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Watchdog group: City on path toward ‘financial crisis’

The City of Colorado Springs’ spending levels and unfunded liabilities are leading it into a “downward spiral” and potentially toward a “financial crisis,” according to a report by the City Committee of Colorado Springs. The volunteer, independent City Committee was formed by Chuck Fowler, president of Fowler Communications Co., and Steve Bartolin, CEO of The… Continue Reading Watchdog group: City on path toward ‘financial crisis’

The importance of next April’s mayoral election to the business community can hardly be overstated. Whoever fills the office will wield unprecedented power, able to single-handedly decide issues of crucial importance to business. Despite such high stakes, the business community is unlikely to unite behind a single candidate. Although some prominent business figures, led by… Continue Reading Business may remain on sidelines in mayoral race

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If you’re inclined to keep score, I’ll help you out: There will be five uses of “but” in this column, which means that almost every time I am making a point, I’ll be contradicting something I previously wrote. In an open letter that ran in the CSBJ’s Jan. 29 edition, Steve Bartolin, the CEO of… Continue Reading City committee a good idea, but …

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