Councilmen and City Attorneys Help Tenacious Neighbors Escape Double Taxation

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During a recent Colorado Springs City Council meeting, City Councilmen Randy Helms and Mike O’Malley brought forward a resolution that caught our attention. We’ve been following the topic of this resolution for over 4 years. Hundreds of Colorado Springs homeowners have been charged for two separate fire protection districts for years. How did this happen? […]

City Awash in Cash: None of it Goes to Roads.

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During last week’s City Council Work Session, Chief Financial Officer, Charae “Cha-Ching” McDaniel presented details about the $76 million in federal taxpayer COVID relief funds that have poured into City of Colorado Springs coffers. At the July 12th City Council work session meeting, Council members remarked about how they need to take advantage of the […]

Response From COS “Public Communication Specialist” Invites Salary and Benefits Scrutiny

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Photo Credit: The Daily Hatch A reader recently contacted us with a concern: He had contacted his City Councilman and instead of hearing back from his elected public servant, he received a response from a “Public Communication Specialist.” A Public Communication Specialist is a real job in the City of Colorado Springs, believe it or […]

Taxpayers Fund Fancy Council Upgrades

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Taxpayers just paid $465,000 to have Colorado Springs City Council chambers remodeled, and to have the audio-visual systems upgraded. That might sound reasonable on its face. But the City Council offices —or as they call them, “suites”— have also been redecorated. Wait till you read what they spent your money on. So, how did they […]

PRESS RELEASE – SPRINGSTAXPAYERS.COM DEMANDS OPEN MEETINGS FROM CITY OF COLORADO SPRINGS

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 27, 2021 Contact: Laura Carno SpringsTaxpayers@gmail.com or text 719-492-0211 SPRINGSTAXPAYERS.COM DEMANDS OPEN MEETINGS FROM CITY OF COLORADO SPRINGS Colorado Springs —  SpringsTaxpayers.com –an organization committed to holding local government accountable– announced today its demand that the City of Colorado Springs fully open its City Council meetings, board and commission meetings, and other […]