Pam, great analysis of a very complicated topic. Council President Pro Tem Martin is right: the lease isn't perfect, but the pros do seem to outweigh the cons.
It's impossible to gauge all the risks, but it seems the city and our citizens would be better off with UCH professional management of such a complex system as a large hospital (or two).
We'll never get 100% agreement on something this complicated. The only time there is zero friction is when there is a lack of motion. I'm voting YES on the Memorial deal.
Colorado Springs City Council, acting as the Utilities Board on 7/18/2012, voted 7-2 to go ahead with the NeuStream scrubber as planned at the Drake Power Plant. Council member Tim Leigh said he was convinced of the efficacy of NeuStream and voted with the majority to install the NeuStream scrubber. See the full story at http://www.gazette.com/articles/drake-1418…
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