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Massey appointed interim city attorney

Massey appointed interim city attorney

Wynetta Massey has been appointed as interim city attorney effective January 3. She succeeds City Attorney Chris Melcher  who is returning to private practice.  Massey has been deputy city attorney and legislative counsel to City Council and will appoint a new legislative counsel from within the city attorney’s office existing staff. Melcher, who will serve as a consultant… Continue Reading Massey appointed interim city attorney

Council rebels, wants lawyer

Since six newcomers joined the Colorado Springs City Council five months ago, all nine members of the city’s legislative body have embraced a single goal. They want their own lawyer. “This is the most important issue that we’ll have to deal with,” said Council President Keith King at a post-election Council retreat last May. City… Continue Reading Council rebels, wants lawyer

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Neumann Systems Group lays off ‘about’ 11, blames mayor

Neumann Systems Group has laid off its vice president of marketing, along with “about 10″ other people, said Dave Neumann, founder and board president of the technology company. And he says it’s all Mayor Steve Bach’s fault, because his staff and one City Council member have created a toxic environment for business. The e-mail and… Continue Reading Neumann Systems Group lays off ‘about’ 11, blames mayor

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City Attorney Chris Melcher knew he might have to defend a no-solicitation ordinance in court, but he was surprised by how swiftly the American Civil Liberties Union filed its lawsuit. “I understand it was just two hours after the City Council voted,” Melcher said. On Nov. 27, Colorado Springs City Council approved a no-solicitation ordinance… Continue Reading City responds to ACLU’s no-solicitation law suit

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Melcher preparing for his new job as city attorney

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Mayor Steve Bach recently appointed Chris Melcher as city attorney. Melcher, who graduated from Yale Law School, has been in Colorado Springs since 2006. When he begins his new job in a couple of weeks, he’ll be stepping into a position that had been occupied by the same person for the last 25 years. Melcher… Continue Reading Melcher preparing for his new job as city attorney

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