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Carey to serve as interim chief

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The deputy chief of police will serve as interim police chief until a new one can be hired, according to a press release from the city of Colorado Springs. Peter Carey has been with the Colorado Springs Police Department since 1984, and was named deputy chief in 2008. He has been a master patrol officer,… Continue Reading Carey to serve as interim chief

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In the wake of criticism over suggested ballot initiatives, City Attorney Pat Kelly has announced her decision to retire on Sept. 30. The decision comes after Kelly sent Mayor Steve Bach several suggestions for November ballot initiatives, including one that would allow City Council to appoint the city attorney, instead of the mayor. The initiatives,… Continue Reading City attorney retiring after 25 years

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Colorado Springs’ sales tax revenue  is higher than it was at this time last year and is on track to come in over budget by year’s end. The city’s 2011 mid-year financial report shows sales and use tax revenue – the city’s main source of income – is at $36.5 million as of June 1.… Continue Reading Sales tax revenue up, but mayor, council not hiring yet

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Job-creation team barely limps along

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For the first time in decades, the City of Colorado Springs will enter the new year without a dedicated economic development team. The team had played an important role in helping the privately funded Colorado Springs Regional Economic Development Corp. in attracting new companies and retaining existing businesses, a mission that became increasingly urgent in… Continue Reading Job-creation team barely limps along

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The City of Colorado Springs has launched a web site that seeks to connect potential volunteers and donors with projects they care about – especially as city resources to fund the dry up. The “Give Where You Live” web page can be accessed by visiting Springsgov.com and clicking on the Give Where You Live tab… Continue Reading City-service donation web page launched

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Colorado Springs businessman Buddy Gilmore filed to run for mayor of Colorado Springs, today. He’s the second member of the Colorado Springs business community to throw his hat in the ring, following real estate broker/developer Tim Leigh. Gilmore is the CEO of Shape Technologies, which, according to the company’s Web site, “provides innovative system solutions… Continue Reading Gilmore second to throw hat in mayor’s 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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Downtown business owners seem united in their agreement that something needed to be done about homeless camps on Monument Creek. Colorado Springs City Council passed an ordinance last night that outlawed the camps, and police will begin issuing tickets for people who remain. The vote passed after hours of discussion, with only Councilman Tom Gallagher… Continue Reading Business owners agree with council ban

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El Paso County appears ready to ride to the rescue of the Pioneers Museum, but the City of Colorado Springs views the offer as “pie in the sky.” Continue Reading City blows off proposal to save Pioneers Museum

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POC, fire station transfer complete

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El Paso County property transaction records show the transfer of the Police Operations Center and Fire Station 8 from the City of Colorado Springs to the City of Colorado Springs Public Facilities Authority. Continue Reading POC, fire station transfer complete

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