Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Last stormwater town hall tonight

Posted By on Tue, Nov 19, 2013 at 3:12 PM

click to enlarge Remember this? It's why everyone is talking about stormwater. - J. ADRIAN STANLEY
  • J. Adrian Stanley
  • Remember this? It's why everyone is talking about stormwater.

The Pikes Peak Regional Task Force has spent more than a year putting together a plan for the region's stormwater woes.

While the plan isn't complete, the basic ides is to ask voters for a fee or tax to fund regional stormwater efforts, all of which will be controlled by a board, authority or government. The plan has the support of the El Paso County Commissioners, the City Council, and many local leaders and organizations. Mayor Steve Bach, however, has his own contrary plan. (To learn more about the differences between the plans, click here.)

Given the region's recent floods, it's imperative that stormwater issues be addressed soon. The public has been invited to several meetings to learn more about the Task Force plan. Tonight is the last town hall. 

To learn more, read on:

In collaboration with the Colorado Springs City Council and the El Paso County Board of Commissioners, the Pikes Peak Regional Stormwater Task Force is holding public meetings to gather initial citizen feedback on stormwater management ...

Tuesday, Nov. 19, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Leon Young Service Center, 1521 S. Hancock Expressway


“These meetings are about listening,” said Val Snider, City Council member. “Since the task force began its work more than a year ago, we’ve heard from citizens and businesses that stormwater management is a problem the community must solve to protect life and property. Of the many options available to us, we need to know how the public wants stormwater addressed.”

About the Stormwater Task Force
The Pikes Peak Regional Stormwater Task Force was formed in August 2012 by the City of Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado Springs Utilities, community business leaders and citizens to determine the breadth of the community’s stormwater needs and options for managing it. The group includes business leaders, interested citizens, professional engineers, and city, utility and county staff.

For more information on stormwater in the Pikes Peak region and the work of the Task Force, visit http://www.pikespeakstormwater.org/.

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