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Council Matters: Marijuana  #43 August 21 2017

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Council Matters: Marijuana #43 August 21 2017

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This may be the first time urinalysis has been discussed on Council Matters. Medical Marijuana is the burning topic today as Bill Murray tries to persuade Tom Strand that Colorado Springs should legalize it. The city is leaving $16 to $24 million a year in tax revenue on the table by not allowing recreational marijuana sales. Gateway...

Council Matters: Stormwater  August 14 2017

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Council Matters: Stormwater August 14 2017

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Bill and Tom discuss the stormwater ordinance Mayor Suthers has asked City Council to put on the November ballot, creating a new fee to cover the costs of maintaining and improving stormwater infrastructure. Shouldn’t the fee be based on amount of impervious surface? Should Colorado Springs Utilities handle the billilng? Why is the...

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They’re at it again – discussing things you won’t hear at council meetings. Tom & Bill discuss Red Light cameras (being considered by Chief Carey). Plus: Should council put recreational marijuana to a vote? There’s a lot crammed into this 40 minute segment with Colorado Springs city councilors Bill Murray ...

Council Matters: Public Safety July 24 2017

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Council Matters: Public Safety July 24 2017

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Our two astute council members, Bill Murray and Tom Strand, plod through the swamp of funding and the problems of Public Safety. Why are citizens reluctant to adequately fund Public Safety? Don’t they want that 911 call to be answered? Or that emergency vehicle to respond in a timely manner. Get your answers in this timely conv...

Reality Check July 21, 2017 with special guest Joe Barrera

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Reality Check July 21, 2017 with special guest Joe Barrera

Category : Reality Check

Gary, Dee, and Joe discuss Rank Choice Voting.   Rank choice voting is a better way to vote.  It gives everyone a voice.  It eliminates negative advertising.  It stops fringe candidates from winning.  It has the side effect of a more involved electorate.  In US cities where it is used, there is a higher voter turn out.  It is...

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Councilors Bill Murray and Tom Strand are at it again, discussing Colorado Springs issues with wit, charm and daring. No holds barred when discussing Stormwater issues that face the city – including EPA lawsuit, Pueblo lawsuit, and the difficulty of financing Stormwater infrastructure. Does the City have the leadership to m...

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

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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

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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

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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...