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2 months 3 weeks ago

City Council and Mayor Bach Battle over Budget

COLORADO SPRINGS -- The power struggle between Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach and city council intensified Tuesday. The disagreement is over a specific sentence that city council added to Mayor Bach's budget before the passed it. The mayor then vetoed that addition. On Tuesday, city council voted six to two...

1 year 10 months ago

Mayor defends bonuses for top managers

COLORADO SPRINGS - Mayor Steve Bach is defending his decision to award $25,000 bonuses last year to two of his most highly paid employees. Chief of Staff Laura Neumann, who earns a base salary of $165,000, and City Attorney Chris Melcher, who earned $187,529, both received the gifts. A...

2 years 6 days ago

Storm water stirs debate at council

COLORADO SPRINGS - Plans to form regional body to upgrade the crumbling storm water system in Colorado Springs and El Paso county have been put on hold. Colorado Springs Council delayed a vote Tuesday on a joint resolution with El Paso County Commissioners on storm water until next month. ...

2 years 1 month ago

Your vote could change utilities future

COLORADO SPRINGS - Big changes could be store for Colorado Springs Utilities. City Council is expected to vote on a ballot measure Tuesday that would turnover control of the public utility to a independently elected board of directors. The ballot proposal calls for a 7 member board to be...

2 years 9 months ago

Mayor Bach hires new City Clerk

Mayor Steve Bach has hired a new City Clerk for Colorado Springs; Sarah Johnson should join city staff Monday June 4th, following City Council approval May 22nd. According to a release from the Mayor's communications office, Johnson has 18 years of elections experience. Most recently Johnson worked for seven...

2 years 11 months ago

Mayor visits Springs Rescue Mission

Mayor Steve Bach took a tour of the Springs Rescue Mission Thursday morning to see first hand the work the non-profit agency does in helping the homeless and working poor in our community. The Mission is currently undergoing a million dollar expansion to their facilities that will allow them to...

3 years 1 month ago

Update: Mayor's office releases statement

Since our earlier attempt to speak to Mayor Steve Bach about Councilwoman Czelatdko's comments about communication problems, his office has released the following statement to us. "At no time were any council members removed from any information distribution lists in any of the departments - nor did we receive...

3 years 3 months ago

Mayor calls for end to DUI checkpoints

Sobriety checkpoints may soon be a thing of the past in Colorado Springs. As part of his budget for next year, Mayor Steve Bach recommended the police department no longer use the checkpoints because they are inefficient at catching drunk drivers. The mayor says he came to the decision...

3 years 7 months ago

Parks group drops tax effort for now

Voters will not get to decide whether to raise taxes for parks this fall. The group Great Parks Great Communities officially pulled their request for a ballot initiative at Tuesday's county commissioners meeting. They had wanted to ask voters for a dedicated sales tax increase of 15 cents on...

3 years 8 months ago

Mayor lays out agenda

Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach announced a restructuring in the city administration naming four positions that would report directly to him: the city attorney, communications director, chief of staff and a new economic vitality adviser. Bach said he has four goals for the yet to be named economic vitality...

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