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3 years 9 months ago

Pueblo city council passes property ordinance

Pueblo city councilmembers voted 4-3 to pass an ordinance aimed at vacant and rental properties. The ordinance does not include owner-occupied properties. After two hours of public comment Monday night, the council voted to pass an adaptation of the international property maintenance code. People against the ordinance say the...

4 years 2 weeks ago

Ordinance contains no loan wording

Pueblo City Clerk Gina Dutcher confirms the ordinance passed by the Pueblo City Council yesterday turns about $750,000 over to Pueblo Motorsports Park and does not stipulate the money is a loan. Dutcher told News First 5 there is an "understanding" that if PMP starts making money it will...

4 years 1 month ago

Colorado Springs: Shovel your walks

If your attitude toward snow on sidewalks is, "Mother Nature put it there, Mother Nature will take care of it," you need to change your attitude. The City of Colorado Springs has an ordinance requiring that you remove snow within 24 hours after snow stops falling. It is...

4 years 5 months ago

Prostitution now illegal in Pueblo

The world's oldest profession is now illegal in Pueblo. On Oct. 12, city council passed an ordinance prohibiting prostitution. Although there is a state statute in Colorado prohibiting prostitution, Pueblo hasn't had a city ordinance to address the problem in nearly 30 years. Now anyone who engages in prostitution...

4 years 11 months ago

Boulder strengthens public sleeping law

Homeless people no longer have a legal way to sleep on the streets of Boulder. The Boulder City Council Tuesday removed the authority of the city manager to issue permits to camp on public property. Homeless advocates had requested an easier way to apply for such permits in order...

5 years 1 week ago

Homeless camp cleanups underway

With the No-Camping Ordinance in full effect, the faces of the creek beds around Colorado Springs are beginning to change. Earlier this week we showed you an abandoned campsite near America the Beautiful Park. Where syringes once laid, now geese now scamper around for the first time in a long...

5 years 1 month ago

Tent city doesn't help image

Last week the Colorado Springs City Council passed an ordinance to ban camping on public property. This is in response to many "tent cities" that have sprung up in this recession. A local real estate representative told News First 5 the tent city problem can be a negative for...

5 years 1 month ago

Rescue mission to reach out to homeless

The Colorado Springs Rescue Mission has a plan to offer immediate services to the homeless currently living in tents throughout the city, after the city council passed, on first presentation, an ordinance The plan involves expanding its available bed capacity within the Mission's New Life recovery program. The one-year residential...

5 years 1 month ago

Camping ban on Council agenda today

The Colorado Springs City Council is scheduled to vote today on whether to place a ban on camping in public places. The ordinance seems aimed particularly at camping along Fountain Creek. Several hundred people are living in a makeshift tent city this winter, and while the problem isn't...

5 years 1 month ago

Canon City passes medical marijuana moratorium

In Cañon City Monday night, all seven city council members unanimously passed a 120 day moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries. The ordinance prohibits any new dispensaries from operating within city limits. Applications for a permit or license to operate a medical marijuana dispensary will not be processed during that time....

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