Mayor Steve Bach
has long complained about paying retirement benefits for city workers.
It's one of the reasons he's looking to privatize
city functions, such as the fleet management department
that was turned over to Serco
, a United Kingdom-based company, on Jan. 1, resulting in the city laying off at least 60 people.
He's also spent a lot of taxpayer money
getting rid of certain people
So it was refreshing to see the mayor apparently celebrating the good work done by city workers at recent city town hall meetings. As reported on the mayor's website
Colorado Springs City employees took a few moments to chat, cheer and reconnect at quarterly Employee Town Hall meetings on July 28. Held at the City Administration Building and the Fire Dept. Complex, the meetings also gave employees a chance to hear from the mayor and ask him a few questions.
"I want to thank each one of you for the excellent job you do," said Mayor Bach, "This is the hardest-working group of people I know, and you are greatly appreciated." He presented several Mayor's Award to employees for their commitment to excellence and for "going above and beyond in their service to citizens."
Congratulations to these deserving Mayor's Award winners: Mark Nordstrom, Ryan Phipps, Terry Huscher, Scot Tuntzel, Richard Wagner, Beth Diana, Jefferson Martin, Conny Oliveira, Charles Fisher, Randal Marshall, Rebecca Pino, Ivette Rentas, Rebecca Santistevan, Jeffrey Newton and Erin Duran.