Internal City Emails: Use TABOR money for Transit and Affordable Housing

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Throughout the week, we are sharing reasons why you should vote NO on Colorado Springs ballot question 2A. First, Rebecca laid out why the City doesn’t need any more of your money. Second was Sunday’s blog that detailed how the City’s finance office personnel are grotesquely celebrating a new revenue stream, namely more of your […]

Why Amendment B Deserves a NO Vote

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Photo Credit: Auburn Examiner Ballots are now hitting mailboxes throughout El Paso County. We appreciate that you, the SpringsTaxpayers.com readers, do your homework at election time. Several of you have contacted us about Amendment B —the repeal of the Gallagher Amendment. A bipartisan group of legislators came up with the repeal idea, and referred it […]

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 […]

Colorado Springs Plastic Bag Tax Ballot Issue Heats Up

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Photo Credit: The Gazette During the June 22nd Colorado Springs City Council Work Session, Councilwoman Yolanda Avila presented her new pet project. She has her sights set on a potential ballot issue for the November 3rd election. If passed, the new ordinance intends to change the behavior of shoppers. Avila wants consumers to pay for […]

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 […]