Tag Archive | "strong mayor"

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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Tim Leigh quits race – who’s next?

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

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Tim Leigh’s six – month candidacy for mayor seemed to reaffirm much of what is best about Colorado Springs. Here was a guy who came to the Springs from Grand Forks a quarter of a century ago. He fell in love with the city, raised a family, built a successful business, made many friends and […]

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Tim Leigh: vision trumps experience

Monday, May 24, 2010


Tim Leigh is mad, mad, mad at me!! Why? Because I suggested that Sallie Clark would be a better fit as a “strong mayor” come 2011. Here’s what Tim wrote in his defense. “I have been asked about my vision for Colorado Springs. It’s simple. My vision includes resetting Colorado Springs as “a world class […]

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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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Meet our city’s new mayor

Monday, March 8, 2010


Judging from recent election results, a majority of Colorado Springs voters will support any reasonable measure to cure the city’s ills, as long as the measure doesn’t involve the dreaded “T” word. That may be why a proposal to change the city’s form of government to the so-called “strong mayor” system has gotten so much […]

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