More Monica Mendoza Articles

  • State agency will review Colorado Springs' newly submitted City for Champions contract

    Updated: Wed, Apr 2, 2014

    A proposed contract that says Colorado Springs promises to build four tourism projects in the next 10 years is now in the hands of the state. Colorado Springs submitted a resolution Tuesday to the Colorado Economic Development Commission outlining the details of the City for...

  • Board candidate spars with Colorado Springs City Council

    Published: Mon, Mar 31, 2014

    A former city planner was on the hot seat Monday when he was interviewed by three Colorado Springs City Council members about his interest in the Urban Renewal Authority board. Specifically, the council members questioned his position on eminent domain, tax increment financing and...

  • Bach still seeking $2 million for pothole repairs

    Updated: Fri, Mar 28, 2014

    Mayor Steve Bach still intends to ask City Council in April for $2 million in emergency money to fill potholes. City spokesman John Martin said the city does not have a cache of unused money from the Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority, as was suggested earlier this week by two...

  • November ballot question would add extra $50 million to annual stormwater spending

    Updated: Thu, Mar 27, 2014

    If voters approve a stormwater fee in November, the estimated $50 million collected annually would be in addition to what cities and the county already spend on stormwater projects, organizers said. The group working on the proposed initiative wants to put that promise into the...

  • Good news is there is money for pothole repair; bad news is more conflict at City Hall

    Updated: Thu, Mar 27, 2014

    Colorado Springs has more than $4 million in an unused maintenance fund that could be spent to fill potholes, a Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority policy director says. The $4 million was carried over from 2013 and has not been earmarked for any specific projects, said Jason...

  • Mayor Bach wants $2 million from reserve fund to fix potholes, cites city's growing infrastructure problems

    Updated: Wed, Mar 26, 2014

    Mayor Steve Bach will ask the City Council to approve $2 million in emergency spending from the city's reserve fund to pay for pothole repairs. Bach said the pothole-riddled streets are part of a citywide infrastructure problem that includes failing roads and bridges and millions in...

  • Colorado Springs-area advisory group wants stormwater fee on November ballot

    Updated: Tue, Mar 25, 2014

    A citizens group will push for a November ballot initiative asking voters to approve a stormwater fee to pay for millions in flood control projects across the region. The group says that an $8 to $12 monthly fee could raise about $50 million a year for 20 to 30 years to pay for...

  • Colorado Springs transit budget tiff simmers

    Updated: Mon, Mar 24, 2014

    Mayor Steve Bach says the city does not legally need to maintain a specific annual transit budget to participate in the Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority tax program. Bach was responding to a March 12 letter sent to the city of Colorado Springs from the PPRTA board of...

  • Drake Power Plant to remain another 9 to 15 years

    Updated: Thu, Mar 20, 2014

    It appears the Colorado Springs City Council is not interested in closing the Martin Drake coal-fired power plant in the immediate future. A majority of the council, sitting as the Colorado Springs Utilities Board, indicated this week that closing Drake in the short term is off the...

  • Colorado Springs Utilities' Forte earns high performance marks, getting $60,000

    Updated: Wed, Mar 19, 2014

    Colorado Springs Utilities CEO Jerry Forte didn't get a $171,000 salary increase last month, but he is on track to receive $60,000 in performance incentives for "exceeding expectations" in his annual job review. The Colorado Springs City Council, sitting as the Utilities board of...

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