Weekly Newsletters

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SpringTaxpayers Newsletter 7/3/2020: El Paso County Restaurant Variance, CS Utilities Moving Away from Coal, Supreme Court Rejects Governor’s Order, and More!

SpringsTaxpayers Newsletter 6/26/29: County Commission Possibly Violated Open Meetings Law, City Council Wants Your TABOR Overage, Proposed Plastic Bag Tax Falsely Labeled as a Fee, and More!

SpringsTaxpayers Newsletter 6/19/20: Potential 2023 Drake Closing, Legislative Session Ends, County Commissioner Survey Updates, and More!

SpringsTaxpayers Newsletter 6/12/20: Lt. Governor Double-Compensation, County Commissioner Survey Updates, Additional Red-Light Cameras, and More!

SpringsTaxpayers Newsletter 6/5/20: CS Utilities 80% Carbon Reduction Plan, COVID Updates, Colorado Legislature Gives Themselves a Raise, and More!

SpringsTaxpayers Newsletter 5/29/20: County Blocks Release of Audio, Governor Polis Spending Spree, Manitou Incline Fees, and More!

SpringsTaxpayers Newsletter 5/22/20: Commissioner Gonzalez Will Not Comply, D.A. May Rejects Arresting Restauranteurs, Initiative to Lower State Income Tax, and More!

SpringsTaxpayers Newsletter 5/15/20: COVID-19 Mask Mandates, Water Usage Monitoring, El Paso County Businesses Want to Re-Open, and More!

SpringsTaxpayers Newsletter 5/8/20: The Cost to Taxpayers of Anti-Automobile Activism, Returning to Normal After COVID-19, Special Taxing District CORA Lawsuit, and More!

SpringsTaxpayers Newsletter 5/1/20: Anti-Automobile Activist Updates, 2C Paving Continues, Downtown Parks Plan Unveiled, and More!

SpringsTaxpayers Newsletter 4/24/20: Shady CSU Energy Survey, Anti-Automobile Activism, City Budget Cuts, and More!

SpringsTaxpayers Newsletter 4/17/20: Anti-Automobile Activist Shenanigans, COVID-19 and Urbanization, Pandemic Modeling, and More!

SpringsTaxpayersNewsletter 4/10/20: COVID-19 Impacts Red Light Camera Revenue, Plastic Bag Update, CSU Survey, and More!

SpringsTaxpayers Newsletter 4/3/20: When 120 Days Isn’t, El Paso County 20K Telephone Survey Update, Dwindling Tax Revenue Due to COVID-19, and More!

SpringsTaxpayers Newsletter 3/27/20: COVID-19 Stay At Home Orders, Plans To Jump Start The Economy, Free Parking Downtown & OCC, and More!

SpringsTaxpayers Newsletter 3/20/20: Shady El Paso County Poll, Government Should Press Pause During the Pandemic, Scrutiny of Special Taxing Districts, and More!

SpringsTaxpayers Newsletter 3/13/20: Would-Be Traffic Engineering, State Music Ambassador, New Affordable Housing Development, and More!

SpringsTaxpayers Newsletter 3/6/20: Taxes On Streaming Media Services, Potential Gas Tax Increase, Electric Bicycles, and More!

SpringsTaxpayers Newsletter 2/28/20: E-Scooters, Parking Fee Update, Homeless Bicycle Memberships, and More!

SpringsTaxpayers Newsletter 2/21/20: Would-Be Traffic Engineer Bumper Stickers, City Meeting Video Feed Glitch, Negative Impacts of Increased Parking Fees, and More!

SpringsTaxpayers Newsletter 2/14/20: Pay Raises For City Councilors, More Taxes for Olympic Museum, Driving Change News Series on KOAA, and More!

SpringsTaxpayers Newsletter 2/7/20: Who Is Responsible for Bad Roads, Mayhurst Avenue Update, City Buses Whether You Want Them or Not,  and More!

SpringsTaxpayers Newsletter 1/31/20: Mayhurst Avenue Closure Attempt Update, Single Use Plastic Ban, Olympic City Museum Costs Increase, and More!

SpringsTaxpayers Newsletter 1/24/20: Short-Term Rental Property Tax Increase, Water Restrictions Although No Drought, Reliable Energy Matters, and More!

SpringsTaxpayers Newsletter 1/17/20: Six-Acre Sweet Deal, $500 Garden of the Gods Photography Fee, Surprise Road Closure Proposal, and More!

SpringsTaxpayers Newsletter 1/10/20: Colorado Springs Parking Fee Increase, 35 New Tax Raising Ideas, Mayor Suthers’ 2020 Priorities, and More!

SpringsTaxpayers Newsletter 12/20/19: State Tax Proposals, City Parking Rate Increases, Colorado Springs’ Snow Removal Budget Blown, and More!

SpringsTaxpayers Newsletter 12/13/19: Downtown Stadium and Arena, Manitou Nixes Tax Increase, City Employee Pay Raises, and More!

SpringsTaxpayers Newsletter 12/6/19: City Employee Salary Increases, Special Taxing Districts Gone Wild, New Stadium But No New Parking, and More!

SpringsTaxpayers Newsletter 11/22/19: Would-be Traffic Engineers Annoy the Mayor, Special Taxing Districts, Short Term Rentals Update, and More!

SpringsTaxpayers Newsletter 11/15/19: Downtown Stadium District Approval, Manitou Arts and Culture Tax, CDOT Toll Lane Plans, and More!

SpringsTaxpayers Newsletter 11/8/19: Proposition CC Defeated, Question 2C Passed, Colorado Springs Utilities Survey, and More!

SpringsTaxpayers Newsletter 11/1/19: Bike Lane Sheanigans with 2C and PPRTA, CDOT in Chaos, Proposition CC Updates, and More!

SpringsTaxpayers Newsletter 10/25/19: Question 2C, Proposition CC, Special Taxing Districts, and More!

SpringsTaxpayers Newsletter 10/18/19: Proposition CC updates, Question 2C Updates, Colorado Springs Utilities Severance Packages, and More!

SpringsTaxpayer Newsletter 10/11/19: No On 2C, Governor Polis Leans on Rural Newspapers, Special Districts, and More!

SpringsTaxpayers Newsletter 10/4/19: City of Colorado Springs Targets College Students for Parks Survey, $16 Million Collected from Stormwater Fees, a $40 Million Traffic Improvement Project, and More!

SpringsTaxpayers Newsletter 9/27/19: Stormwater Property Liens, More Bike Lanes No One Wants, An Alleged Coming Recession, and More!

SpringsTaxpayers Newsletter 9/20/19: 2C Pothole Tax Renewal, CSFD Budget Shortfall, Colorado Springs Cost of Living, and More!

SpringsTaxpayers Newsletter 9/13/19: Sewage Backup, Flooding Neighborhoods, Thieving Government Employee, and More!

SpringsTaxpayers Newsletter 9/6/19: Green Energy Fantasy, Big News In Briargate, Manitou Updates, and More!

SpringsTaxpayers Newsletter 8/30/19: Parking Fee Increase Update, A City Councilwoman’s Astroturf Effort, Urban Bears, and More!

SpringsTaxpayers Newsletter 8/23/19: More Discussion on Short-Term Rentals, Deer Overpopulation Information, Taxpayer-Funded Electric Vehicle Charging Stations, and More!

SpringsTaxpayers Newsletter 8/16/19: Bear Resistant Trash Can Mandate, Zero Emission Vehicle Rules, Dangerous Bicycle Lanes, and More!

SpringsTaxpayers Newsletter 8/9/19: Parks Ballot Measures on the Way, CDOT meets with El Paso County, Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights Update and More!

SpringsTaxpayers Newsletter 8/2/19: Utility Rate Decrease, Pikes Peak Summit House Donation Effort, National Popular Vote Repeal Update and More!

SpringsTaxpayers Newsletter 7/26/19: Mayoral Elections in Manitou, $1 Land Deal Details, Potential Municipal Ballot Issues, and More!

SpringsTaxpayers Newsletter 7/19/19: Who Should Pay For Spine Road, Cragmor Bucks, $1 Property, and More!

SpringsTaxpayers Newsletter 7/12/19: Extension to the Pothole Tax, Local Lawmaker Attacks Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights, Property Tax Increase for AirBnB, and more!

SpringsTaxpayers Newsletter 6/28/19: Scheels Deal Folds, Pico Fights For Ratepayers, USAFA “Blight,” and more!

SpringsTaxpayers Newsletter 6/21/19: Pricy Paving, The Continued Scheels Saga, Increasing Parking Fees, and more!

SpringsTaxpayers Newsletter 6/14/19: CDOT Budget Shenanigans, Yet More Money for Scheels, Proposition CC, and more!

SpringsTaxpayers Newsletter 6/7/19: Another Tax Exemption for Sheels, “Free” GOG Shuttles, Gas Station Near Cheyenne Creek, and more!

SpringsTaxpayers Newsletter 5/31/19: Corporate Welfare, Who Skorman Is Helping Now, Not-So-Temporary Pothole Tax, and more!

SpringsTaxpayers Newsletter 5/24/19: Springs Ranch Golf Course Housing Development, Keeping Our TABOR Refunds, Black Forest Settlement, and more!

SpringsTaxpayers Newsletter 5/17/19: Backyard Hotels, Van Buren Road Dieting, $100 To Newborns, and more!

SpringsTaxpayers Newsletter 5/10/19: Governor Polis’ Rowdy Townhall, More Transportation Tax Talk, Election Cash, and more!

SpringsTaxpayers Newsletter 5/3/19: Taxpayers Pay Skorman’s Bills, Growth In Interquest Area, Rockrimmon Roads, and more!

SpringsTaxpayers Newsletter 4/26/19: Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights, Electric Buses, Flat Pothole Tires, and more!

SpringsTaxpayers Newsletter 4/19/19: City Buckles On Redacted Bills, RBD Spending Your Money On Secret New Building, Metro District Taxes, and more!

SpringsTaxpayers Newsletter 4/12/19: Skorman’s Taxpayer-Funded Legal Bills, Red Light Cameras Installed, Property Annexation, and more!

SpringsTaxpayers Newsletter 4/5/19: Assessor’s Office Meetings, Election Results, Red Light Cameras, and more!

SpringsTaxpayers Newsletter 3/29/19: Lawsuits, Tax Increases, Amazon, and more!

SpringsTaxpayers Newsletter 3/22/19: Bike Lane Billboard, Saving TABOR , Election Information, and more!

SpringsTaxpayers Newsletter 3/15/19: Election News, CC Parking, County 2A Resolution, and more!

SpringsTaxpayers Newsletter 3/8/19: Ballots Out Today, Candidate Surveys And Forum Videos, Issue 1 Blog, and more!

SpringTaxpayers Newsletter 3/1/19: Bike Lane Forum Fallout, Polling For Pothole Tax, Candidate Forums, and more!

SpringsTaxpayers Newsletter 2/22/19: The Great Tax Giveaway, Battle Over The Bike Lanes, Coloradans Love TABOR, and more!

SpringsTaxpayers Newsletter 2/15/19: Big Bucks Planned For Scheels, Creepy Assault In Manitou, Bike Lane Forum, and more!

SpringsTaxpayers Newsletter 2/8/19: Crank Audio On The Bossy Nosy Neighbor, COS Candidate Information, LPR Retreat Deadline, and more!

SpringsTaxpayers Newsletter 2/1/19: Candidate Survey Input, Olympic Museum Fundraising, California Emissions Standard Lawsuit, and more!

SpringsTaxpayers Newsletter 1/25/19: Radio Interview About The Bossy Nosy Neighbor, What The Bike Planners Are Really Up To, Bills At The State Capitol, and more!

SpringsTaxpayers Newsletter 1/18/19: PPRBD Bossy Nosy Neighbor, TABOR Victory, Property Annexation, and more!

SpringsTaxpayers Newsletter 1/11/19: Krager Retiring, Hockey Arena Parking, Briargate Brouhah, and more!

SpringsTaxpayers Newsletter 1/4/19: Urgent Community Meetings, Red Light Camera Updates, CSU Fines Averted, and more!

SpringsTaxpayers Newsletter 12/14/18: Bike Lanes, $20 Million Shortfall On The Pedestrian Bridge, Vacation, and more!

SpringsTaxpayers Newsletter 12/7/18: Skorman Update, Krager Doing CC’s Bidding, CSU Strategic Plan, and more!

SpringsTaxpayers Newsletter 11/30/18: Budgets, Traffic Fatality Data, CSU Ratepayer-Owned Land, and more!

SpringsTaxpayers Newsletter 11/16/18: Stormwater Failures, Developers Get A Pass, City For Champions Extension, and more!

SpringsTaxpayers Newsletter 11/9/18: Traffic Safety, Synchronized Traffic Signals, New School Crosswalks, and more!

SpringsTaxpayers Newsletter 11/2/18: New Housing In A Landslide Area, No Bike Count Data From The City, 50-Year Cog Rail Incentive, and more!

SpringsTaxpayers Newsletter 10/26/18: Skorman The Interrupter, Affordable Housing, Traffic Congestion On Cascade, and more!

SpringsTaxpayers Newsletter 10/19/18: Stapleton on Toll Roads, Regulating Short-Term Rentals, Yes On 109, and more!

SpringsTaxpayers Newsletter 10/12/18: Citizens Speak Out About Bike Lanes, New Development Approved Near FEMA Bailout Neighborhood, Crank Ballot Recommendations, and more!

SpringsTaxpayers Newsletter 10/5/18: Big Bucks at CSU, More Bike Lane Brouhaha, Candidate Surveys, and more!

SpringTaxpayers Newsletter 9/28/18: Skorman Violates Code Of Ethics Then Is Let Off The Hook, Cog Railway News, Bike Ridership Down Nationwide, and more!

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SpringsTaxpayers Newsletter 9/14/18

SpringsTaxpayers Newsletter 9/7/18

SpringsTaxpayers Newsletter 8/31/18

SpringsTaxpayers Newsletter 8/24/18

SpringsTaxpayers Newsletter 8/17/18

SpringsTaxpayers Newsletter 8/11/18

SpringsTaxpayers Newsletter 8/3/18

SpringsTaxpayers Newsletter 7/27/18

SpringsTaxpayers Newsletter 7/20/18

SpringsTaxpayers Newsletter 7/13/18

SpringsTaxpayers Newsletter 7/06/18

SpringsTaxpayers Newsletter 6/29/18

SpringsTaxpayers Newsletter 6/29/18

SpringsTaxpayers Newsletter 6/22/18

SpringsTaxpayers Newsletter 6/15/18

SpringsTaxpayers Newsletter 6/08/18

SpringsTaxpayers Newsletter 6/01/18

SpringsTaxpayers Newsletter 5/25/18

SpringsTaxpayers Newsletter 5/18/18

SpringsTaxpayers Newsletter 5/11/18

SpringsTaxpayers Newsletter 5/04/18

SpringsTaxpayers Newsletter 4/27/18

SpringsTaxpayers Newsletter 4/20/18

SpringsTaxpayers Newsletter 4/13/18

SpringsTaxpayers Newsletter 4/06/18

SpringsTaxpayers Newsletter 3/30/18

SpringsTaxpayers Newsletter 3/25/18

SpringsTaxpayers Newsletter 3/18/18

SpringsTaxpayers Newsletter 3/11/18

SpringsTaxpayers Newsletter 3/04/18

SpringsTaxpayers Newsletter 2/25/18

SpringsTaxpayers Newsletter 2/18/18

SpringsTaxpayers Newsletter 2/11/18

SpringsTaxpayers Newsletter 2/04/18

SpringsTaxpayers Newsletter 1/28/18

SpringsTaxpayers Newsletter 1/21/18

SpringsTaxpayers Newsletter 1/14/18

SpringsTaxpayers Newsletter 1/07/18

A New Year’s Resolution: Keeping an Eye on Politicians 12/29/17