More Monica Mendoza Articles

  • United Way teaming with Colorado Springs Forward to shape public policy

    Updated: Sun, Oct 26, 2014

    A longtime community organization that relies on a corps of volunteers for quality of life issues is working with a newly formed organization that has the goal of shaping Colorado Springs public policy. Pikes Peak United Way is ready to appoint a task force to study three issues that...

  • Top 10 contributors to the stormwater initiative campaign

    Updated: Sun, Oct 26, 2014

    Nearly $200,000 has rolled in for the effort to pass a stormwater initiative in four cities and most of El Paso County. Citizens for Responsible Stormwater Action have raised $197,975 and $1,400 in non-monetary contributions, according to campaign finance reports filed with the...

  • Colorado Springs Utilities' incentives for energy savers might not grow in 2015

    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    Colorado Springs Utilities offers millions each year in incentives to customers who buy energy-saving appliances and lights, but that program won't grow in 2015. Instead, the Colorado Springs City Council, which doubles as the Utilities Board, moved a proposed increase of $1.9 million...

  • Transit is the topic at City Council budget hearing

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    Cianna Reider was late to the City Council budget meeting Thursday. Her bus was late, she said. Again. Reider, 24, asked the council to consider pumping up the 2015 transit budget to increase bus routes, frequency and hours. It has been a struggle, she said, to find a job near bus...

  • Blog: Local burger joint features local beers

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    Local craft beer is so popular at Bingo Burger restaurant that owner and Chef Richard Warner is going to add more taps, he said. This week the downtown burger joint -- that offers slow-cooked burgers -- features beers from Red Leg Brewing Company. Warner says he’s expecting to add...

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

    Updated: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    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: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    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: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

      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...

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