More Monica Mendoza Articles

  • Springs Council postpones marijuana ballot questions

    Updated: Tue, Jun 24, 2014

    Colorado Springs voters will not get a chance to vote on recreational marijuana in November because the city does not have enough money to pay for the election, City Council said Tuesday. The council also won't bring the issue of a charter change to November's ballot. It had...

  • Mayor to ask City Council to spend roads money on IT issues

    Updated: Tue, Jun 24, 2014

    Colorado Springs' information technology department is in such bad shape the mayor is asking the City Council to fix it using $2 million previously slated for road and technology projects. Chief of staff Steve Cox on Tuesday will ask the City Council to divert $2 million budgeted for...

  • Colorado Springs council expected postpone recreational marijuana ballot question

    Updated: Mon, Jun 23, 2014

    A recreational marijuana ballot question likely won't go before Colorado Springs voters until April. Colorado Springs City Council is expected on Tuesday to postpone a proposed ballot question asking voters if they want the city to regulate marijuana sales like it does alcohol....

  • Mayor asking for $2 million to rebuild IT network

    Updated: Mon, Jun 23, 2014

    Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach wants to abandon $2 million in budgeted capital improvement projects in favor of pumping the money into the city’s Information Technology department, which has had a rocky few months with an internal investigation, its chief leaving and 10 employees’...

  • King opposition means pot vote will not make November ballot

    Updated: Sat, Jun 21, 2014

    Colorado Springs City Council president Keith King said Friday that putting a recreational marijuana question on the November ballot would cost too much. He won't support it. That more than likely kills any chance supporters have of getting the question on the ballot this November,...

  • 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 a...

  • 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 a...

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