More Monica Mendoza Articles

  • City Council hears comment from residents during City for Champions town hall

    Updated: Thu, Feb 27, 2014

    The majority of residents who spoke to City Council Thursday about the proposed City for Champions project delivered a clear message: let residents vote on it. "If you think this is something residents want, put it on the ballot," said Liz Oldach. She was among 27 people who signed...

  • Colorado Springs council scraps ban on marijuana from city buildings

    Updated: Wed, Feb 26, 2014

    The Colorado Springs City Council scrapped a proposed ordinance that would have banned marijuana from city buildings because it did not distinguish between recreational and medical marijuana. The council voted 6-3 against the ordinance on a second reading. The ordinance would have...

  • Colorado Springs City Council rejects CEO pay increase

    Updated: Tue, Feb 25, 2014

    A proposed $171,000 pay raise for the Colorado Springs Utilities CEO was too much to bite off at once, council members said Tuesday. In a 5-4 vote, the City Council rejected the proposed salary increase and incentive package for Utilities CEO Jerry Forte, who has a base salary of...

  • New Acacia Park lights have dimmer switch - and brighter switch

    Updated: Tue, Feb 25, 2014

    Nighttime could look like daytime in downtown Colorado Springs with a new high-tech lighting system that became operational Tuesday. City officials flipped the switch on new LED lights along one side of Acacia Park, and along Tejon Street from Colorado Avenue to Boulder Street. The...

  • City attorney says City for Champions project is not convention center

    Updated: Tue, Feb 25, 2014

    The proposed City for Champions downtown events center is not a convention center, interim city attorney Wynetta Massey said. It was one of a dozen questions related to the proposed $250 million City for Champions tourism projects that City Council sent to Massey for a legal opinion....

  • Video: Colorado Springs councilwoman lays out case for Utilities CEO pay raise

    Updated: Tue, Feb 25, 2014

    City Council can give Colorado Springs Utilities' CEO a $171,000 pay raise now or pony up more cash to hire a new CEO later, said council member Jan Martin. Martin, a member of the Utilities personnel committee, said she knows the subject of increasing CEO Jerry Forte's salary is...

  • Colorado Springs group to discuss ideas to increase citizen involvement

    Updated: Mon, Feb 24, 2014

    A November city election might get a better voter turnout than elections in April. It's one idea that will be discussed in a series of meetings hosted by a loose coalition of Colorado Springs residents who say their No. 1 goal is to increase citizen engagement in local issues....

  • Colorado Springs Utilities asking to raise rates 3 percent

    Updated: Sat, Feb 22, 2014

    Blame it on the cold weather, but Colorado Springs Utilities electric and natural gas rates could jump again - this time by 3 percent. Recent weeks of cold weather across the U.S. have forced up natural gas prices, said Dave Grossman, a Utilities spokesman. Electricity costs also...

  • Discussion over Drake options can be boiled down to cost vs. environment

    Updated: Thu, Feb 20, 2014

    Over the next few months the Colorado Springs City Council will hear complicated financial and environmental reports related to the city's downtown coal-fired power plant, Martin Drake. It will study greenhouse gas emissions and air contaminants. It will be presented with financial...

  • Salary for CEO of Colorado Springs Utilities to be discussed

    Updated: Wed, Feb 19, 2014

    The salary of the top executive at Colorado Springs Utilities will be the topic of a closed-door meeting Wednesday. The City Council, in its role as the Utilities board of directors, will hear the results of an executive compensation study that includes the pay of Utilities CEO Jerry...

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