Thursday, July 31, 2014
(Colorado Springs, CO) -- Efforts to create a regional stormwater authority are pushing forward. Members of the Colorado Springs City Council and the El Paso County Commission met yesterday to finalize the details of an intergovernmental agreement. That's the contract that defines the regional drainage authority. If it's ultimately approved by voters in November, the plan would cost the average homeowner about eight-dollars a month. That's down about a dollar from the original proposal. That money will be used for stormwater projects in the region. Colorado Springs would hold a majority of the seats on the authority's oversight board, because most of the stormwater needs in the area are in the city. El Paso County commissioners are expected to vote next month on the language of the ballot question.