More Monica Mendoza Articles

  • Utilities competes in gas rodeo

    Updated: Wed, Sep 3, 2014

    How fast can a team of utilities workers set a meter, make it wrench tight, level and meet national standards?   Colorado Springs Utilities aims to find out when it hosts the 2014 National Gas Rodeo competition Sept. 13.   Fifty crews from across the country will...

  • More than 500 sign Colorado Springs Forward letter

    Updated: Wed, Sep 3, 2014

    More than 500 people have signed an open letter in support of the newly formed Colorado Springs Forward group, which still is a little mysterious. A group of business leaders formed the organization this summer to become civically and political involved in major decisions in the...

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

    Updated: Wed, Sep 3, 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...

  • John Suthers throws hat in the ring to become Colorado Springs mayor

    Updated: Wed, Sep 3, 2014

    The race for Colorado Springs mayor is on, and two well-known political figures are first out of the gate with intentions of becoming the city's next CEO. On Tuesday, Colorado Attorney General John Suthers said he is in the race for mayor. Suthers, 62, had been mulling the option for...

  • Colorado Springs council may need a year to have a Drake decommission plan

    Updated: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

    It could be a year before the Colorado Springs City Council makes a decision on when to decommission the Martin Drake Power Plant. The council, which doubles as the Colorado Springs Utilities Board, asked Utilities staff Aug. 20 to run a number of scenarios describing what life would...

  • Fight over City Attorney position may end with April election

    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    The City Council fight over the role of the City Attorney's Office continued last week and took a new turn when one resident said she will collect signatures to make the position an elected post. In one move, council President Keith King asked the council to consider a resolution...

  • Colorado Springs business leaders forming group to influence civic, political decisions

    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    Local business leaders are forming an organization to become involved in major civic and political decisions in Colorado Springs. Their stated beliefs include: keeping tabs on city infrastructure; electing politicians who share their vision and values; taking a stand on major issues...

  • Bach uses proclamation to officially oppose stormwater initiative

    Updated: Thu, Aug 28, 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...

  • Colorado Springs business alliance funding a hot potato for council, mayor

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    It seems that city funding for an economic development organization in Colorado Springs has become a game of hot potato. The City Council, which gave the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance $70,000 last year from its Lodgers and Automobile Rental Tax, is tossing the...

  • Colorado Springs councilman: Voters should decide on stadium portion of City for Champions

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    Colorado Springs City Council member Joel Miller says voters should decide if local tax money is spent on a sports and event center. He will ask his colleagues to put a question on the April 2015 ballot asking voters if they will amend the city's charter to require voter approval for...

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