RSS

Tag Archive | "USOC"

The new USOC deal in verse

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

5 Comments

As the new USOC deal, like some cawing raven of doom, figuratively flaps from one group of lawyers to another, from one dithering board to another, eventually to settle on city hall, what will we see? With yet more apologies to the restless spirit of Edgar Allan Poe, here’s what we may see. Once upon […]

Continue reading...

Groucho, Karl and the USOC

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

3 Comments

“History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.”- Karl Marx Last week, councilmember Jerry Heimlicher vowed loudly and publicly that, joined by a majority of his colleagues, he would insist that council be updated on the USOC deal in open session. That didn’t happen.  Yesterday during the informal City Council meeting, avisibly chastened Heimlicher made only […]

Continue reading...

Now what, Mr. Mayor?

Friday, June 12, 2009

3 Comments

It’s not often that you have the privilege of witnessing history.  Today’s hearing of the city’s Independent Ethics Commission might, in retrospect, become a defining moment in the city’s history. After veteran Springs attorney Lindsay Fischer, who has practiced law in Colorado Springs for 45 years, made his presentation on behalf of his client, Central Bancorp […]

Continue reading...

USOC/LandCo/City circus ending?

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

2 Comments

This morning’s joint press release from the USOC and LandCo, announcing that they have “resolved all disputes relating to the USOC and LandCo’s relationship as part of the project to retain the USOC in Colorado Springs” almost certainly signals that a similar resolution between the city and LandCo is in the offing. So here’s the question: […]

Continue reading...

City terminates LandCo deal

Thursday, May 21, 2009

4 Comments

The withdrawal notice from the city to its erstwhile partners in the U.S. Olympic Committee headquarters deal, LandCo and the USOC itself, gives a preview of the defense that Colorado Springs will offer to the lawsuit LandCo filed against it and the USOC. The USOC withdrew from the Economic Development Agreement last month. The city seems to be following a […]

Continue reading...

USOC marketing reorganization

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

1 Comment

  Every day brings a new USOC rumor – and yesterday was no exception.   According to the usual unreliable source (I could tell you who she is, but I’d have to lie) USOC Chief Marketing Officer Lisa Baird will be hiring as many as six employees to staff the USOC’s marketing program, which may […]

Continue reading...

Come clean, Mr. Mayor

Friday, May 8, 2009

1 Comment

The ethics complaint filed May 4 against Mayor Lionel Rivera by the Ron Johnson, CEO of Central Bancorp,  makes serious allegations against the mayor, to which he ought to respond swiftly, openly and honestly. Johnson complaint alleges, among other things, that “The Mayor has and continues to negotiate on behalf of the City with parties […]

Continue reading...

Let the games end!

Friday, March 13, 2009

2 Comments

The U.S. Olympic Committee/city/LandCo drama continues, with no end in sight – or if there is, the principal players aren’t talking.  We don’t know whether the Mayor Lionel Rivera’s clandestine fundraising campaign to prop up the deal continues (to read the letter in its entirety, click here), or whether the USA Boxing still wants a $3 […]

Continue reading...