More Monica Mendoza Articles

  • Colorado Springs City Council OKs regional stormwater contract

    Updated: Sun, Oct 26, 2014

    Members of the regional stormwater task force cheered Tuesday when the Colorado Springs City Council voted 7-2 to approve a contract for a stormwater funding program that was two years in the making. With a sigh of relief following the vote, council member Jan Martin said the city...

  • Bach uses proclamation to officially oppose stormwater initiative

    Updated: Sun, Oct 26, 2014

    In another volley fired in the campaign on a proposed stormwater initiative, Mayor Steve Bach issued a proclamation Tuesday listing reasons he believes the plan is flawed. Bach, who has issued one other proclamation since he took office in June 2011, said this is an important...

  • Mayoral proclamation is Bach's last word on stormwater issue

    Updated: Sun, Oct 26, 2014

    Mayor Steve Bach said what he had to say about the proposed stormwater initiative and he won't say anymore. The El Paso County Commission on Tuesday gave final approval to a stormwater intergovernmental agreement and OK'd a ballot measure that will allow voters to decide on funding...

  • 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...

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