Post Tagged with: "Utilities"

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...

Reality Check, December 15, 2017

December 18, 2017 0 min to read

Reality Check, December 15, 2017

Category : Reality Check

Gary, Lyn and Dee discuss politics and current events.  We would like to thank you for listening throughout the year, and let you know we’re taking next week off.  Our topics for this week include Doug Jones’ Senate victory in Alabama.  Despite all the voter suppression and intimidation, he won.  He won by a margin la...

Council Matters: New Year’s Resolutions – Dec 18 2017

December 18, 2017 0 min to read

Council Matters: New Year’s Resolutions – Dec 18 2017

Category : Council Matters

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

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: Stormwater  September 25 2017

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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...

Council Matters: Stormwater  August 14 2017

August 14, 2017 0 min to read

Council Matters: Stormwater August 14 2017

Category : Council Matters

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...

Specials: True Cost of Coal

August 13, 2017 0 min to read

Specials: True Cost of Coal

Category : Studio 809 Specials

Learn about why the external costs, those that don’t show up on your utility bill but we all pay for in other ways — make coal as an energy source much more costly than you may have known! 350 Colorado Springs presents two speakers on the social, health and environmental impacts of burning coal in our communities. Jim Rig...

Council Matters: Renewables – June 5 2017

June 5, 2017 0 min to read

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...

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