A utilities rate increase in Colorado Springs is a no-go for now. City council put the brakes on that plan late Tuesday night.
The increase -- set to start May 1st -- would have paid for a solar garden expansion project now in limbo. The city auditor estimated the... more »
Interim police chief Peter Cary is now the permanent chief of police for Colorado Springs.
Mayor Steve Bach offered the resolution to make Carey permanent chief at today's city council meeting.
After words of praise from the mayor and councilman Bernie Herpin and councilwoman Jan Martin, the vote... more »
The Colorado Springs City Council has voted unanimously to approve the bid submitted by University of Colorado Hospitals to manage health care at Memorial Hospital.
With approval, City Council will negotiate a lease, and then the issue will be put to the voters. Council woman Jan Martin had said... more »
Few hospitals run like Memorial Health System anymore. Three decades ago as many as half of the nation's hospitals were government owned, but today less than 10 percent share that model.
A change in ownership requires voter approval and Colorado Springs City Council will need to move quickly if... more »
Colorado Springs City Councilwoman Jan Martin announced her bid for re-election today.
In an email to supporters, Martin said, "I will hold a more formal announcement in the next couple of weeks, but I wanted to thank my friends and supporters for their encouragement to run for reelection. I... more »
Colorado Springs City Councilman Sean Paige says he wants a fresh audit of the Colorado Springs Regional Economic Development Corporation. The EDC received roughly $70,000 of taxpayer money from the City of Colorado Springs and $192,000 of rate-payer money from Colorado Springs Utilities in 2009. Paige says he wants to... more »
Springs voters said yes to 300 and no to a property tax increase.
"I think there are some areas where we need to spend money -- the types of things that they need for 2C but I think they need to spell it out in the ballot," said one... more »
About two dozen people gathered at Colorado College on Saturday eager to learn more about ballot measure 2C.
The event was organized by the League of Women Voters who has endorsed the proposed tax increase. It would increase property taxes about $120 dollars next year on a $230,000 dollar... more »