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 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. […]

Local Activists Against Ten New Colorado Springs Police Officers Hires. Do They Speak for You?

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Photo Credit: City of Colorado Springs Colorado Springs City Council held a call-in budget town-hall at the end of October. Something we heard was alarming. Some self-identified Socialists and other community activist commenters are putting pressure on City Council Members to oppose the Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) increased 2021 budget. The increased funding allows for […]

El Paso County Moves to Orange Level COVID-19 Restrictions Starting on November 13th

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El Paso County Government was informed today that effective Friday, November 13th, at 5 p.m. residents will be moving to the more restrictive COVID-19 “Orange Level.” What does that mean? Restrictions in the Orange Level include: Houses of Worship: Up to 25% capacity, or 50 people Gyms: Up to 25% capacity, or 25 people indoors; […]

Commissioner Gonzalez says “Stick it!”

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“In regards to the Governor and State Public Health’s decision to place El Paso County under stricter guidance beginning tomorrow, here is my individual, official response. The Governor’s decisions continue to harm and indeed devastate our local and state small businesses, and our families, our working families, even as he makes those decisions absent all […]

No Sunset on COS Ballot Question 2A

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Ballot question language has long been a problem in Colorado state and local government, especially when it comes to tax issues. Come election time, politicians and bureaucrats predict what language will work best in their mission to get you to part with your hard-earned money. It’s all about “selling it” to you. Through telephone polls, […]

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 […]