More Monica Mendoza Articles

  • Drake power plant debate fires up again

    Updated: Mon, Feb 17, 2014

    Public debate is about to heat up again over the fate of Martin Drake Power Plant as the City Council begins deliberating the financial and environmental costs of keeping the plant open. The council, sitting as the board of directors for Colorado Springs Utilities, will consider such...

  • Colorado Springs mayor Steve Bach pondering second-term bid

    Updated: Fri, Feb 14, 2014

    Mayor Steve Bach said Thursday that he is considering a run for a second term in office. "I'm leaning toward running again," he said. "There is so much work to complete that I've started." Bach was elected in a runoff election in May 2011 to a four-year-term and became the city's...

  • Frustrations show in splits among Colorado Springs council members

    Updated: Fri, Feb 14, 2014

    For almost a year, the Colorado Springs City Council has put on a united front in several clashes with Mayor Steve Bach. Now, several contentious issues may be fracturing that unity. With big issues such as an override vote on the mayor's veto, the City for Champions and a possible...

  • Talk of City for Champions town hall shows fracture in Colorado Springs City Council

    Published: Wed, Feb 12, 2014

    A call this week for a City Council-sponsored town hall where residents can say whether they love or hate the City for Champions proposal revealed a fracture in City Council. Some council members, including president Keith King, Joel Miller and Andy Pico, said residents are...

  • Law to ban marijuana from city facilities in Colorado Springs OK'd with reduced penalties

    Updated: Wed, Feb 12, 2014

    With little discussion, the Colorado Springs City Council approved a pair of laws Tuesday that reduce the penalties for people who bring pot into city facilities, including the airport. The fines were lowered from as much as $2,500 to no more than $100, and jail time and drug charges...

  • Colorado Springs brewery to be featured in craft beer TV series 'Brew'

    Updated: Tue, Feb 11, 2014

    A television crew spent the day Friday at Colorado Springs’ Red Leg Brewery Co., filming for a new series featuring 10 breweries across the country. Red Leg, which opened on Forge Road off Garden of the Gods Road in July, is the only Springs brewery featured in the series, said...

  • No drug charges under proposed marijuana ban at city facilities in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Mon, Feb 10, 2014

    If a person gets caught with pot in a city building or at the Colorado Springs Airport they will not be charged with a drug related offense or face jail time if a proposed City Council ordinance is approved Tuesday. Possession of marijuana is banned from all city buildings and from...

  • Residents appeal planned 7-Eleven store in their upscale Colorado Springs neighborhood

    Updated: Mon, Feb 10, 2014

    Flying Horse residents launched an email campaign this month to City Council members and the media in hopes of persuading the council to overturn earlier decisions allowing a 7-Eleven store in their neighborhood and a right hand turn into the planned store. The council will host a...

  • City for Champions organizers aim to shine light on projects through public meetings

    Updated: Sat, Feb 8, 2014

    Saying there are no secrets to keep or decisions being made in smoky back rooms, the organizers of the City for Champions projects will launch monthly meetings to give progress reports to the community. Beginning this month, organizers will host a meeting every third Tuesday of the...

  • Bach vetoes another council ordinance

    Updated: Tue, Feb 4, 2014

    For a second time in recent months Mayor Steve Bach has slapped down a Colorado Springs City Council law he says attempts to limit his power. Bach vetoed the recently approved council ordinance that changed the process for mayoral appointees. The council approved an ordinance that...

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