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After months of debate and delay, City Council has passed the first reading of changes to the fire code as a result of the Waldo Canyon fire. The Fire Department’s fire marshal met with more than 1,200 people, the Home Builders Association, City Council and Mayor Steve Bach to develop the amendment. The efforts focused… Continue Reading City Council OKs first reading of fire-code changes

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ACLU subpoenas mayor, councilor and police chief

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The Mayor’s Counsel meeting and press conference originally scheduled for Thursday Dec. 13 have both been canceled, due to the ongoing lawsuit against the city’s no-solicitation ordinance. The American Civil Liberties Union has subpoenaed Mayor Steve Bach, Councilor Merv Bennett and Police Chief Pete Carey to testify in the federal trial in Denver Thursday morning.… Continue Reading ACLU subpoenas mayor, councilor and police chief

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Colorado Springs will hold an open house to discuss the installation of a roundabout at the five-legged intersection of Tejon Street, Cascade Avenue, Ramona Avenue and Cheyenne Boulevard. The open house is scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m. on Dec. 11 at St. Aiden’s Anglican Church, 1626 S. Tejon St. Engineers from the project team… Continue Reading City to hold open house about Tejon St. roundabout

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The Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority is seeking a volunteer to serve on its citizen advisory committee. The committee provides recommendations to the PPRTA board of directors about budgets, contracts and project implementation. Committee members must live in Colorado Springs, unincorporated El Paso County, Manitou Springs, Green Mountain Falls or Ramah. Members must be able… Continue Reading PPRTA board seeks volunteer for advisory committee

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The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court against the City of Colorado Springs, asking for an injunction of the new no-solicitation zone City Council approved Tuesday. The lawsuit claims that the amendment to the city’s solicitation ordinance violates First Amendment rights to free speech. The ACLU filed the… Continue Reading ACLU files suit over no-solicitation ordinance

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The city of Colorado Springs and the Westside Community Center LLC have renewed their partnership agreement to continue operating the Westside Community Center at 1628 W. Bijou St. The new agreement will run through December 2015. The partnership started in 2010, and the Westside Community Center LLC was created by the Center for Strategic Ministry,… Continue Reading City continues partnership for Westside Community Center

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If you were given the task of creating a new governance model for Colorado, you might well discard the entire existing system. Continue Reading How to reach elected leaders: Play the game, it’s not difficult

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Colorado Springs Utilities Board of Directors – essentially City Council in a different role – is seeking 10 Springs residents to be part of a task force charged with developing and evaluating requests for proposals regarding a study to decommission and remove the Martin Drake power plant, located in the downtown corridor. Residents should be… Continue Reading CSU board seeks volunteers to study Drake decommission

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PPACG seeks community volunteer

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The Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments is seeking a volunteer to serve on its community advisory committee. Members must have the time to review materials and attend meetings, and must be a resident of El Paso or Teller counties. The committee meets the last Wednesday of each month from 3 to 5 p.m in… Continue Reading PPACG seeks community volunteer

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Neumann Systems Group has another plan to make coal-fired power plants more environmentally friendly. The company that has been battling to save the Martin Drake Power Plant and it’s coal-cleaning Neustream technology that’s used there, says its newest venture could amount to 250 high-tech jobs, $400 million in construction projects and $150 million in sales. Neumann… Continue Reading Neumann proposes rare-earth metals extraction business for downtown plant

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