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Westside Neighbors to host mayoral, city council forum

Westside Neighbors to host mayoral, city council forum

The Organization of Westside Neighbors has scheduled an event Tuesday, Feb, 24, aimed at allowing the community to get to know the city’s mayoral and City Council candidates. The event, 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Westside Community Center (17th and Bijou streets), will include a two-hour forum as well as meet-and-greet time before and after, according… Continue Reading Westside Neighbors to host mayoral, city council forum

Candidates in race for mayor, City Council finalized

As of 9 a.m. today, Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015, there were six official candidates for mayor, 13 candidates for three at-large spots on City Council, two candidates for District 2 and one candidate for District 4. Mayoral candidates include County Commissioner Amy Lathen, former Mayor Mary Lou Makepeace, former Colorado Attorney General John Suthers, former Councilmember… Continue Reading Candidates in race for mayor, City Council finalized

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When Mayor Steve Bach was campaigning last spring, his business-friendly platform included vows to create jobs, streamline the development review process and end the business personal property tax. Continue Reading Bach supporters are many, despite stagnation

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More than 100 people showed up to Mayor Steve Bach’s town hall meeting at the Penrose Library Wednesday to talk about how to revitalize downtown. Ideas included creating an Olympics museum, building a Sky Sox stadium, adding high-speed rail, offering more housing options and improving access from Interstate 25. Bach used the opportunity to reiterate… Continue Reading Town hall meeting attendees dream big for downtown

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Mayor Steve Bach today unveiled new initiatives and announced the creation of several new positions, including a new chief of staff, deputy chief of staff, fire chief, parks director and chief of economic vitality and innovation. Former Cheyenne Mountain Resort General Manager Laura Neumann will be Bach’s new chief of staff, and former chief of… Continue Reading Mayor shakes up city staff, adds positions, creates initiatives

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Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach has named interim city manager and fire department chief Steve Cox as his chief of staff. Cox, a Colorado Springs native,  was appointed acting assistant city manager in 2008 after former city manager Penny Culbreth-Graft resigned. He was sworn-in as Colorado Springs fire chief in October 2008. Bach said during a press… Continue Reading Bach names Cox as chief of staff

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Bach launches mayoral campaign

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Before an enthusiastic crowd of about 150 supporters, Steve Bach launched his mayoral campaign Wednesday by laying out an action plan that was short on detail but, among other items, promised to make big changes in city government. Bach called for “transforming city government so it works for everyone – and without tax increases,” for… Continue Reading Bach launches mayoral campaign

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Richard Skorman officially launched his bid for Colorado Springs mayor Tuesday, citing his experience as a businessman, nonprofit leader and elected official and pledging to “stabilize and then strengthen city services” and to be “the jobs mayor.” “We need a solid strategic plan to bring in new, high-paying, environmentally-sound 21st century jobs,” Skorman said, “and a… Continue Reading Skorman launches mayoral bid

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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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Tim Leigh, co-founder of local real estate firm Hoff & Leigh, said he filed paperwork this afternoon to become a candidate for mayor of Colorado Springs. He described his platform as focused on positive efforts to “move the city forward.” While Leigh did not identify a specific plan to solve the city’s financial crisis, he… Continue Reading Leigh wants to be Springs mayor

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