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4 years 1 month ago

Mayor: Strong mayor issue falls short

Issue 300, the so-called "Strong Mayor Proposal" would change the charter of Colorado Springs making the mayor a full-time executive position and eliminating the city manager position. That mayor would no longer be a part of council. Lionel Rivera has been Colorado Springs' mayor for more than seven years....

4 years 3 months ago

Funeral held for former Councilman Dr. Ted Eastburn

Approximately 800 people attended a memorial service Friday for Ted Eastburn, a renowned cardiologist, former Colorado Springs City Councilman, and one-time mayoral candidate. Eastburn committed suicide early Tuesday morning in the offices of Pikes Peak Cardiology at Memorial Hospital, where he worked. Shove Chapel on the Colorado College campus...

4 years 4 months ago

Mayor releases State of the City

Mayor Lionel Rivera gave his annual State of the City address Wednesday afternoon at a Chamber of Commerce meeting. Rivera noted the tough year that was 2009, saying the city eliminated 266 jobs. He said the city had to cut services, but also developed partnerships with community organizations to...

4 years 7 months ago

Mayor Rivera makes CNBC appearance

Springs Mayor Lionel Rivera made an appearance on national TV Tuesday morning, CNBC's "Power Lunch" booked him as a guest after an article in Tuesday's Wall Street Journal. Rivera answered questions about the city's budget-cutting measures, including turning off street lights, volunteers picking up trash in parks and taxi...

4 years 8 months ago

Issue 300 adopted

Colorado Springs City Council has adopted Ballot Issue 300 into the city code. A resolution containing an interpreted version of the issue passed on Tuesday by a 6-3 vote with councilmen Sean Paige, Tom Gallagher and Darryl Glenn all cast votes against the measure. Voters passed 300 in November...

4 years 11 months ago

Mayor rings bell for Salvation Army

Colorado Springs Mayor Lionel Rivera pitched in Wednesday with the Salvation Army's kettle campaign. He rang a bell on a downtown street during the noon hour. Mayor Rivera is asking everyone to help those in need this holiday season.

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