More Monica Mendoza Articles

  • Colorado Springs business leaders divided on Drake closure timing

    Updated: Fri, Jun 20, 2014

    Business leaders are divided on when Martin Drake Power Plant should be decommissioned, but they appear to be united in their concern that prolonging the decision creates anxiety and hurts business. Some business leaders want to keep the downtown coal-fired power plant open as long...

  • A recreational pot question on November ballot sinks

    Updated: Fri, Jun 20, 2014

    Colorado Springs City Council president Keith King said putting a recreational marijuana question on the November ballot would cost too much. He won’t support it. “If we do it in April there would be no extra cost,” he said. Council is set to discuss a proposed...

  • Republican Suzi Bach endorses Democrat for County Commission

    Updated: Thu, Jun 19, 2014

    Suzi Bach, a registered Republican and wife of Republican Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach, is throwing her support behind Democratic candidate Jariah Walker for El Paso County Commissioner in District 5. “I’ve known Jariah and his family for more than 25 years,” Bach said in...

  • One Drake plant boiler could be activated by end of July

    Updated: Thu, Jun 19, 2014

    One of three shutdown Martin Drake Power Plant boilers could be up and running by the end of July. If that happens, the Colorado Springs City Council wants to immediately convene to lower electric rates, council members said Wednesday when they met as the Colorado Springs Utilities...

  • Republican Suzi Bach endorses Democrat for County Commission

    Updated: Thu, Jun 19, 2014

    Suzi Bach, a registered Republican and wife of Republican Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach, is throwing her support behind Democratic candidate Jariah Walker for El Paso County Commissioner in District 5. “I’ve known Jariah and his family for more than 25 years,” Bach said in...

  • Mayor Bach ends 'privileged' Colorado Springs Utilities emails

    Published: Wed, Jun 18, 2014

    Mayor Steve Bach directed the city attorney to stop labeling Colorado Springs Utilities emails, memos and documents as "attorney/client privileged" - an apparent effort by Utilities to dodge releasing information about a fire at the Martin Drake Power Plant. Bach said Tuesday that he...

  • Regional stormwater task force hits a snag

    Updated: Tue, Jun 17, 2014

    Members of a regional stormwater task force have been hopeful that the towns of Monument, Palmer Lake, Manitou Springs, Green Mountain Falls and Fountain would join El Paso County and Colorado Springs to form a regional stormwater authority that would collect fees and plan for...

  • City may have violated Colorado Open Records Act

    Updated: Mon, Jun 16, 2014

    The City of Colorado Springs may have violated the Colorado Open Records Act law when it did not provide all of the email correspondence The Gazette requested related to the city council’s fired legislative assistant. In January, Mayor Steve Bach fired the City Council’s newly hired...

  • Ready for higher taxes? Mayor Bach floats plan to pay for Colorado Springs infrastructure

    Updated: Fri, Jun 13, 2014

    Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach has been hoping for three years that the local economy would bounce back. That hasn't happened, he said Thursday in his State of the City address at The Broadmoor's International Center. And now the city faces $1.3 billion in infrastructure needs...

  • Council member Miller may be deciding vote on a November recreational marijuana ballot question

    Updated: Fri, Jun 13, 2014

    It appears that it will come down to council member Joel Miller whether Colorado Springs voters will get a chance to vote on recreational marijuana sales in November. Council members Val Snider, Don Knight, Merv Bennett and Andy Pico said they are not interested in putting the question...

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