Tag Archive | "Colorado Springs Utilities"

Strong mayor will be less powerful than present ‘weak mayor’

Thursday, October 21, 2010


If the “strong mayor” initiative passes on Nov. 2, there may be an unforeseen consequence or two. Some observations: Money talks, everything else walks. In 1991, I managed to get elected to city council by spending a then-unprecedented $9,000 on a decidedly amateurish campaign. I made my own TV spots, designed my own posters and […]

Continue reading...

Colorado Springs: The entitlement city

Monday, January 25, 2010


Remember the “6035” project? Remember “Dream City”? And whatever happened to those hundreds of fresh-faced community leaders that the Colorado Springs Leadership Institute has trained, graduated and sent on their way during the last decade? I have good news for you! Dream City is alive, sort of, kept on life support by the occasional article […]

Continue reading...

My very own reservoir site – and it’s free!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Comments Off

Colorado Springs Utilities CEO Jerry Forte may have been born on a Wednesday – but it wasn’t yesterday. In a polite but devastating takedown of Mark Morley’s offer to sell Utilities a reservoir site near Pueblo for $36 million, and pass along $12 million of the sales price to the USOC, Forte said thanks-but no […]

Continue reading...

The Dougster’s baaaaack!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Comments Off

Just when you might have thought that Douglas Bruce had retreated quietly from politics, perhaps happily ensconced in some palatial, Mandarin era residence along the Bund in Shanghai, he’s baaaaack!!! Here’s the scoop, such as it is, on the latest Bruce/city kerfuffle. The ol’ tax cutter took out petitions during May of this year, intent […]

Continue reading...