More Monica Mendoza Articles

  • Blog: Phone scammer trying to collect city sales taxes

    Updated: Thu, Sep 11, 2014

    If you get a telephone call from someone claiming that you could be arrested for tax evasion over unpaid city sales taxes, it's a scam, city officials say. The city's public information office released a statement Thursday morning saying the city has been made aware of scam...

  • Colorado Springs City Council nixes recreational marijuana ballot question

    Updated: Wed, Sep 10, 2014

    The Colorado Springs City Council will not ask voters if they want the city to allow recreational marijuana sales, leaving the issue in the hands of citizens who could collect signatures to get the question on the 
ballot. The council voted 6-3 on Tuesday against an April ballot...

  • Five things said Tuesday at Colorado Springs City Hall

    Updated: Wed, Sep 10, 2014

    Five things said Tuesday during the Colorado Springs City Council meeting: - "We all know that Pickleball is becoming the new hot thing." - Council member Jan Martin, on the proposed 2015 Lodgers and Automobile Rental Tax budget. Friends of Pikes Peak Pickleball - a racquet sport -...

  • Colorado Springs council sets electric rates below what they were before Drake fire

    Updated: Tue, Sep 9, 2014

    Come next month, Colorado Springs Utilities customers will see lower rates in their electric bills. - The Colorado Springs City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to lower electric rates by 5.3 percent, which for a typical residential customer is $4.02 a month. The rate decrease comes...

  • Council cuts Regional Business Alliance from list of proposed recipients for Colorado Springs LART funds

    Updated: Tue, Sep 9, 2014

    The Colorado Springs City Council will send its recommendations for the city's $4.1 million Lodgers, Automobile and Rental Tax fund to the mayor for inclusion in the 2015 city budget. - Pickleball is in. The Regional Business Alliance is out. - The council approved a list of 35 events...

  • Decision on marijuana ballot question expected today

    Published: Tue, Sep 9, 2014

    Today could be the day. City Council is set to consider a ballot question on recreational marijuana today at its meeting. The issue has been discussed at recent meetings and a decision was twice delayed. Council member Jill Gaebler advanced the proposal, wanting to ask voters in...

  • Colorado Springs Forward won't pursue Utilities charter change, for now

    Updated: Tue, Sep 9, 2014

    Speculation about the agenda of the newly formed Colorado Springs Forward group is running high. Some suspect the group wants to change the city’s charter regarding the governance of Colorado Springs Utilities. Currently, the City Council doubles as the Utilities board of directors....

  • Five things said Monday at Colorado Springs City Hall

    Updated: Tue, Sep 9, 2014

    From Monday's Colorado Springs City Council work session: - "We are not hitting some people really hard and some not at all." - Council member Andy Pico on proposed electric rate increases that will hit 14 rate classes differently, from 1.8 percent to 7.3 percent. The three main rate...

  • Colorado Springs electric rates could rise in 2015 due to emission control projects at power plants

    Updated: Mon, Sep 8, 2014

    All Colorado Springs Utilities customers could get hit with an electric rate increase in 2015 to pay for emission control projects at Martin Drake and Ray Nixon coal-fired power plants. The Colorado Springs City Council, which doubles as the Colorado Springs Utilities board of...

  • Miller has 'Plan B' to put Colorado Springs sports/events center to vote

    Updated: Mon, Sep 8, 2014

    The Colorado Springs City Council will decide this month if voters will be asked to change the city's charter to require a public vote on any proposed city-funded sports and events center. Council member Joel Miller got a head nod from the majority of the council during its work...

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