More Monica Mendoza Articles

  • Recreational marijuana ballot question remains unresolved in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    The Colorado Springs City Council is still undecided about a retail, recreational marijuana ballot question. Council member Jill Gaebler had hoped the council would agree this month to a resolution - a promise to the community - that it would put a question on the April ballot asking...

  • Mayor's appointee to Public Works was to be secret until Tuesday

    Updated: Mon, Aug 25, 2014

    The name of Mayor Steve Bach's appointee for director of Public Works was to remain secret until Tuesday. Some Colorado Springs City Council members are miffed that they are being asked to approve a new director of public works but the resolution in the public notice does not have...

  • Stormwater issue heading toward November ballot, organizers call it the 'fourth quarter' of long game

    Updated: Mon, Aug 25, 2014

    It's the end of the third quarter in the proposed stormwater funding plan, and a group of residents who have been working on the issue for two years have their game faces on. They saw a contract approved by the El Paso County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday that outlines how a...

  • Colorado Springs hires outside attorney for advice on City for Champions

    Published: Mon, Aug 25, 2014

    The city of Colorado Springs has hired an outside attorney to give a legal advice about a citywide Tax Increment Financing district for the City for Champions project. In an Aug. 19 email from city council member Joel Miller to the city’s City for Champions project director Bob...

  • Former Monument mayor up for Colorado Springs Public Works director

    Published: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    Colorado Springs City Council will be asked Tuesday to confirm Mayor Steve Bach’s appointment of a new public works director -- the former mayor of Monument Travis Easton. The city public works director is among the positions appointed by the mayor and who answer directly to the...

  • Rate hike likely for Colorado Springs Utilities customers, along with staff cuts

    Updated: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    Hefty price tags on emission control projects and possible fuel price increases could force the Colorado Springs City Council to increase electric rates, defer maintenance on water main lines and make staff cuts at Colorado Springs Utilities in 2015. The projected budget is expected...

  • Drake 7 should work by end of August; utilities rate reduction could be coming

    Updated: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    Colorado Springs Utilities officials hope to have a second boiler at Martin Drake Power Plant running by the end of the month. If Unit 7 is working, the Colorado Springs City Council could vote on an electric rate reduction at its first meeting in September. In May, the council...

  • El Paso County, Forest Service dueling for custody of Jones Park

    Updated: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    The federal government may win a custody battle over a 1,191-acre swath of forestland owned by Colorado Springs called Jones Park despite a challenge by El Paso County. The land, which is in Pike National Forest and straddles El Paso and Teller counties, has been in the city's...

  • Supporters, opponents of Colorado Springs' City for Champions project weigh in

    Updated: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    Tuesday's City for Champions monthly meeting at the new 21st Century Library was like a networking holiday party with 200 of your closest friends. Singers performed, desserts were served, and everyone - supporters and opponents of the proposed four tourism projects - worked the room....

  • Blog: New format at City for Champions meeting

    Updated: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    City for Champions organizers are touting their monthly information meeting Tuesday as interactive and hands-on. Attendees will be greeted by athletes who train at the Olympic Training Center and then will have a chance to walk from station to station and to talk one-on-one with...

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