Tuesday’s City Council meeting began amicably enough. Wearing western shirts, cowboy hats and blue jeans, Council’s seven male members thereby saluted the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo. A few minutes after the meeting began, Council President Merv Bennett read a resolution honoring former Mayor Steve Bach for his four years of service as the city’s […]
This content is only available to members of the CSBJ. To gain access, you'll need to sign in or purchase Digital, Print & Digital Plus, Print & Digital, Print, Digital and The Transcript, Corporate Membership or Digital Monthly If you're already a member, sign in here.
Here’s how 19th century snake-oil purveyors advertised a remedy for whatever ails you: “Hasheesh Candy, The Eastern Gunjah of Enchantment, or Oriental Exhilarant and Nervine Compound. A pleasurable and harmless stimulant confectionized for Nervousness, Debility, Confusion of Thoughts, Loss of Appetite, Depression of Spirits, Nervous Headache, Chills and Fever, Impotence, Nervous Debility, Want of Vitality, […]
This content is only available to members of the CSBJ. To gain access, you'll need to sign in or purchase Digital, Print & Digital Plus, Print & Digital, Print, Digital and The Transcript, Corporate Membership or Digital Monthly If you're already a member, sign in here.
Judging by campaign contributions, the business community is highly interested in the April 4 city election. Led by Colorado Springs Forward and the Housing and Building Association, business interests have contributed tens of thousands of dollars to five city council candidates. There might have been six recipients, but one contest drew a single candidate. Five […]
This content is only available to members of the CSBJ. To gain access, you'll need to sign in or purchase Digital, Print & Digital Plus, Print & Digital, Print, Digital and The Transcript, Corporate Membership or Digital Monthly If you're already a member, sign in here.
Colorado Springs City Council will start work on regulations needed for the retail marijuana industry at a work session Monday, May 13. City Attorney Kyle Sauer will brief the city council on state legislation regarding retail marijuana licensing and regulation. Council will give the city staff direction for a public process to evaluate options to […]
This content is only available to members of the CSBJ. To gain access, you'll need to sign in or purchase Digital, Print & Digital Plus, Print & Digital, Print, Digital and The Transcript, Corporate Membership or Digital Monthly If you're already a member, sign in here.
El Paso County recently joined a growing number of municipalities throughout the world to create what are being called “smart cities,” in which data is used to make cities operate more efficiently. A recent story in the Wall Street Journal (“The Rise of the Smart City” by Michael Totty) described the trend thusly: “In just […]
This content is only available to members of the CSBJ. To gain access, you'll need to sign in or purchase Digital, Print & Digital Plus, Print & Digital, Print, Digital and The Transcript, Corporate Membership or Digital Monthly If you're already a member, sign in here.
Woodland Park voters will face a record number of ballot questions in the city’s April 5 election, nine of which are proposed charter amendments that would streamline governmental processes and create incentives for new business. Recommendations to streamline operations, which include term-limit modifications for council and mayoral appointments, as well as public notification requirements and […]
This content is only available to members of the CSBJ. To gain access, you'll need to sign in or purchase Digital, Print & Digital Plus, Print & Digital, Print, Digital and The Transcript, Corporate Membership or Digital Monthly If you're already a member, sign in here.
Knowledge is power — or so the saying goes. But lately, it seems some public entities are acting as if releasing information is disempowering. What happens when residents want information from their government? How do citizens who are deeply and personally concerned about governmental actions — or inaction — fare when they seek information? What […]
This content is only available to members of the CSBJ. To gain access, you'll need to sign in or purchase Digital, Print & Digital Plus, Print & Digital, Print, Digital and The Transcript, Corporate Membership or Digital Monthly If you're already a member, sign in here.
Colorado Springs-based political group, Liberty First, will host a community forum Jan. 17 at 6:45 p.m. in the meeting room at East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd. The hour-and-a-half open discussion will allow citizens and media the opportunity to ask city councilors questions pertaining to city-related topics and issues. In light of upcoming city elections, the […]
This content is only available to members of the CSBJ. To gain access, you'll need to sign in or purchase Digital, Print & Digital Plus, Print & Digital, Print, Digital and The Transcript, Corporate Membership or Digital Monthly If you're already a member, sign in here.
Mayor Steve Bach’s City for Champions proposal didn’t impress Economic and Planning Systems, the third-party analyst hired by the Colorado Economic Development Commission to evaluate the city’s request for state tax increment funding. EPS found that visitor estimates by the city were overly optimistic; financial data was skimpy, insufficient and/or inaccurate; and cost and revenue […]
This content is only available to members of the CSBJ. To gain access, you'll need to sign in or purchase Digital, Print & Digital Plus, Print & Digital, Print, Digital and The Transcript, Corporate Membership or Digital Monthly If you're already a member, sign in here.
On June 2, Mayor Steve Bach will perform his last official function, introducing John Suthers to be sworn in as Colorado Springs’ next mayor. For Bach, and the city, it has been a long, strange trip. Elected in 2011 by a 57-43 margin over Richard Skorman, Bach led the city through four singularly tumultuous years. […]
This content is only available to members of the CSBJ. To gain access, you'll need to sign in or purchase Basic Free, Digital, Print & Digital Plus, Print & Digital, Print, Digital and The Transcript, Corporate Membership or Digital Monthly If you're already a member, sign in here.
Monday, U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn, R-Colorado, and retired Lt. Gen. Ed Anderson will join leaders of the Pikes Peak region for a forum on national security and economic prosperity in Colorado Springs and the state. The forum will take place Monday at noon at The Broadmoor hotel. The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition, based in Washington, D.C., […]
This content is only available to members of the CSBJ. To gain access, you'll need to sign in or purchase Digital, Print & Digital Plus, Print & Digital, Print, Digital and The Transcript, Corporate Membership or Digital Monthly If you're already a member, sign in here.
In November 2010, Colorado Springs voters approved a radical change in the City Charter by a 60-40 margin. Issue 300, a citizen-initiated charter amendment, replaced the city manager form of government with a “strong mayor” system. The amendment, supported by an ad hoc coalition of longtime local business leaders, benefited from a sophisticated, heavily funded […]
This content is only available to members of the CSBJ. To gain access, you'll need to sign in or purchase Digital, Print & Digital Plus, Print & Digital, Print, Digital and The Transcript, Corporate Membership or Digital Monthly If you're already a member, sign in here.