Mayor Steve Bach today announced the creation of three additional Solutions Teams, joining the Streetscapes Solutions Team announced in late September. The Solutions Teams are headed by community leaders who will work with staff to reinvent our delivery of quality services to our Citizens on a limited budget.
The new Solutions Teams will explore these three areas:
The Transit Solutions Team is headed by Robert Shonkwiler, a retired business man with a comprehensive understanding of reinvention of customary practices. The team is charged with rethinking our transit system to achieve optimum customer service efficiently. The team members will look at ideas such as creating a transit zone within the City and the feasibility of using smaller buses, van pools, cab vouchers and other options.
The Downtown Solutions Team is headed by Chuck Murphy, a general contractor in Colorado Springs. The team is charged with exploring ways to make downtown a more welcoming environment for both citizens and visitors, achieving a renaissance for the heart of our City.
The Parks Solutions Team is headed by Richard Skorman, a downtown retailer and former Vice-mayor for the City. The team is charged with looking at ways to balance opportunities for our citizens with fiscal sustainability based on current resources. Community partnerships will be explored as part of the solution.
The Streetscapes Solutions Team, as previously announced in late September, is headed by Dave Munger, a neighborhoods advocate. The team is charged with exploring options for beautifying neighborhoods without increased tax funding.