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Hours after attorney Lindsay Fischer filed a 25-page response regarding his lawsuit against the City of Colorado Springs alleging that the city’s plan to issue certificates of participation secured by a fire station and the Police Operations Center is illegal, District Judge Scott Sells threw out the suit. In a brief order characterizing the COPs… Continue Reading Judge throws out Fischer’s USOC lawsuit

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Attorney Lindsay Fischer filed a 25 page response yesterday in his lawsuit against the City of Colorado Springs, which alleges that the city’s plan to mortgage the Police Operations Center and Fire Station 8 and use the proceeds to pay for the proposed retention package for the U.S. Olympic Committee is illegal. Fischer filed the… Continue Reading Fischer files response in USOC case; judge may rule tomorrow

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Colorado Springs lacks positive leadership, community collaboration, is rapidly losing young professionals and the local Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights severely handicaps the city’s economic development efforts. That’s the conclusion of the “Operation 60Thirty-five Action Plan” and the “Implementation Matrix” prepared by Angelou Economics of Austin, Texas, at the request of more than a dozen public and… Continue Reading Angelou: City economic development compromised by systemic problems

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One of the strangest — and for me, one of the most endearing — characteristics of our confusing time is our affection for antique forms of transportation such as trains and bicycles. In pre-bust California, the giddy voters authorized the state to issue nearly $10 billion in transportation bonds to finance a proposed high-speed rail… Continue Reading Forget the rails, my bike really would have liked Ike

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Spurred on by the then-booming economy during 2007, Colorado legislators and liberal interest groups were poised to load the 2008 ballot with revenue-enhancing proposals — or, less politely, new taxes. Interviewed by the Denver Post during October of 2007, then-House Speaker Andrew Romanoff said, “If I had to choose today between providing health care for… Continue Reading Days of red ink reckoning loom for foreseeable future

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Lots of taking but not a whole lot of giving back

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Monday was, in case you hadn’t noticed, one of the most glorious Labor Days in years. Start with perfect weather, balloons galore in the morning, the American Discovery Trail Marathon a little later and ending, as thousands of us did, with beer, wine, backyard cookouts and kids throwing glowsticks in the moonlight. I went for… Continue Reading Lots of taking but not a whole lot of giving back

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The author of the economic impact analysis describes the study as ‘the ultimate downside risk analysis.’
Continue Reading City can’t find data used to justify USOC deal

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Heimlicher resigning

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Colorado Springs City Councilman Jerry Heimlicher announced today that he will resign Sept. 30. Heimlicher has served on council since 2003, representing District 3, the southwest quadrant of the city. Heimlicher, a retired Ford credit executive of 38 years, said he has concerns about whether his executive pension will remain intact, given the auto industry’s… Continue Reading Heimlicher resigning

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Can they pull it off? Can two canny and accomplished women persuade the always skeptical voters of Colorado Springs to approve a property tax hike and rescue the city from the worst fiscal crisis it has experienced since the 1970s? Will Councilwoman Jan Martin and nonprofit leader Mary Ellen McNally enter the mythic pantheon of… Continue Reading Martin and McNally facing long odds with tax proposal

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Company reports more than $1 billion in debt Freedom Communications Inc., owner of more than 30 daily newspapers including The Gazette, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in U. S. Bankruptcy Court in Wilmington, Del., this morning. According to Bloomberg News, the company said that it has assets of between $500 million and $1 billion, eclipsed… Continue Reading Freedom bankruptcy official

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