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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]