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Snider’s exit not good for city

True to his low-key form, Val Snider decided last week to break some news in a different way — on his Facebook page. With no fanfare, Snider made known his decision not to pursue a second term on the Colorado Springs City Council. Snider, a retired Air Force major with a lengthy resumé of civic… Continue Reading Snider’s exit not good for city

Mayoral candidates: Tough assignment

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Following Val Snider’s decision not to seek a second at-large term on City Council, it’s clear at least three new members will take their seats at the Council dais after the April 7 city elections. Jan Martin is term-limited after eight years and can’t run again. Merv Bennett will run for a second term, and… Continue Reading Mayoral candidates: Tough assignment

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Snider won’t run for re-election

Val Snider announced Friday morning on Facebook that he will not run for a second term on City Council. Here’s his post: 2015 CITY COUNCIL ELECTION CAMPAIGN RAMPS UP……FOR SOME After much thought and personal reflection I have decided I’d like to take my life in a new direction, other than running for another 4 years on… Continue Reading Snider won’t run for re-election

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At a special media briefing this morning, Mayor Steve Bach praised council’s decision to restore funding to the Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Regional Business Alliance and the Police Department–but expressed dissatisfaction over Council’s apparent decision to fund park watering costs by taking $1.1 million from the city’s emergency reserve fund, and firmly rejected Council’s… Continue Reading Bach instructs staff to ‘disregard’ council’s action

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Streetcars can help Springs’ economy

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Bring back a streetcar to Colorado Springs? Why would we want to do that? What could an electric streetcar do for Colorado Springs? A citizen group, the Colorado Springs Streetcar Task Force, asked those same questions in January 2009. The task force undertook a streetcar feasibility study, the first step in a formal planning process… Continue Reading Streetcars can help Springs’ economy

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