COS Government Fumbles Public Comment and Participation

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Photo Credit: Chester Spirit More than a year ago, we expressed concern about local government pushing through projects during the COVID-19 pandemic. As City Hall shut its doors to in-person citizen meeting attendance, we said, “now is not the time to sneak in agendas that the majority don’t want.” Citizens were preoccupied with COVID-19, and […]

Mayor Suthers Pitches Increase to Stormwater Fee

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Photo Credit:ColoradoSprings.gov Where else but in America, do taxpayers pay for a federal agency to sue their city, pay attorney fees on both sides, and then pick up the tab for the imposed fines and future required projects? Let’s look back at the history of the Colorado Springs Stormwater Fee to understand what taxpayers are […]

Zoning Changes in Residential-2 Neighborhoods

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Action alert – Deadline December 30th Could higher density changes be coming to your neighborhood? An alert reader shared a Middle Shooks Run Neighborhood Association newsletter with us, detailing that the changes would allow property owners to replace a single-family home with up to 4 homes on the same property. See that email newsletter here. […]

Local Activists Against Ten New Colorado Springs Police Officers Hires. Do They Speak for You?

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Photo Credit: City of Colorado Springs Colorado Springs City Council held a call-in budget town-hall at the end of October. Something we heard was alarming. Some self-identified Socialists and other community activist commenters are putting pressure on City Council Members to oppose the Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) increased 2021 budget. The increased funding allows for […]

El Paso County Moves to Orange Level COVID-19 Restrictions Starting on November 13th

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El Paso County Government was informed today that effective Friday, November 13th, at 5 p.m. residents will be moving to the more restrictive COVID-19 “Orange Level.” What does that mean? Restrictions in the Orange Level include: Houses of Worship: Up to 25% capacity, or 50 people Gyms: Up to 25% capacity, or 25 people indoors; […]

No Sunset on COS Ballot Question 2A

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Ballot question language has long been a problem in Colorado state and local government, especially when it comes to tax issues. Come election time, politicians and bureaucrats predict what language will work best in their mission to get you to part with your hard-earned money. It’s all about “selling it” to you. Through telephone polls, […]

Internal City Emails: Use TABOR money for Transit and Affordable Housing

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Throughout the week, we are sharing reasons why you should vote NO on Colorado Springs ballot question 2A. First, Rebecca laid out why the City doesn’t need any more of your money. Second was Sunday’s blog that detailed how the City’s finance office personnel are grotesquely celebrating a new revenue stream, namely more of your […]