Warfare erupts over stormwater

The mayor says the initiative that will show up on the November ballot is not in the best interest of citizens of El Paso County. He is calling the proposed regional stormwater authority a tax, rather than a fee, and feels citizens are not well informed on what they will be getting themselves into.

"I cannot support this, and I won't support this," said Mayor Bach.

Calling it a regional bureaucracy, Mayor Bach stood before some of the very people who voted and approved a regional stormwater agreement for El Paso County during a media briefing Wednesday afternoon.

"The Colorado Springs citizens' money that will be paying into this authority, some of which will be set aside by the authority for emergencies," said Bach. "There's no obligation of that authority to turn any of that money for use within the city of Colorado Springs."