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Build your own government

The Field of Council Dreams is set, and the race has officially begun — so welcome to our messy, chaotic, wonderfully democratic and deeply satisfying city elections. On April 7, we’ll vote to choose three candidates among 13 aspirants for at-large seats on City Council. In addition, voters in District 2 can choose between Kanda… Continue Reading Build your own government

We need real money for stormwater

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At its Jan. 24 meeting, the Colorado Springs City Council approved a stormwater resolution presented by Councilor Jan Martin. The plan calls for an annual total of $19 million in designated stormwater funding, beginning in 2016. This number assumes $8 million will be available annually from funds now used to pay principal and interest on… Continue Reading We need real money for stormwater

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The challenges of investing in our family

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There’s no money to support economic development. We need money for stormwater, roads and bridges. Why should I give City Hall more money when they waste the taxes we pay?  These are the assertions I hear around our family dinner table, requiring us to gain perspective. In anthropological economics, the concept of societal surplus refers… Continue Reading The challenges of investing in our family

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Snider’s exit not good for city

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True to his low-key form, Val Snider decided last week to break some news in a different way — on his Facebook page. With no fanfare, Snider made known his decision not to pursue a second term on the Colorado Springs City Council. Snider, a retired Air Force major with a lengthy resumé of civic… Continue Reading Snider’s exit not good for city

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As regular Business Journal readers can confirm, it’s not our usual practice on this page to editorialize about national political issues, for reasons that should be obvious. But this will have to be an exception, after President Barack Obama announced his backing for a plan that, in concept, would create two years of free tuition… Continue Reading Let’s check out Tennessee’s idea

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Legislators seek common ground

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Perhaps it was the calm before the storm, but we were encouraged by how civil the state’s lawmakers acted leading into the Legislature’s 2015 session, which convened Wednesday. Yes, there will be friction over the next four months as the General Assembly works on the state budget and numerous other proposals, given how close the… Continue Reading Legislators seek common ground

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Let’s pull together more in 2015

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As the new year begins, we can see a lot of positives surrounding the Colorado Springs business community. The local economy is holding its own, and we continue to observe many optimistic signs about the months ahead. Two major projects on the east side of downtown, the O’Neil Group’s Catalyst Campus as well as developments… Continue Reading Let’s pull together more in 2015

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2014: North Tejon stands out

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Assuming most readers have waded through our special look-back at the stories and issues that shaped the year of 2014, we felt it would be appropriate to add an unexpected, additional exclamation mark at the end. We always are watching as small businesses come and go, make progress and find their niches. Sometimes, they create… Continue Reading 2014: North Tejon stands out

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Time is now for next leaders

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There’s a brilliant one-sentence description of Colorado Springs circulating among many in the business community. It goes like this: “We are a city of leaders — without a leader.” At the same time, another mantra has been making the rounds in regard to another hot-button local issue: “As soon as Steve Bach says he’s not… Continue Reading Time is now for next leaders

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Colorado outlook can’t hurt us

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In a Denver hotel ballroom Monday afternoon, Richard Wobbekind of the University of Colorado confirmed what almost anyone close to the state’s business scene already knew. Colorado’s economy continues to be strong, as confirmed by most of the 2015 Colorado Business Economic Outlook. That report, produced annually by CU Boulder’s Leeds School of Business by… Continue Reading Colorado outlook can’t hurt us

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