The Horse Has Left The Barn

Once the horse has left the barn… once the steam has left the kettle… Some of Colorado Springs’ city fathers would like to put the Genie back in the bottle. NEWS FLASH: You can’t put the Genie back in the bottle. Their thinking feels pot induced. Because I...

UCH Chosen as #1 Bidder

A wise bird advised me as I considered political office, “Every once in a while it’s critical for leaders to look back and make sure they have a following.” In that context, I’ve determined there are a time to lead and a time to listen and a time for action. With...

It’s Devilishly Difficult

I’ve learned that it is devilishly difficult to make any prediction of what may happen at city hall daily. By way of example, consider the Memorial Hospital situation. By all accounts, the final proposers should be easily identified based on the community conversation...

Memorial Hospital

DISCLAIMER: THE FOLLOWING ARE TIM LEIGH’S PRIVATE THOUGHTS AND ARE NOT REFLECTIVE OF ANY OTHER MEMBER OF THE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL TASK FORCE INDIVIDUALLY OR COLLECTIVELY. Pay attention. Be informed. Make a difference. Keep it real. There is no option for our Memorial...

When the Boomer’s Bail

Pay attention. Be informed. Make a difference. Keep it real. I’ve been noodling through a couple of interesting books lately, “When the Boomers Bail” by Mark Lautman and “Oatmeal v. Bacon” by Justin Foster. They discuss the coming population crisis in America and how...

MHS Conflict of Interest

There exists the continuing conversation regarding the conflict of interest of certain members of the Memorial Health System (MHS) Task Force. Here’s an insight – we don’t have to look very far for the answer to the nagging question of apparent conflict –...

Salary Epilogue

Pay attention. Be informed. Make a difference. Keep it real. Apparently, I’ve stirred the natives from its Alpha state and caused collective outrage. Congratulations to all of us. That was my intent. We’re becoming engaged and enraged and are finally thinking about...

Council Pay

DISCLAIMER: The following commentary is not spoken on behalf of the current City Council. Today’s Market Report is my opinion only and not reflective of any conversation I’ve had with any co-councilor. Our Council, (as with all previous Councils), assumes corporate...

Trip to New York City

I wasn’t at the Citizen’s Town Hall meeting last week. I was in the city that never sleeps doing the Citizen’s business. The Citizen’s Town Hall meeting is a special contrivance where citizens plead their case before Council as it relates to the forthcoming budget....

Trip to Washington with Chamber

I’m guilty as charged! I traveled to Washington DC last week on the backs of the citizens. And even as I traveled, I was called to task in the media for spending $1,200 of the citizen’s resources unnecessarily which included air fare, hotel, parking and meals. They...