Last week, SpringTaxpayers.com asked whether taxpayers should pick up Colorado Springs City Council President Richard Skorman’s legal bills for his ethics violation. As a reminder it was nearly $10k! Earlier this week, the City contacted us concerning Skorman’s previously heavily redacted attorney invoices. The details of the initial invoices were largely blacked out, but now […]
Here at SpringsTaxpayers.com, we are committed to following up on stories that interest our readers. No doubt, many of you recall Colorado Springs City Council President Richard Skorman’s, “Do-you-know-who-I-am?” interference in an accident scene last year, and the lengthy ethics investigation that followed. It was subsequently uncovered that the driver Skorman tried to protect had a […]
A few days ago, City Councilman Bill Murray received a letter from an attorney representing the Citadel and Chapel Hills Malls. The attorney requested that the City offer the two malls the same incentives that they provided to Scheels Sporting Goods. Attorneys for Bass Pro and other developers have also gone on record with their […]
At SpringsTaxpayers.com, we have been asked over the past month about our position on the collective bargaining ballot issue for Colorado Springs Firefighters. To be clear, we appreciate those who serve us. We also believe public safety should be the highest priority for Colorado Springs City government. Colorado Springs Firefighters are top-notch men and women […]
The dreaded pollster call is a common, unwelcomed interruption for those of us who still have landlines. Earlier this month when the phone rang, one particular phone poll was too inviting to refuse. A poll asking for my opinion about the Colorado Springs City Council? Sure! What an intriguing topic! What were the questions on […]
Whoa. What just happened? Last week, the Colorado Springs City Council gave the public less than 24 hours’ notice that they intended to vote on an ordinance, allowing the giveaway of your City sales tax dollars to new businesses that plan to move to Colorado Springs. The primary reason behind the new ordinance? City Council […]
I’m against giving $16,000,000 of taxpayer’s money to Shields. Why not use this money, or part of it, to repair roads. The pot holes are playing havoc with our cars.
On 6 December 2018, Colorado Springs District 2 City Councilman David Geislinger held a townhall to discuss a possible change to the Briargate Special Improvement Maintenance District (SIMD). The videos to this meeting and the August meeting are posted at the end of this blog. At the helm for direction of this meeting was a […]
The recent emphasis on bike lanes makes no sense after so many years of building suburbia and zoning for cars. You can’t bike to work without needing a shower.
Research Pkwy was reduced to 2 lanes each way and the third was converted to a huge bike lane about 18 months ago; it was subsequently converted back at huge taxpayer expense in both conversions. The final reason given was that the Traffic Department of COS had unilaterally decided there needed to be bike lanes. […]