Leigh has been a strong supporter of Mayor Steve Bach and a strong opponent of Neumann Technologies, maker of pollution-control technology that Colorado Springs Utilities has contracted to use. An avid cyclist, he's led a campaign to encourage cars to share the road.
But Leigh, who has held an at-large seat since April 2011, has often been dismissive of members of the public who address City Council, often screaming "Point of order!" repeatedly when a member of the public speaks for longer than three minutes. He has also managed to miss both e-town hall budget meetings during his term. (The meetings are often the best-attended Council meetings of the year, and are intended to give the public a chance to give input on how their money is spent.) Leigh has said openly that public comments don't factor into his decision-making.
And of course, most know Leigh for his aggressive and irreverent mass e-mails and public comments, which have frequently been cited in local media.
Here's the entirety of today's announcement:
Tim Leigh For Colorado Springs Council District 1- 2013
Colorado Springs, November 30 ————Tim Leigh is pleased to announce his intention to seek reelection in the coming, April, 2013 municipal election. Mr. Leigh will be a candidate for Colorado Springs Council District 1. A more complete public statement will be made after the new year holiday.