COS Government Fumbles Public Comment and Participation

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Photo Credit: Chester Spirit More than a year ago, we expressed concern about local government pushing through projects during the COVID-19 pandemic. As City Hall shut its doors to in-person citizen meeting attendance, we said, “now is not the time to sneak in agendas that the majority don’t want.” Citizens were preoccupied with COVID-19, and […]

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 […]

Mayor Suthers Pitches Increase to Stormwater Fee

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Photo Credit:ColoradoSprings.gov Where else but in America, do taxpayers pay for a federal agency to sue their city, pay attorney fees on both sides, and then pick up the tab for the imposed fines and future required projects? Let’s look back at the history of the Colorado Springs Stormwater Fee to understand what taxpayers are […]

Mountain Shadows Neighbors to Plead Case Opposing Re-Zoning

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Photo Credit: Denver Post Just 2 weeks into 2021, multiple readers have contacted us about different land development projects and upcoming zoning changes impacting their neighborhoods. The City of Colorado Springs is on a quest to increase population density. The terms “infill” and “density” are repeated over and over again in PlanCOS, the 2019 City […]

Zoning Changes in Residential-2 Neighborhoods

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Action alert – Deadline December 30th Could higher density changes be coming to your neighborhood? An alert reader shared a Middle Shooks Run Neighborhood Association newsletter with us, detailing that the changes would allow property owners to replace a single-family home with up to 4 homes on the same property. See that email newsletter here. […]