More Monica Mendoza Articles

  • 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...

  • Lack of trust in IT department has Colorado Springs council reluctant to spend millions

    Updated: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    Colorado Springs has a new vision for its Information Technology department. It will soon spend $1.1 million to make its network, which keeps all city data from personnel files to police records, more secure and begin a system overhaul that details a five-year road map. The new plan...

  • No I.D., no entry

    Updated: Thu, Aug 14, 2014

    Message from security officials at the Colorado Springs City Administration Building: No I.D., no entry. Anyone doing business at the CAB, 130 S. Nevada Ave., is now welcomed at the front doors by two large signs that say, “100 % I.D. Check, for everyone’s safety. Thank you for your...

  • Dueling press conferences could set tone for stormwater campaign

    Updated: Wed, Aug 13, 2014

    Dueling press conferences on Wednesday over a proposed stormwater funding plan may signal a long campaign season ripe with accusations, political rhetoric and name calling. Mayor Steve Bach held a press conference in the morning to announce that he will not support the proposed...

  • Colorado Springs City Council OKs regional stormwater contract

    Updated: Wed, Aug 13, 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...

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