Part Three of the summary from Mayor Bach’s Town Hall Meeting on February 22, 2012 includes two questions that could not be addressed that evening due to time limits.
Q: Are there any plans to keep skyscrapers out of Colorado Springs? Of are we going to create a downtown like Denver? 2nd part – To prevent the youth from leaving CS it may be prudent not to drive them out by excessive regulations on land and housing. (suggestion) Mixed industrial /residential areas where inventors would like to live.
A: Construction of more high rise buildings in Downtown should be carefully considered to maintain residential area views and to blend in with the overall City center landscape. Mixed light industrial/residential development can work well in some locations. We can learn from the experience of successful cities elsewhere which have vibrant downtowns.
Q: The City has no rewards for precise procedures for F W & A (fraud, waste and abuse) whistle blowers. Strict procedures can protect whistle blowers and accused. Rewards can incentivize F W & A Reporting. Rewards can threaten F W & A perpetration.
A: We’re working to empower all City employees to suggest ideas for improving our processes and customer service and to make sure our team maintains high ethical standards.
Please mark your calendars now for the Mayor’s next Town Hall Meeting on May 2, 2012. Details to follow soon.