Mayor Steve Bach’s Solution Teams, led by experienced community leaders, are working with City staff to reinvent how quality services can be delivered to citizens within current budgets and resources. Citizen feedback, ideas and suggestions are an important part of this ongoing conversation.
The Mayor’s Solutions Teams are looking for input and suggestions in the following four areas: downtown, streetscapes, transit and parks. Please read about each of the four Solutions Teams and send your input to the email addresses provided.
DOWNTOWN SOLUTIONS TEAM
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.
To share ideas or get involved in the Downtown Renaissance Solutions Team, contact Mr. Murphy at 719-475-1634 or email DowntownSolutionsTeam@SpringsGov.com.
STREETSCAPES SOLUTIONS TEAM
The Streetscapes Solutions Team is headed by Dave Munger, a neighborhoods advocate. The team is charged with exploring options for beautifying neighborhoods without increased tax funding.
To share ideas or get involved with the Streetscapes Solutions Team, contact Mr. Munger at 719-337-5838 or StreetscapesSolutionsTeam@SpringsGov.com.
TRANSIT SOLUTIONS TEAM
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 Transit Solutions team worked with the Transit Services Division of the City of Colorado Springs, administrator of Mountain Metropolitan Transit (MMT) on a test project. The standard 36 or 39-seat buses were replaced with smaller 20-seat buses on several routes within the system. The test concluded in mid-February and recommendations were released on April 18, 2012. You can download the reports and presentations below:
To share ideas or get involved with the Transit Solutions Team, email TransitSolutionsTeam@SpringsGov.com.
PARKS SOLUTIONS TEAM
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.
To share ideas or get involved with the Parks Solutions Team, contact Mr. Skorman at 719-578-5513 or email ParksSolutionsTeam@SpringsGov.com.