Category: Council Matters

Council Matters: Police & Public Safety – Jan 15 2017

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Council Matters: Police & Public Safety – Jan 15 2017

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An uptick in pedestrian accidents and crime in Colorado Springs? City Councilors Bill Murray and Tom Strand get serious about Public Safety. Bill’s experience walking with police officers and an incident he personally experienced provide an eye opener. Bill likes Community Police Involvement and Innovative Policing Procedures. ...

Council Matters: Downtown Power Plant – Jan 8 2017

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Council Matters: Downtown Power Plant – Jan 8 2017

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The dynamic duo is back from holiday break and they don’t miss a beat. Colorado Springs City Councilors Bill Murray and Tom Strand discuss the closing of the belching behemoth known as Martin Drake. Then they switch gears to converse about the blue frame, Colorado Municipal League, gas taxes, the strong mayor and – in Bil...

Council Matters: Sexual Harassment – Dec 25 2017

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Council Matters: Sexual Harassment – Dec 25 2017

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Sexual harassment in the confines of the city and utilities of Colorado Springs is the hot topic taken up in this episode by Springs City Councilors Bill Murray and Tom Strand. Strand participated in sexual harassment cases as a lawyer (aka JAG) in the Air Force, giving him an interesting, informed perspective. Also: Austin, TX gover...

Council Matters: New Year’s Resolutions – Dec 18 2017

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Council Matters: New Year’s Resolutions – Dec 18 2017

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Colorado Springs City Councilors Bill Murray and Tom Strand share their list of New Year’s resolution. The discussion includes ballot issues, Gallagher amendment, TABOR, Banning-Lewis Ranch annexation, Martin-Drake power plant, Mark Waller, strong mayor concept, toll lanes, council staff, parks; public safety, housing and leadershi...

Council Matters: Banning-Lewis Ranch – Dec 11 2017

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Council Matters: Banning-Lewis Ranch – Dec 11 2017

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Leave it to Bill Murray and Tom Strand to go toe to toe on Banning-Lewis Ranch. The annexation agreement is one of the bones of contention. Stormwater is in for another round. Is there a conflict for one of the council members? The stormwater fee issue has not been settled. Why does Colorado Springs foot the bill for the some Manitou...

Council Matters: Strawberry Fields & Martin Drake – Dec 4 2017

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Council Matters: Strawberry Fields & Martin Drake – Dec 4 2017

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More hot topics this week with Colorado Springs City Councilors Bill Murray and Tom Strand. Strawberry Fields is back on the agenda: questions surrounding the property appraisal. Martin Drake power plant, that belching behemoth in the center of Colorado Springs, is another hot topic: To close or not to close? That is the question. W...

Council Matters: Tourism in Colorado Springs Nov 20 2017

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Council Matters: Tourism in Colorado Springs Nov 20 2017

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Discussions of tourism kick off today’s program. The USOC Olympic Museum is first and Bill Murray and Tom Strand take different positions. They also disagree on a proposed stadium (that refuses to die). City for Champions, tax increment financing, Lodging Auto Rental Tax, Colorado Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau, the ...

Council Matters: Election Results November 2017

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Council Matters: Election Results November 2017

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Talk about getting down in the weeds on the ballot issues that just passed in Colorado Springs, Bill Murray and Tom Strand take you through the jungle exposing what was really voted on. Will the widened I-25 be a toll road? Yep! They talk about it. Additional costs over and above what has been touted? Oh, No! Also: “why” ...

Council Matters:  Homelessness  November 6 2017

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Council Matters: Homelessness November 6 2017

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Council member Bill Murray was confronted about homelessness at a recent meeting. Surprise! Surprise! There is a problem when an urban renewal project starts and all the current inhabitants (homeless) are moved out of their current domiciles. Thefts, sleeping on porches, opioid issues, neighbors wanting a police presence (only to fin...

Council Matters: Nov City/County Election Oct 30 2017

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Council Matters: Nov City/County Election Oct 30 2017

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Why do some people go to the polls while others don’t bother to exercise their right to vote? Ballot issues, stormwater, toll roads, money, and voter engagement are all teed up by Colorado Springs city councilors Bill Murray and Tom Strand in this episode. Listen to Bill get on a rant about 2/3 of the way through. He’s on...