Post Tagged with: "city council"

Council Matters: Downtown Power Plant – Jan 8 2017

January 8, 2018 0 min to read

Council Matters: Downtown Power Plant – Jan 8 2017

Category : Council Matters

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...

Reality Check, January 5, 2018

January 7, 2018 2 min to read

Reality Check, January 5, 2018

Category : Reality Check

Gary, Lyn and Dee discuss politics and current events.  We start with a couple of PSAs for listeners in the Pikes Peak Region.  State of the Region Luncheon @ Great Wolf Lodge, $42/person.  If you are interested in talking with County Commissioners Darryl Glen or Stan VanderWerf, check out: www.trilakeschamber.com MVEA is giving b...

Council Matters: Sexual Harassment – Dec 25 2017

December 25, 2017 0 min to read

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...

Studio 809 Specials: Drake Power Plant Decommissioning Town Hall Dec 5 2017

December 7, 2017 0 min to read

Studio 809 Specials: Drake Power Plant Decommissioning Town Hall Dec 5 2017

Category : Studio 809 Specials

Colorado Springs Utilities Board hears from the public about potentially closing the Martin Drake Power Plant earlier than currently planned. This public meeting was held on December 5, 2017. Thanks to the City of Colorado Springs for sharing this audio. http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/366451427-special-drake-pwr-plant-decommissio...

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

December 4, 2017 0 min to read

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

November 20, 2017 0 min to read

Council Matters: Tourism in Colorado Springs Nov 20 2017

Category : Council Matters

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

November 16, 2017 0 min to read

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

November 6, 2017 0 min to read

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: Hillside Public Safety October 23 2017

October 23, 2017 0 min to read

Council Matters: Hillside Public Safety October 23 2017

Category : Council Matters

Bill & Tom are holding a Town hall meeting 10/26 6:00 pm at city hall. The two astute city councilors discuss the recent Hillside community meeting with subjects that included public safety, code enforcement, and marijuana use on the public streets. “Is there an ordinance against that?” asked several members of the a...