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Council kills fee waiver for downtown developers

Council kills fee waiver for downtown developers

Colorado Springs City Council voted down a resolution Tuesday that would have waived fees for downtown residential development in an attempt to support urban infill projects. Councilors voted 5-4 to kill the proposed amendment to a 1973 ordinance pertaining to fees for the creation of new parks and schools throughout the city. The amendment —… Continue Reading Council kills fee waiver for downtown developers

Bach vetoes city ordinances on licensing fees

Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach vetoed ordinances the city council approved earlier this week. The ordinances would have ended most business licensing fees within the city. “I would very much like to support reducing or eliminating business licensing fees as well as City business personal property taxes,” said Mayor Bach. “Our goal is to be the… Continue Reading Bach vetoes city ordinances on licensing fees

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Taking an action at its Tuesday regular meeting that may benefit many small businesses in Colorado Springs, City Council voted to eliminate almost all business licensing fees, thereby foregoing nearly $400,000 in annual revenue. Businesses ranging from concrete contractors to operators of “circuses and menageries” must still apply for city licensure, but there will be… Continue Reading Council votes to end business licensing fees, but Bach may veto

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The Colorado Springs City Council does not favor creating a physical stormwater department, “nor do we have plans to expand city government,” said Council President Keith King on Monday. King’s statements reiterated statements made to Mayor Steve Bach in an Oct. 14 letter. Council proposes a stormwater appropriation department dedicated to stormwater operations and maintenance.… Continue Reading Council: Stormwater issue need not expand city government

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The 50 people who attended a public stormwater meeting Thursday unequivocally endorsed a regional–not city-wide–approach to the stormwater problem in El Paso County. The Pikes Peak Regional Stormwater Task Force, the Colorado Springs City Council and the El Paso County Board of Commissioners hosted the meeting to gather citizen feedback on stormwater solutions. Mayor Steve… Continue Reading Public wants regional stormwater solution

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Council to get direction about retail marijuana

Colorado Springs City Council will start work on regulations needed for the retail marijuana industry at a work session Monday, May 13. City Attorney Kyle Sauer will brief the city council on state legislation regarding retail marijuana licensing and regulation. Council will give the city staff direction for a public process to evaluate options to… Continue Reading Council to get direction about retail marijuana

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The city’s ethics commission has decided to narrow its investigation of City Councilor Tim Leigh to three allegations related to actions he took regarding Neumann Systems Group. The commission, at the same time, said it could not investigate several other allegations — including those that said Leigh had made negative public statements, had interacted with… Continue Reading Ethics Commission narrows scope of Leigh investigation

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Former Memorial Health System CEO Larry McEvoy will get to keep all of his $1.15 million severance package. After an hours-long closed session yesterday, City Council decided there was little it could do to alter the compensation package – which includes 18 months’ salary, a company car, $20,000 in outplacement services and cash in lieu… Continue Reading McEvoy to keep $1.15 million severance package

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The Colorado Springs City Council unanimously asked the entireMemorial Board of Trustees – minus Memorial Chief of Staff Karen Anthony – to resign by 5 p.m. tomorrow or face removal by the City Council. Continue Reading Council asks board to resign, McEvoy’s settlement faces ‘legal review’

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Despite the calls for dissolving the Memorial Health System board and the outrage about CEO Larry McEvoy’s $1.15 million severance package. experts say it is not out of line with industry standards. Continue Reading McEvoy’s $1.15 million severance below industry average

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