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Council: Stormwater issue need not expand city government

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

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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Memorial Health System’s board president challenged city council member Tim Leigh on every single point of his complaints about the hospital and the way it’s being run. Last week, Leigh sent a widely-dispersed email that said he’d been told about many issues with Memorial: some faulty real estate deals, some issues with doctors and some… Continue Reading Memorial responds to council member’s criticisms

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City Council: RLF should be more open

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The Regional Leadership Forum should consider being more transparent, more open, said Colorado Springs City Council members. The remarks came at the end of a presentation by Pam Keller of Keller Homes, who is also an individual member of the forum. “Are the meetings open?” asked council member Brandy Williams. “Do people know when they… Continue Reading City Council: RLF should be more open

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City Councilman Tim Leigh has a lot of ideas. Some are wild — like getting Colorado Springs Utilities to build kayaking rapids in Fountain Creek. Some are big — like building a downtown, Olympic-themed sports arena. And some are just plain unconventional — like using money from the lease for Memorial hospital’s assets to pay… Continue Reading Tim Leigh: A visionary or just eccentric?

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