At SpringsTaxpayers.com, we have been asked over the past month about our position on the collective bargaining ballot issue for Colorado Springs Firefighters. To be clear, we appreciate those who serve us. We also believe public safety should be the highest priority for Colorado Springs City government. Colorado Springs Firefighters are top-notch men and women […]
The dreaded pollster call is a common, unwelcomed interruption for those of us who still have landlines. Earlier this month when the phone rang, one particular phone poll was too inviting to refuse. A poll asking for my opinion about the Colorado Springs City Council? Sure! What an intriguing topic! What were the questions on […]
Whoa. What just happened? Last week, the Colorado Springs City Council gave the public less than 24 hours’ notice that they intended to vote on an ordinance, allowing the giveaway of your City sales tax dollars to new businesses that plan to move to Colorado Springs. The primary reason behind the new ordinance? City Council […]
I’m against giving $16,000,000 of taxpayer’s money to Shields. Why not use this money, or part of it, to repair roads. The pot holes are playing havoc with our cars.
On 6 December 2018, Colorado Springs District 2 City Councilman David Geislinger held a townhall to discuss a possible change to the Briargate Special Improvement Maintenance District (SIMD). The videos to this meeting and the August meeting are posted at the end of this blog. At the helm for direction of this meeting was a […]
The recent emphasis on bike lanes makes no sense after so many years of building suburbia and zoning for cars. You can’t bike to work without needing a shower.
Research Pkwy was reduced to 2 lanes each way and the third was converted to a huge bike lane about 18 months ago; it was subsequently converted back at huge taxpayer expense in both conversions. The final reason given was that the Traffic Department of COS had unilaterally decided there needed to be bike lanes. […]
Uncovering Red Light Camera Locations in Colorado Springs SpringsTaxpayers.com has been bringing you information about the City of Colorado Springs’ plan to reinstall Red Light Cameras (RLCs). Here is a good overview of the history. The National Motorists Association has been looking in to the issue of RLCs across the country, and they have a significant […]
We’ve been following the odd story about Colorado Springs City Council President Richard Skorman’s appearance at the scene of a car accident. Fox 21 News originally covered the story. On April 7th, Jeff Crank interviewed the accident Victim, Barb Sutherland, on his radio show on KVOR. The segment starts at 1:11 in to the podcast. […]
By: Laura Carno SpringsTaxpayers.com is following a story that has not been broadly reported, but may cost taxpayers $570,000. Sounds crazy, but here goes. In the Colorado Springs City Council work session on March 12, 2018, there was discussion about the transfer of land from the City to a local non-profit, Greccio Housing, for the […]