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3 years 6 months ago

C.S. mayor decision hours away

The race for mayor is hours away from being decided in Colorado Springs. The run-off between Richard Skorman and Steve Bach decides who gets the job of the first strong mayor for the city. Polls close at 7:00 p.m.. News First 5 has crews following the counting of ballots and...

3 years 7 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...

4 years 3 weeks ago

Strong mayor initiative passes, now what?

Voters in Colorado Springs have spoken, and they want city government to change. Issue 300, which creates a strong mayor position, passed Tuesday with nearly 60% of the vote. Issue 300 changes the city charter, creating that full time mayor position, and changing the structure of city hall. Just a...

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 1 month ago

Strong mayor debate takes center stage

Colorado Springs ballot initiative 300 will ask voters to create a "strong mayor" form of government, where the mayor becomes a full-time position and a member of the executive branch. It would also eliminate the city manager position. Currently, the mayor is a part-time position and part of city council,...

4 years 7 months ago

Group wants mayor to have more power

A local group wants to change the way the Colorado Springs city government works. "The system is broken as we see it," said Mary Ellen McNally, a former city councilman who is one of three chairs of the Citizens for Accountable Leadership. "We have to have the citizenry...

5 years 3 months ago

Pueblo voters will decide mayor questions

Come November in Pueblo voters will have choices that could change the city form of government. Two measures on the ballot would change the current system. One question asks voters to create a strong mayor position. The other would create what's called a weak mayor. City Clerk Gina Dutcher explains...

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