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Colorado Springs’ infrastructure could deteriorate if the city’s residents don’t pass Issue A, commonly known as SCIP 01. A citizens’ panel and a technical panel composed of chairs of Springs Community Improvement Program committees presented that message last week to an audience of business leaders at The Broadmoor hotel. “Business people understand why we need… Continue Reading Tax increase is essential in infrastructure upkeep (4791)

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Beth Spokas is careful not to put the cart before the horse. Although talk is under way to form a downtown Community Development Corp., there must first be a project that would benefit from this developmental entity. Spokas is executive director of the Downtown Partnership – a 4-year-old organization that coordinates activities, projects, and programs… Continue Reading Funding group for downtown development considered

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Urban renewal plan approved by commission

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Green. The color has many connotations attached to it: luck of the Irish and a knack for cultivation are just two of them. Both are metaphors, in a wee way, for real estate issues. Lucky charms At the Planning Commission meeting March 8, the Southwest Downtown Urban Renewal Plan grew an inch, passing unanimously 8-0,… Continue Reading Urban renewal plan approved by commission

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Mardi Gras may be over and done, but the City Council candidates’ party has just begun. Tom Gallagher withdrew his bid for the at-large seat on City Council and is endorsing former opponent Tim Pleasant. Gallagher made the March 9 deadline for dropping out of the City Council race. However, the ballots were sent to… Continue Reading Withdrawn City Council candidate will be on ballot

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City grapples with growth-related issues

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Residential and commercial developers are facing a local version of a statewide dilemma: how to plan responsibly for growth and continue to benefit from it. City Council decided Tuesday to postpone yet again any decision on how to fund a grade-separated interchange at the intersection of Woodmen Road and Academy Boulevard, until the city completes… Continue Reading City grapples with growth-related issues

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Mardi Gras may be over and done, but the City Council candidates’ party has just begun. Tom Gallagher withdrew his bid for the at-large seat on City Council and is endorsing former opponent Tim Pleasant. Gallagher made the March 9 deadline for dropping out of the City Council race. However, the ballots were sent to… Continue Reading Withdrawn City Council candidate will be on ballot (4795)

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The procedure for filing reports about campaign donations and expenditures began as a muddy puddle for some City Council candidates, but time has settled the churning waters. In a previous article, The Business Journal reported that some candidates were confused by the filing requirements due to the city’s adoption of the Fair Campaign and Practices… Continue Reading City clerk reluctant to punish late campaign filers

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A lawsuit filed against the city doesn’t seem to present a conflict of interest for an asset manager who is running for City Council, despite concerns to the contrary. “If it was, I’d recuse myself,” said Kevin Butcher, who is running for a seat on City Council representing District 2, the northeast section of Colorado… Continue Reading City Council candidate involved in city lawsuit

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Anyone who has visited Disney World and ridden to the theme park on a lightrail system knows the thrill of traveling at fast speed and reaching a destination in a fraction of the time it takes to drive there. The same is true for anyone who has hopped on Denver’s new lightrail system in the… Continue Reading Officials consider additional mass transit options

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City Council passed a resolution Tuesday allowing Colorado Springs Utilities to authorize certain tariff changes to modify its time-of-use services, in which businesses can choose to re-allocate energy usage and save money. Three options are geared toward reducing the cost of electricity for commercial and industrial users, said Dennis Senger, pricing manager for Colorado Springs… Continue Reading New resolution allows utility pricing changes

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