming” Project in Cragmor Proves Pricey

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When it comes to development projects, the City of Colorado Springs plays a predictable game. They hold “public process” meetings, but do what they want anyway. It’s like the cult classic movie Groundhog Day, as the same story unfolds over and over again. Unfortunately though, we never get our fairytale ending. In 2015, residents of […]

Councilman Pico Only CSU Board Member Asking About Rate Increase With Future Drake Closure

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Photo: Colorado Springs City Councilman and CSU Board Member Andy Pico On June 17th, the Colorado Springs Utilities (CSU) Board met, and one item up for discussion was approving an “Energy Vision Statement”. The draft statement that the board approved says: “Provide resilient, reliable and cost-effective energy that is environmentally sustainable, reduces our carbon footprint […]

Where Has The Money Gone? Rockrimmon Re-Paving

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Another story of waste and abuse of taxpayer money in Colorado Springs, Recently, a concerned citizen contacted the Gazette’s Woodmen Edition and asked them to look into why the City of Colorado Springs had repaved the roads of a newer 44-home subdivision called “Estates at Rockrimmon”, while roads in other areas of the City were in […]