More Monica Mendoza Articles

  • Taxed after death: City Council to vote on fee hikes at cemeteries, golf courses

    Updated: Tue, Jul 8, 2014

    Predicting that many families will want to move their veteran loved ones out of the city's cemeteries and into a national veterans cemetery planned near Colorado Springs, the city is proposing a 200 percent increase to dig up the caskets. The proposed increase in the disinterment fee...

  • Recommendation for sprinkler installation disregarded by Utilities ahead of Drake fire

    Updated: Mon, Jul 7, 2014

    In what reads like an eerie prediction, the company that insures Colorado Springs Utilities' Drake power plant recommended in February the installation of a sprinkler system beneath the turbine generators in the case that lubricating oil would come into contact with hot steam pipes....

  • Doctor warns of health dangers associated with living near Drake power plant

    Updated: Fri, Jun 27, 2014

    The health care costs that the community bears due to illnesses related to pollution coming from the downtown coal-fired power plant should be considered in the decision on when to close it, one doctor said. Pollutants from coal-fired plants can cause mental delay, autism and a host...

  • State tentatively OKs separation of Colorado Springs' four City for Champions projects

    Updated: Wed, Jun 25, 2014

    Each of the four proposed City for Champions projects will be viewed as separate entities, under the draft agreement between the city and the state. The Office of Economic Development and International Trade sent its edits and remarks to Colorado Springs on its proposed resolution,...

  • Colorado Springs council's votes on fees, roads increase divide with mayor

    Updated: Wed, Jun 25, 2014

    Votes on a budget item and business license fees Tuesday deepened the divide between the Colorado Springs City Council and the mayor. In one move, the council denied Mayor Steve Bach's request to transfer $2 million from the roads and technology projects into the Information...

  • Springs Council postpones marijuana ballot questions

    Updated: Tue, Jun 24, 2014

    Colorado Springs voters will not get a chance to vote on recreational marijuana in November because the city does not have enough money to pay for the election, City Council said Tuesday. The council also won't bring the issue of a charter change to November's ballot. It had...

  • Mayor to ask City Council to spend roads money on IT issues

    Updated: Tue, Jun 24, 2014

    Colorado Springs' information technology department is in such bad shape the mayor is asking the City Council to fix it using $2 million previously slated for road and technology projects. Chief of staff Steve Cox on Tuesday will ask the City Council to divert $2 million budgeted for...

  • Colorado Springs council expected postpone recreational marijuana ballot question

    Updated: Mon, Jun 23, 2014

    A recreational marijuana ballot question likely won't go before Colorado Springs voters until April. Colorado Springs City Council is expected on Tuesday to postpone a proposed ballot question asking voters if they want the city to regulate marijuana sales like it does alcohol....

  • Mayor asking for $2 million to rebuild IT network

    Updated: Mon, Jun 23, 2014

    Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach wants to abandon $2 million in budgeted capital improvement projects in favor of pumping the money into the city’s Information Technology department, which has had a rocky few months with an internal investigation, its chief leaving and 10...

  • King opposition means pot vote will not make November ballot

    Updated: Sat, Jun 21, 2014

    Colorado Springs City Council president Keith King said Friday that putting a recreational marijuana question on the November ballot would cost too much. He won't support it. That more than likely kills any chance supporters have of getting the question on the ballot this November,...

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