Response From COS “Public Communication Specialist” Invites Salary and Benefits Scrutiny

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Photo Credit: The Daily Hatch A reader recently contacted us with a concern: He had contacted his City Councilman and instead of hearing back from his elected public servant, he received a response from a “Public Communication Specialist.” A Public Communication Specialist is a real job in the City of Colorado Springs, believe it or […]

Taxpayers Fund Fancy Council Upgrades

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Taxpayers just paid $465,000 to have Colorado Springs City Council chambers remodeled, and to have the audio-visual systems upgraded. That might sound reasonable on its face. But the City Council offices —or as they call them, “suites”— have also been redecorated. Wait till you read what they spent your money on. So, how did they […]

Troublesome Youth Suicide Numbers Indicate the Need to Fully Open Schools

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El Paso County tops the state in youth suicide numbers. How did we fare during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic? The media reports from a couple of weeks back were alarming. There were multiple reports indicating that teen suicide numbers had doubled or drastically increased. The El Paso County Public Health (EPCPH) Department […]

PRESS RELEASE – SPRINGSTAXPAYERS.COM DEMANDS OPEN MEETINGS FROM CITY OF COLORADO SPRINGS

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 27, 2021 Contact: Laura Carno SpringsTaxpayers@gmail.com or text 719-492-0211 SPRINGSTAXPAYERS.COM DEMANDS OPEN MEETINGS FROM CITY OF COLORADO SPRINGS Colorado Springs —  SpringsTaxpayers.com –an organization committed to holding local government accountable– announced today its demand that the City of Colorado Springs fully open its City Council meetings, board and commission meetings, and other […]

COS Citizen Calls Out Bureaucrats for Overrepresentation of Cyclists in Plan COS Surveys

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Says surveys are “Garbage in/Garbage out” In a February virtual ConnectCOS meeting, City staff shared results from a ConnectCOS survey. Several pieces of information did not add up. It made us wonder if City staff sought out certain special interest groups to participate in the survey. We anticipate these survey results will be touted as […]

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 […]