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Council to hold work session about convention center

The City Council will meet from 1 to 5 p.m. Jan 5 in city Council Chambers to discuss the feasibility and cost of a downtown convention center.

Council will review the project plans in light of the Downtown Action Plan, which was adopted in 1992. Fiscal considerations to be discussed will include overall costs, operating subsidy and revenue sources. Work session participants also will talk about financing for the hotel and alternative funding options for the downtown convention center.

The finalized agenda will be available from the city’s Budget Office after 4 p.m. Jan. 3. The public is invited to attend but, as at informal council meetings, will not be invited to speak during the work session

Governor scheduled to speak to group from Springs

The annual Colorado Springs Day at the legislature is February 9. Gov. Bill Owens will be keynote speaker at the luncheon at the Adam’s Mark Hotel that leads an afternoon of briefings at the State Capitol.

All Greater Colorado Chamber of Commerce members and guests are invited to participate in this opportunity to advance our legislative agenda and to focus the attention of the state government on Colorado Springs.

Participants will visit the legislature and various committees. After that, there will be a discussion about Amendment 23 and TABOR. The briefings are followed by a reception at the Warwick Hotel. The governor, his cabinet and all state legislators are invited to the event. Bus service will be available, leaving from the Chapel Hills Mall at 10 a.m. The cost is $75 or $85 for those riding the bus.

Reservations can be made by calling 575-4317 or evania@cscc.org.

American National Bank showcasing student artwork

From Jan. 5-21, 50 students from Harrison and sierra high schools in School District 2 will have their artwork on exhibit at American National Bank, 1130 N. Circle Drive.

The artwork will demonstrate various mediums, including drawing, painting, prints and some 3-D work.

The exhibits hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.