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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 […]

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Rivera’s opposition to 300 part of awkward dance with Jenkins and Co.

Monday, October 18, 2010

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Mayor Lionel Rivera and the proponents of Issue 300 have been engaging in an awkward little dance ever since David Jenkins decided to put real money behind the “Mayor Project.” Rivera has long supported changing the form of government, but his particular model is substantially different from the one that voters will either approve or […]

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Geezers stump for strong mayor

Friday, March 26, 2010


The campaign to change the form of government in Colorado Springs has begun in earnest. “Citizens for Accountable Leadership”, the brainchild of Colorado Springs developer David Jenkins, sent out a press release yesterday announcing that Chuck Murphy, Andy McElhany, and Mary Ellen McNally would chair the group, which so far has seven announced supporters. Norwood […]

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