Category: Council Matters

Council Matters: Renewables – June 5 2017

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Council Matters: Renewables – June 5 2017

Category : Council Matters, Paving Paradise

Council members Bill Murray and Tom Strand are at it again taking on the subject of renewables in Colorado Springs. The citizen owned utility needs to get out of the coal generating business. Both agree. Looking at battery storage is one of Bill’s suggestions. It’s being done in other locales. Why not here in Colorado...

Council Matters: Senior Center – May 29 2017

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Council Matters: Senior Center – May 29 2017

Category : Council Matters

Our venerable two senior council members, Bill Murray & Tom Strand, take on the happenings at the Colorado Springs Senior Center. Plus other issues that are facing the senior community like sports, insurance, driving, aging, disabilities and transit. Ever hear of the Sustainability and Support Services in Colorado Springs? Neithe...

Council Matters: Election Follow-up  May 1 2017

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Council Matters: Election Follow-up May 1 2017

Category : Council Matters

Newly elected council members, EPA lawsuit, a transit center 20 years in the making and no structure in sight, infrastructure, stormwater and a related fee to come before the voters (when?). Students think the nightlife is boring in Colorado Springs. Could they be right? Will Richard Skorman be a change agent? Time will tell! http://...

Council Matters: Leadership – April 24 2017

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Council Matters: Leadership – April 24 2017

Category : Council Matters

Wild Bill Murray and ever so polite Tom Strand are at it again discussing the Drake Power Plant. Will widening I-25 really benefit the driving public or just add more congestion to the problem? Bill takes the position Dynamic Leadership and Static Leadership positions are needed to make an organization run smoothly. As usual, no ston...

Council Matters: Colorado Springs Election  April 10, 2017

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Council Matters: Colorado Springs Election April 10, 2017

Category : Council Matters

Bill & Tom discuss the April 4, 2017 election, the jockeying for political advantage, plus: Did council make a move to the “Dark side” as expressed by the daily newspaper? http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/316735676-council-matters-colorado-springs-election-april-04-2017.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Em...

Council Matters – Vows – March 13 2017

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Council Matters – Vows – March 13 2017

Category : Council Matters

In the last podcast Bill & Tom talked about promises. Today they discuss their vows in a very forward-looking conversation. http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/310924529-council-matters-vows-march-13-2017.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS...

Council Matters – 2 Years and Promises – March 6 2017

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Council Matters – 2 Years and Promises – March 6 2017

Category : Council Matters

Starting with the completion of 2 years on council and promises made during their campaigns, Bill & Tom go off the rails from there with discussions on storm water fees, park and recreation funding, 911 response times, priorities, and de-TABORing. http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/310875186-council-matters-2-years-and-promises-m...

Council Matters: Uber, Short-Term Rentals – Feb 27 2017

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Council Matters: Uber, Short-Term Rentals – Feb 27 2017

Category : Council Matters

Short Term Rentals-should they pay taxes? Vetting Uber, Lyft, Air B&B. Is speaking to city council a last resort? Lack of enforcement of existing ordinances and laws. Accountability of city government from the mayor’s office on down. http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/308713857-council-matters-uber-short-term-rentals-februa...

Council Matters – Leadership – February 20 2017

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Council Matters – Leadership – February 20 2017

Category : Council Matters

Leadership: different approaches and lack thereof. http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/308664060-council-matters-leadership-2017-02-17.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS...

Council Matters – Honesty in Local Government – February 13 2017

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Council Matters – Honesty in Local Government – February 13 2017

Category : Council Matters

Is there honesty, trust, truth coming from the Executive branch of city government? Bill and Tom discuss. http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/306147627-council-matters-honesty-in-local-government-2017-02-03.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS...