Mayor Bach and members of the Pikes Peak Region Mayors Caucus met with media on March 5, 2012 and announced their purpose: they are a working group who come together to get things done.
Mayor Bach and members of the Caucus agreed there is need for increased state highway funding. They will ask for a meeting with Governor Hickenlooper to focus attention on this issue.
The Pikes Peak RegionMayors Caucus is patterned after Denver Mayor Hancock’s Mayors Conference. Mayor Bach attended the conference and found it was a very effective way to bring community leaders together to get things done. He stressed they are not a committee – they are an action group.
Mayor Bach was asked if these Mayors Caucus meetings will be open to the public in the future. He responded, “We will certainly discuss it and see if the group is open to it.”
Media also asked how members were selected for the Caucus. “We used the Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments members and the Mayor of Canyon City may join us in the future as well,” he said.
The Mayor of Green Mountain Falls, Tyler Stevens, took a moment to thank everyone who expressed regrets and concern over the recent fire which destroyed their historic town hall building.
He also thanked the Friends of Green Mountain Falls for setting up a Fire Recovery Fund through the Pikes Peak Community Foundation.
The Mayor closed the media meeting by saying that the Pikes Peak Region Mayors Caucus is not intended to take the place of City Council or the Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments.