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No fresh start — city has seen more of the same

Friday, September 28, 2012

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What’s happening to City Council? Have they gone nuts? Council’s actions, particularly when acting at the Utilities Board, suggest something more than ordinary daffiness, if something less than demonic possession. Few of us are naïve enough to hold local elected officials to particularly high standards. We don’t expect the friendly efficiency of Starbucks, or even […]

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Council may repeat precedent for battling Utilities

Friday, September 21, 2012

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City Councilors, a timid and irresolute lot in the best of times, always have found it difficult to override the recommendations of the managers who report to them. Such avoidant behavior is understandable. Utilities managers understand utility issues; Memorial managers understand health care issues; city staff understands city issues. They’re well-paid, highly qualified experts who […]

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Utilities 101: Here’s how Council can solve its problems

Monday, September 10, 2012

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A recent formal City Council agenda included these items: “A resolution to transfer funds in the amount of $40,000 from the demolition of the Old Terminal Building project to the West Aviation Lavatory Triturator project at the Colorado Springs Airport. (Airport — Mark Earle)” “CPC ZC 12-00047: (Quasi-Judicial Matter) Ordinance No. 12-55 amending the zoning […]

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