Councilwoman Generates Faux Support for ADUs

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Last month, SpringsTaxpayers filed a Colorado Open Records Act (CORA) request to obtain email communications, to and from Colorado Springs City Council members, on the subject of Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs), aka, “Mother-in-law cottages.” Colorado Springs City Council has been considering a change in zoning that would allow the majority of Colorado Springs homeowners on […]

Keeping People and Bears Safe: The First Town Hall

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Living in Colorado, we can all agree that we want to have safe interactions between bears and people. Residents who leave their trash out, or take other actions that have the consequence of attracting bears to neighborhoods, are contributing to the problem. When bears have specific interactions with people, the bears are euthanized. Colorado Parks […]

What to do about the Bear Problem on the West Side?

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The Bear Smart Task Force was organized a couple years ago to come up with solutions to bear invasions on the west side. Representatives from our local governments, interested nonprofits, and volunteers looked at many possible solutions, talked with wildlife officers, looked at bear ordinances in regional cities, and reviewed statistics of bear-human interactions. I […]

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 […]