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5 months 3 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...

7 months 4 days ago

Bach tells staff to ignore veto override

COLORADO SPRINGS - Mayor Steve Bach was quite clear about what he thought of city council's override of one of his vetoes . "I am directing city staff to disregard council's actions that are illegal, that violate the charter," Bach said during a news conference Thursday. That remark...

1 year 4 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 6 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 6 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 9 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...

2 years 11 months 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 3 weeks 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 2 months ago

Online mayor forum is tonight

Monday night, from 6:30 to 7:30, people can ask the two men running for Colorado Springs' next mayor questions via Facebook, Twitter, or online submissions through the Springs Vision Forum website. Young professionals are organizing the online forum, hoping to get young voters interested in the election. The...

3 years 2 months ago

Mayoral candidates promote small business

Two competing politicians were on the same side today, promoting small business. Steve Bach and Richard Skorman, the two Colorado Springs mayoral candidates were at the grand opening for a new small business. Roosters Men's Grooming Center is a throwback barbershop; it's even got the traditional barber chair. Both...

3 years 3 months ago

Runoff mayoral candidates face-off

Voters are about one month away from the runoff election to see who will be Colorado Springs' first strong mayor; and with the field narrowed down to two, we're hearing more from the two remaining candidates. They faced off for the first debate of the runoff election on Friday at...

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