We, the citizens of Colorado Springs, approved an additional sales tax in 2015 to fix our roads. During 2016 and 2017, over $100 million was collected to fix the streets. However, Mayor Suthers and his Traffic Engineer have been rechanneling this money to convert our traffic lanes into bike lanes. A report in yesterday’s Gazette (6/29/18) tells us that the roads in the Springs cost each driver an average of $1,940 per year. Yet, Mr. Suthers is dogged in his determination to convert a lane of Cascade Ave, which thousands of vehicles use daily, into a bike lane which will be used by dozens at most.
A group of residents in the ONEN, after trying to compromise with the City, were informed that Cascade would be narrowed in April of 2018. We decided the only recourse left to us was to bring suit to forbid the City from sending more traffic to Nevada Avenue. The City’s Attorney said that our group didn’t have a large enough interest to even be allowed to have this issue brought to trial.
Our group is very thankful that a couple of excellent attorneys took time out of their busy lives to represent our group pro bono. John Sabo and Skip Morgan did a most excellent job! The judge granted us a temporary injunction. It was a great beginning. The trial for a permanent injunction will be held on Monday, July 16th at 8:30.
While John Sabo and Skip Morgan are working pro bono, court is still expensive. IF you’d like to contribute towards those expenses, here’s a link that you can click on to help defray court costs as we try to stop the Mayor from messing up our street.
If you’d like to add your name to the hundreds of people who believe narrowing Cascade is a terrible waste of tax payer dollars, please click here.
Thank you for your support, in whatever form it takes — contributing money or talking with your neighbor or signing our petition!