Troublesome Youth Suicide Numbers Indicate the Need to Fully Open Schools

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El Paso County tops the state in youth suicide numbers. How did we fare during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic? The media reports from a couple of weeks back were alarming. There were multiple reports indicating that teen suicide numbers had doubled or drastically increased. The El Paso County Public Health (EPCPH) Department […]

COS Citizen Calls Out Bureaucrats for Overrepresentation of Cyclists in Plan COS Surveys

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Says surveys are “Garbage in/Garbage out” In a February virtual ConnectCOS meeting, City staff shared results from a ConnectCOS survey. Several pieces of information did not add up. It made us wonder if City staff sought out certain special interest groups to participate in the survey. We anticipate these survey results will be touted as […]

County Lawsuit: Tax Dollars Used to Silence Citizen

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Photo Credit:Frontiers of Freedom Want the short version of the story? The El Paso County Board of County Commissioners was vague about its reason for going into two executive sessions. County bureaucrats destroyed the records when they knew I was asking for them, and when public attention was heating up. They told me to get […]

Mountain Shadows Neighbors to Plead Case Opposing Re-Zoning

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Photo Credit: Denver Post Just 2 weeks into 2021, multiple readers have contacted us about different land development projects and upcoming zoning changes impacting their neighborhoods. The City of Colorado Springs is on a quest to increase population density. The terms “infill” and “density” are repeated over and over again in PlanCOS, the 2019 City […]

Why Amendment B Deserves a NO Vote

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Photo Credit: Auburn Examiner Ballots are now hitting mailboxes throughout El Paso County. We appreciate that you, the SpringsTaxpayers.com readers, do your homework at election time. Several of you have contacted us about Amendment B —the repeal of the Gallagher Amendment. A bipartisan group of legislators came up with the repeal idea, and referred it […]