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7 months 2 weeks ago

Springs Chief of Staff Neumann resigns

COLORADO SPRINGS - Mayor Steve Bach's chief of staff is stepping down. Laura Neumann will be ending her job with the City of Colorado Springs on March 1 to spend more time with her family. A city news release credited Neumann's leadership in helping balance the city's $400 million...

1 year 6 months ago

Storm water stirs debate at council

COLORADO SPRINGS - Plans to form regional body to upgrade the crumbling storm water system in Colorado Springs and El Paso county have been put on hold. Colorado Springs Council delayed a vote Tuesday on a joint resolution with El Paso County Commissioners on storm water until next month. ...

1 year 8 months ago

City council wants a raise

COLORADO SPRINGS - Members of the Colorado City Council may ask voters next April for a substantial raise. News 5 obtained a copy of a draft ballot issued that would amend the City Charter to increase the pay of council members by the equivalent of 44 percent of the mayor's...

2 years 8 months ago

Update: Mayor's office releases statement

Since our earlier attempt to speak to Mayor Steve Bach about Councilwoman Czelatdko's comments about communication problems, his office has released the following statement to us. "At no time were any council members removed from any information distribution lists in any of the departments - nor did we receive...

2 years 11 months ago

Bach announces beautification team

COLORADO SPRINGS - Mayor Steve Bach has announced the creation of a new Streetscapes Solutions Team which will explore neighborhood beautification projects that don't require an increase in tax funding. The group of community leaders and city staff members will consider how to existing revenue to create attractive, low maintenance...

3 years 1 month ago

Mayor Bach selects law firm for investigation

Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach has announced who will lead the investigation into allegations made by former Finance Director Terri Velasquez. Mayor Bach says Denver firm of Kelly, Stacy and Rita LLC will begin the independent investigation immediately. Last week, Mayor Steve Bach ordered an immediate, thorough and neutral...

3 years 1 month ago

Alec Baldwin for mayor?

NEW YORK (AP) - Alec Baldwin says he's thinking of running for mayor of New York, but not until he learns more about the job. The "30 Rock" actor tells The New York Times he'll sit out the 2013 race but will consider running in a later election. In a...

3 years 1 month ago

Former Detriot mayor released from jail

JACKSON, Mich. (AP) - Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick has been released from prison after serving 14 months for violating probation in a 2008 criminal case. A relative escorted Kilpatrick from a state facility in Jackson to a waiting vehicle shortly after 6 a.m. Tuesday. The 41-year-old Kilpatrick...

3 years 2 months ago

Denver's new mayor sworn in

Former Denver City Councilman Michael Hancock was formally sworn in as that city's new mayor on Monday. The Associated Press reports that Hancock plans to make city government more efficient in order to meet a $100 million budget shortfall. He has 60 days to present a budget to council. ...

3 years 2 months ago

Mayor Bach talks about city's future

New Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach outlined his hopes and plans for the city in a speech this afternoon. He said the honeymoon is already over, but being mayor is still a lot of fun. Bach talked about revenue challenges, rising pension costs and infrastructure. He said people need...

3 years 2 months ago

Mayor address live stream

Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach will deliver his first State of the City address at 1 p.m. Bach is the first "strong mayor" of Colorado Springs after a change in government was approved by the voters last year. The address can be viewed on 5-2, Cable Channel 9...

3 years 3 months ago

Denver mayor releases phone records

DENVER (AP) - Denver mayor-elect Michael Hancock is fighting back over allegations that he solicited prostitutes. Hancock released phone records on Tuesday to The Denver Post and Denver's KUSA-TV and the news organizations found no phone numbers for the former Denver Players and Denver Sugar prostitution businesses and its...

3 years 3 months ago

Mayor lays out agenda

Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach announced a restructuring in the city administration naming four positions that would report directly to him: the city attorney, communications director, chief of staff and a new economic vitality adviser. Bach said he has four goals for the yet to be named economic vitality...

3 years 3 months ago

Bach names chief of staff

Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach has selected Steve Cox as his chief of staff. Bach made the announcement during a news conference at the City Administration Building. Mr. Bach also announced that his administration has hired Stephannie Finley from The Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce to an unpaid position...

3 years 3 months ago

City communications officer resigns

The manager of communications in Colorado Springs City Government submitted her resignation, effective tomorrow. According to a news release sent out today, Sue Skiffington-Blumberg was asked to resign. "I'm accepting Sue's resignation with sincere thanks for a job well done. Her significant contribution is recognized by City leadership,...

3 years 3 months ago

Mayor says rebuilding already under way

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) - Joplin, Missouri, Mayor Mike Woolston says his city has begun rebuilding. Woolston tells CBS he saw walls going up for a building on Thursday morning. And he says the school system has announced it has begun rebuilding. Woolston also says crews won't stop searching for the...

3 years 4 months ago

Emanuel sworn in as Chicago's new mayor

CHICAGO (AP) - Former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel has been sworn in as Chicago's first new mayor in two decades. Emanuel took the oath of office during an inauguration ceremony at the downtown Millennium Park. He replaces Mayor Richard M. Daley, who retired after 22 years...

3 years 4 months ago

Mayor Debate - Video

Colorado Springs is about to elect its first "Strong Mayor" after a change in government was approved by the voters. Two men will face each other in a run-off election on May 17. The choice is between Steve Bach and Richard Skorman. News First 5 sponsored an hour-long debate...

3 years 5 months ago

Grand Junction Pro tem Mayor Resigns

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) - The mayor pro tem of Grand Junction has resigned effective immediately, citing personal reasons. City Councilwoman Bonnie Beckstein says she is stepping down because of "significant changes" in her personal life. She didn't give details and asked that her privacy be respected. The City Council...

3 years 5 months ago

Ballot Issue 1A confusing to some

You may have already received your mail-in ballot. Along with choosing a Mayor and City Council, Colorado Springs ballots have two questions. One of them caught a local woman off-guard. "I opened it up and read it," says Mary Taggart, a concerned voter; but she had to read Issue...

3 years 6 months ago

Chamber endorses Bach for mayor

The Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce has endorsed Steve Bach for mayor. William Hodgkins, Chair of the Board, stated, "We were very impressed with Steve's executive presence and his ability to go on the offense to promote the image of our city. He will be an enthusiastic marketer of...

3 years 6 months ago

Watch mayor candidates in 90 minute forum

Nine candidates for mayor in Colorado Springs gathered to answer reporter questions on February 22. The forum was sponsored by the Gazette and News First 5. Colorado Springs government is about to change, with a so-called Strong Mayor form of government, so this position is more important than ever....

3 years 6 months ago

Live Stream: Colorado Springs Mayor Debate

The nine candidates running for Colorado Springs Mayor will answer questions from reporters tonight at a public forum sponsored by News First 5 and the Gazette. Rob Quirk will moderate and reporters Jeannette Hynes and Daniel Chacon will ask questions, many of them submitted by voters. The election...

3 years 7 months ago

Top teens sought

Mayor Lionel Rivera is asking for applicants for the Mayor's 100 Teens. Since 1998, Mayor's 100 Teens has recognized teenagers who demonstrate a strong commitment to serving others; who may have overcome adversity or unique obstacles in life; who have achieved a significant accomplishment; and who are positive role...

3 years 7 months ago

Private meeting raises questions

A private meeting over the weekend is raising some concern in Colorado Springs. A group of business leaders called The City Committee met with candidates for Colorado Springs' mayoral and city council positions. While some community leaders were invited to the Penrose House and Broadmoor, the general public and...

3 years 10 months ago

Mayor resigns after purse-snatching arrest

SAN GABRIEL, Calif. (AP) - A suburban Southern California mayor has resigned days after his arrest for a purse-snatching and wild ride through streets with a woman clinging to his sport utility vehicle. San Gabriel Mayor Albert Y.M. Huang says in an e-mail Tuesday to The Associated Press that...

3 years 11 months ago

Nogales mayor arrested

PHOENIX (AP) - The Arizona attorney general says Nogales Mayor Octavio Garcia Von Borstel has been arrested on multiple charges including bribery, theft, fraud and money laundering. The 29-year-old mayor was arrested Tuesday morning at his office at the Nogales City Hall. Search warrants were executed at his home,...

4 years 1 week ago

Democrat Hickenlooper to spend $1.3 million on TV ads

Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper's campaign for governor says he raised $403,597 in August and is budgeting $1.3 million for television advertising before November's election. The Democratic candidate says in his latest finance report filed Tuesday that his campaign spent nearly $358,000 in August, when Hickenlooper began airing commercials. ...

4 years 2 weeks ago

Hickenlooper announces education policy for Colorado

Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Hickenlooper is getting ready to unveil his education policy for Colorado. He'll be joined by his running mate, Colorado State University-Pueblo president Joe Garcia, at Monday's announcement at Arapahoe Community College in Littleton. Two years ago as mayor Hickenlooper started a preschool stipend program...

4 years 3 months ago

Local group pushing for "strong mayor"

A concerned group of citizens says it's time for a change in government in Colorado Springs . “We think that the system that has served Colorado Springs well for so many years is no longer working.” explains former Colorado State Senator and member of Citizens for Accountable Leadership’s Andy...

4 years 4 months ago

NYC Mayor confident bomb case will be solved

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg says there's a "high probability" that law enforcement will capture whoever was behind the attempted car bombing in Times Square. Bloomberg says there is no evidence that the attempted attack was tied to international terrorism. But Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is cautioning against...

4 years 5 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...

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