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  • Blog: City Attorney time still an issue with City Council

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    City Attorney Wynetta Massey assured City Council Tuesday that it was not going to receive less city attorney time in 2015. Some council members had raised concerns Monday that in proposed 2015 general fund budget council would get less time dedicated to them from the city...

  • Blog: Utilities recognized for water conservation work

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    Colorado Springs Utilities is the winner of the 2014 “WaterSense Partner of the Year” award. The team celebrated Wednesday at the Colorado Springs Utilities Board meeting. The award comes from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which publicly recognized Utilities was honored...

  • Blog: Council members host Saturday office hours to talk CFC

    Updated: 14 hr ago

      Council members Helen Collins and Joel Miller will host office hours Saturday, Oct. 25 in City Hall specifically to talk about the proposed City for Champions project and what they call “stadium welfare.”   “The City for Champions stadium plan includes $200 million in...

  • Wet summer may help city IT budget

    Published: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    A rainy summer helped the parks department with its 2014 budget, and it just might help the information technology department in 2015. - The city budgeted $3.7 million to water the city's parks in 2014, park officials said Tuesday during the second day of the City Council budget...

  • Cost of funding city election a sticking point

    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    There is $600,000 budgeted for 2015 city elections. - Some council members question whether that is enough. What if there is a mayoral runoff, as there was in 2011, some council members asked City Clerk Sarah Johnson. - Johnson said at the council's budget meeting Tuesday that if there...

  • City Council members expected to put up a fight over reduced time from City Attorney

    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    Colorado Springs City Council members will get less time dedicated to them from the City Attorney's Office in 2015, under the mayor's proposed budget. Mayor Steve Bach's 2015 budget reduces by half the time the city attorney will spend working with the City Council. It is among the...

  • The city's IT department can be fixed for $1.7 million, chief of staff says

    Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    Colorado Springs has a new plan for its information technology department, and it's going to need $1.7 million more in the 2015 budget, the city's chief of staff said. - The increase is for hardware and a redesign of the system, including close attention to network security, said Steve...

  • Stormwater measure picks up broad support as opponents point out flaws

    Updated: Sun, Oct 19, 2014

    The campaign on stormwater has become a David vs. Goliath match in terms of spending and visible support. Proponents of El Paso County Measure 1B, which would spend $40 million a year to plan, build and maintain drainage and flood control projects in four cities and portions of the...

  • Children have a blast launching rockets and building things at the PPLD Mini Maker Faire

    Updated: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    Nine-year-old Noah Schneiderman had a plan when he stepped up to the compressed air machine Saturday and prepared to launch his paper rocket. Of the hundreds of children who had gone before him, only a couple of dozen pumped the compressor hard enough to get their rocket to stick in...

  • Library 21c debuts video production studio in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    Library 21c debuted its Center for Public Media on Saturday in hopes of helping future filmmakers, video producers, musicians and more produce their own high-quality videos. Staffers at Library 21c unveiled a studio with video cameras, lights and editing programs. They will offer...

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