Tag Archive | "city charter"

What the city charter has to say about initiatives, ethics and recall elections

Tuesday, June 16, 2009


The city charter is not exactly a pleasure to read. Unlike the United States Constitution, its words were not composed by highly literate, profoundly intelligent men who were deeply conscious of the weight of history and who together deliberated at length over each phrase, each word and each article. The Constitution was written by our […]

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My thoughts on the mayor’s speech

Wednesday, June 3, 2009


One of the few perks available to the Mayor of Colorado Springs is, one hopes, a speechwriter.  If not, Mayor Lionel Rivera would have been obliged to labor late into the night to produce many thousands of words of flat, turgid prose. If he did, my sympathies!  And if he didn’t, speaking as one with a demonstrated ability to […]

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