City Wages 30% Higher Than Citizens, But They Still Need More of Your Money

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Photo Credit: Adapted from American Government We recently posted a blog about El Paso County having money to give employee pay raises, but not adequately funding roads. A reader who works within the El Paso County government has jokingly asked us to stop picking on them. The person asked us to start picking on the […]

El Paso County Hands Over 31 Missing Emails

Posted 3 CommentsPosted in County Government Spending, El Paso County Commissioners

Shows More Taxpayer-Funded Treats for County Employees Photo Credit: TCOG A few weeks back, we brought you the story about the $45,000 of taxpayer money that was spent on three separate zoo events. The events were designed to thank El Paso County employees for their hard work during the COVID shutdowns. In our initial Colorado […]

Sparks Fly at El Paso County Commissioner Meeting Over TABOR Ballot Issue

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At yesterday’s regular meeting of the El Paso County Board of County Commissioners, the commissioners voted 3-2 in favor of referring a question to November’s ballot. This ballot question will ask the voters if El Paso County may keep the estimated $15-$20 million TABOR overage, and reset the TABOR limit, allowing the county to keep […]

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

Posted 1 CommentPosted in El Paso County Commissioners

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 […]