Jan 24, 2011 7:21 PM by John Romero

Private meeting raises questions

A private meeting over the weekend is raising some concern in Colorado Springs. A group of business leaders called The City Committee met with candidates for Colorado Springs' mayoral and city council positions.

While some community leaders were invited to the Penrose House and Broadmoor, the general public and all media were not allowed into the meeting that covered many issues ranging from the city budget to the future of Memorial Hospital. We spoke to a local political analyst and Colorado College professor Bob Loevy about the meeting. "I think it may have been politically un-wise to do it simply because a lot of people like that kind of thing to be open." he says, "But it's entirely within their rights to do that. It's protected under the United States Constitution."

Chuck Fowler, Chairman of The City Committee released a statement Monday afternoon. It reads in part, "we look forward to presenting in future public forums the findings and recommendations of the city committee as we work to optimize efficiencies and lower the cost of delivering public services for the taxpayers."

The City Committee has released their presentations to the candidates. CLICK HERE for their website.



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