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City committee a good idea, but …

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 …

This week, a 293-page report was presented to City Council from the Sustainable Funding Committee. Twenty residents worked for 13 months to complete this hefty document. The SFC’s task was to study city expenditures and the revenue structure to support them. In 2004, another group got started on yet another document that took a year… Continue Reading City Council needs to act on recommendations this time

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To ensure a more sustainable funding structure, the City of Colorado Springs should consider implementing new taxes and fees, extending or increasing existing taxes and fees, reducing existing tax exemptions, and augment or modify the way it provides services. Continue Reading SFC recommends higher taxes, fees

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