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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. ...

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...

Council Matters: City Budget  Oct 16 2017

October 16, 2017 0 min to read

Council Matters: City Budget Oct 16 2017

Category : Council Matters

Bill Murray and Tom Strand are serious in this episode. Why? They’re working on the 2018 budget of Colorado Springs. Are the mayor’s revenue projections too rosy? Also: funding for vehicle maintenance, parks. stormwater, police and fire. Plus:What will move the public to vote? Should school boards be required to have seni...

CityTalk  Oct 11 2017

October 11, 2017 0 min to read

CityTalk Oct 11 2017

Category : CityTalk

Jill Gaebler’s reelection campaign for Colorado Springs City Council in April required her to take a break from podcasting, but she is back! Jill and Jan reminisce about the 2017 city election, they discuss a lot of good news in the Mayor’s proposed 2018 city budget, and the upcoming vote on the proposed stormwater fee. They ...

Council Matters: Marijuana Madness  October 2 2017

October 2, 2017 0 min to read

Council Matters: Marijuana Madness October 2 2017

Category : Council Matters

If you thought the last episode of Council Matters had adrenalin pumping, wait till you catch this one. Recreational Marijuana, using the funds for the homeless, 2019 ballot, and consumption clubs (no, it’s not like getting Consumption – you know, the progressive wasting away of the body especially from pulmonary tuberculosis...

Council Matters: Stormwater  September 25 2017

September 28, 2017 0 min to read

Council Matters: Stormwater September 25 2017

Category : Council Matters

Council members Bill Murray and Tom Strand turn up the heat in this episode discussing the “should we, shouldn’t we” on stormwater and roads. Tom’s Energy Vision for Colorado Springs Utilities is discussed, and how real world downsizing and outsourcing affected Colorado Springs. (Recorded 9/22/17) Post a comme...