COS By The Numbers ||October 13th, 2017

We are in the midst of ballot season here at LLS Headquarters so short COS by the numbers today. We hope everyone is having a happy Friday, and don’t forget to start keeping an eye out on those ballots! Your COS by the numbers: 4 The number of candidates currently vying for the prestigious progressive evolving bat shit…

COS By The Numbers || September 29, 2017

There is a lot of development news in this version of COS By The Numbers – including details on the new bike share program launching in 2018! However, before you dive in, I would like to direct your attention to this amazing letter by State Senator Michael Merrifield in response to a recent Gazette editorial…

COS By The Numbers || September 13, 2017

This week’s COS By the Numbers is very heavy on the “wow, tourism really adds a lot to our economy!” vibe. I’m sure city leaders will see these numbers, think long and hard about what they mean and how tourism contributes to our economic health…and then offer some tax breaks to another defense contractor. However,…

COS By The Numbers || August 30, 2017

Hello COS! We are back with the COS By The Numbers; your semi-weekly (monthly?) roundup of interesting numbers around Colorado Springs, Colorado and beyond. This week we have some jail problems, some parks problems and the preview of a November ballot. We don’t have any Hurricane Harvey numbers in the column this week – too…

COS By The Numbers || March 24, 2017

Happy Friday! Some election funding action, poor electoral turnout and Utah craziness to brighten your last day of the work week. Enjoy! $56,700.00 The amount the most well funded candidate in the race for City Council has amassed so far. The leader? Richard Motherf’in Skorman. Fundraising is a big issue in the COS council elections…

COS By the Numbers || March 17th, 2017

Hello my friends! My apologies, it has been many moon since I’ve bombarded you with the latest and greatest in numbers oriented things happening in COS, Colorado and beyond. Has much changed in the last month or so? The days are getting a little bit longer. We recorded yet another taste test that somehow involved some of…

COS By the Numbers || January 27, 2017

A random hodgepodge of numbers for you in this edition of COS By the Numbers. Pay close attention to the salary of COS City Council members. It is low. When compared to similar size cities it is really low. Why does this matter? It results in a non-representative city council. Our candidate pool is composed…