Post Tagged with: "city government"

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...

Council Matters: Sexual Harassment – Dec 25 2017

December 25, 2017 0 min to read

Council Matters: Sexual Harassment – Dec 25 2017

Category : Council Matters

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...

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

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

Category : Council Matters

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

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

Category : Council Matters

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” ...

CityTalk: Bicycling in C Springs

November 14, 2017 0 min to read

CityTalk: Bicycling in C Springs

Category : CityTalk

Did you know Colorado Springs is one of the great bicycling locations in the world? Senior Bike Planner Kate Brady joins City Councilor Jill Gaebler for a lively discussion of bicycling issues. The city’s newly proposed Bike Plan is now out for public review and comment. See the plan and learn about public meetings at coloradosprin...

Council Matters:  Homelessness  November 6 2017

November 6, 2017 0 min to read

Council Matters: Homelessness November 6 2017

Category : Council Matters

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

October 30, 2017 0 min to read

Council Matters: Nov City/County Election Oct 30 2017

Category : Council Matters

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...

Reality Check, October 20, 2017

October 24, 2017 0 min to read

Reality Check, October 20, 2017

Category : Reality Check

Gary, Lyn and Dee discuss the upcoming local elections among other topics.  We review the Puerto Rico relief effort?  We also discuss the topic of insider trading and members of Congress.  Our local election topics include:  Widening of I-25, this is on two separate ballot issues.  The storm water issue is up again for a vote. ...