Olympic Museum Boondoggle: Two Public Servants Respond

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Photo Credit: SpringsTaxpayers.com In the week after we published our blog called Olympic Museum Boondoggle, we’ve received email communications from two El Paso County Commissioners. We appreciate that Commissioner Holly Williams and Commissioner Longinos Gonzalez are accountable for their votes in favor of giving  $500,000 of taxpayer funds to the Olympic Museum, in exchange for […]

Olympic Museum Boondoggle

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Last week, the Colorado Springs Independent wrote several revealing stories about the United States Olympic Museum asking the El Paso County Board of County Commissioners and the City of Colorado Springs for bailout funds following the COVID-19 pandemic. Wait a second: We remember when the City administrators said that taxpayers wouldn’t be on the hook […]

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 […]

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 […]

El Paso County Destroys Tapes After We Asked For Them

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Photo Credit: Pondering Principles Many of you have been following the multiple blogs about SpringsTaxpayers.com’s attempts to obtain El Paso County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) Executive Session Audio Recordings. In June and July of 2019, the BOCC entered into executive sessions (not open to public) to discuss a prospective TABOR overage ballot issue. In […]

SpringsTaxpayers.com is Persistent, Not Unglued

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During the July 7th Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) meeting, SpringsTaxpayers.com got a shout-out by Commissioner Mark Waller. It was during a conversation about potentially indemnifying certain actions by law enforcement. Take a look at what he had to say: Why would Commissioner Waller think SpringsTaxpayers.com watches the BOCC meetings? Because we are always watching […]

DA May Challenges Commission Transparency

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At the June 9, 2020 meeting of the El Paso Board of County Commissioners, the Fourth Judicial District Attorney asked some questions that piqued our interest. The Colorado Springs Independent covered that discussion here. They were the first and only media outlet to cover this story since our original reporting. You can watch the whole […]

County Commissioners: Release the Executive Session Recording

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In July 2019, El Paso County Commissioners took to executive session and talked about a poll that would cost the taxpayers $20,500. Seemingly, the County Commissioners intended for the poll results to determine whether voters would approve a County TABOR override ballot measure. Here’s how they described the reason for the executive session: This agenda […]

Commissioner Gonzalez Will Not Comply with the Governor’s Orders

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Photo Credit: El Paso County Update: On May 21, Jon Caldara of Denver’s Independence Institute sat down with Commissioner Longinos Gonzales, to talk about his statement to the Governor that he will not comply with his executive orders. Take a listen to this 20-minute interview.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V79avRVwsgs At today’s meeting of the El Paso County Commissioners, […]