Vision Session Summaries - Built/Planned Environment
Session Information Date/Time Introductory/Ice Breaker Question: OTHER DISCUSSION CATEGORY IDEAS The Pikes Peak region is an ideal community in 2020 if: OTHER DISCUSSION CATEGORY IDEAS What exists currently; qualities, organizations, etc. that we need to preserve?: OTHER DISCUSSION CATEGORY IDEAS What are things that we need to create or develop to make this your ideal community?: OTHER DISCUSSION CATEGORY IDEAS
Diane Salek; Pikes Peak Library District; 10 participants; East Library 5550 N. Union Blvd., Colorado Springs CO 80918 11, 13, 2008, 8:00



Sharon Dobson PPLD Staff meeting 10 attendees East Library, Union St. Colorado Springs 11, 13, 2008, 8:00 -Since this was a library group... -Can everyone afford broadband access? -Sell the value of professional librarians / researchers....still needed -topic of all tech vs all reading areas / facilities Why did you move here? -PPLD -WEATHER -parks -active lifestyle -good place to raise a family -mountains

Kira Pasquesi Student group called the Roosevelt Institution at Colorado College 7 people Held at the Partnership for Civic Engagement at Colorado College 12, 9, 2008, 3:30 Built/Planned Environment (building up and not out comment) Colorado Springs has a positive identity to the outside world, not just religious right wing Built/Planned Environment (smart growth comment)
Concentrate growth (Build/Planned Environment) Use architecture as a way to build identity as a city (Build/Planned Environment)
Huy N. Tran Pikes Peak Library District East Library, Colorado Springs 9 attendees 11, 13, 2008, 8:00
Very low rate of homelessness. Reputation will be "Welcoming of all people". High spirit of volunteerism. Positive focus on the youth of the community; Mayors top 100 teens, youth symphony and children's chorale. Preserve the sense that we can create our own desitny in all aspects of development; we still have control of future growth. Appreciation of ideas and tolerance to prevent idealogical stagnation. Change the national perception of Colorado Springs to one of diversity, tolerance and acceptance.
Paul Martinez, Pikes Peak Library District Supervisor Meeting, Union Blvd, 10 participants. 11, 13, 2008, 8:00 Several Participants liked the idea of a common gathering place/public square, akin to those found in towns and cities in Mexico - The Center of Town - common link to all citizens with business, gardens, entertainment venue, restraunts Revitalize/preservation of historic structures Create more dog parks throughout city
bike trail systems - connected througout city, hiking, walking,
Debbie Swanson Pikes Peak Library District Supervisors 7 PPLD East Library 11, 12, 2008, 8:00
Lots of recreational activities/bike trails Intergenerational activities and connection Balance National Reputation (we are not the "hate capitol" and we are not a "liberal island") Olympic connection - international spotlight Need Leadership with Vision - this process depends on vast leadership strenght across our community Partnerships to be built to solve community problems: engage government, civic, nonprofits, foundations, community leaders and military to find joint solutions Better growth and community planning Create a reputation that encourages the creative class to come Develop diversity Recreation needs to be more accessible for families (cost, facilities) Offer recreation programs through schools
Mark Tremmel,Pikes Peak Library District, 90, East Library 11, 13, 2008, 8:00 Small business and technology center Animal friendly, dynamic seniors community, wireless everywhere, and international opportunities abound! Outdoor gardens and Broadmoor quality Diverse housing options, more 'organic' public facilites growing up in needed areas, Colorado Springs known as a 'Great, good place'!
Sarah White primary faciliator, Paul Martinez secondary facilitator, scribe and entered feedback from the Urban League Facilitation session, 6 attendees, session took place at the Urban League Board Room. 1, 9, 2009, 16:00



Paula George ELD/BAC 9 people in my small group El Pomar Penrose House 1, 14, 2009, 17:30


One Zip Code (so that we are not judged by the Zip Code in which we live) Innovative civic leaders
Curtis Hill El Pomar Emerging Leaders BAC - Penrose House Subgroup of 7 1, 14, 2009, 18:00
Look at Boulder, CO collaborations/parnerships Youth Development Strategies ie Boys/Girls Clubs and etc. City TABOR is an obstacle - get rid of it. More diversity in the areas of leadership Need a regional govt. Pay City-Council More Need to act like a Big City Embrace Change

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Suzanne Tullien, Women In Business Breakfast, about 32, New England Financial 1, 22, 2009, 8:00


Youth initiative to educate and empower them to learn about our heritage. Create a supportive homeless program to get them back to work and sustainability.
Karole Campbell - women's networking group @ The New England 1/22 @ 7:30A, approximately 35-40 total attendees, 12-15 in my breakout group 1, 22, 2009, 7:30
Develop more of a sense of community; we're all in this together; Community-based living instead of living in neighborhood "pods", Colorado Springs should not be "Any City, USA" Cog Railway and an historic institution
Jes Raintree Colorado College (Staff and students) 19 1, 22, 2009, 11:30
Promote pedestrian over cars Permanent public lot (land) for people without housing (by choice or circumstance) a "tent" city with bathrooms/showers Affordable housing Planned city planning Progressive tax structure Universal, single stream recycling for PP region Wide boulevards Height restrictions on buildings Maintain sense of history City owned utilities Planning and accountability to public by city leaders Participatory (collaborative) planning Less selfish, progressive taxes, develop a city trust Increase in local food production Assess and simplify what currently exsists for maximum effectiveness Celebrate our successes often (motivates people, capture "history" of our community)
Jane Aiello,BIBB, 33 total 11 in my group, NEF 1, 22, 2009, 7:30
Big City Ideas, with a small town feel

Bob Stovall, HB&A Architects 8 people, 102 East Moreno, CS 1, 23, 2009, 11:30


Make Acacia Park more family friendly (perceived as unsafe or at least not good places for families; relocate Drake Powerplant out of downtown
Shree Hardikar Nath Philosophical Cafe Group: 8 participants. Broadmoor Church, Lake Avenue. 1, 27, 2009, 10:00 "Left and right brain" approach (logic and vision) Balanced, unbiased, and honest reporting by local news media (newspaper, TV). More balanced political orientation. Less influence on local gocernment from religious right. Good reputation of the city.
Shree H. Nath Addendum to Philosophical Cafe group (Last screen) 1, 27, 2009, 10:00



Frank Kinder HB&A 13-14 1, 23, 2009, 11:00
There is continued strong support of the military. There is an entrepreneurial spirit with neighborhoods of local and ownership and business support. There is more tolerance of diverse spirituality, smaller churches that work in concert, and highly diverse religions. We continue and expand making our own multiple forms of renewable energy. There is a rationing of public goods. Non-profit sectors. R&D is a strong focus. We continue to develop the strong military support and identity.
Kira Pasquesi El Pomar-Asian American Council, Emerging Leaders Program 8 participants Penrose House 1, 27, 2009, 6:00
Building in and up NO TABOR
Outlets for incarcerated persons after they are released
Jes Raintree Seniors Philosophical Cafe 10 (Table #1 Group) 40 Total Broadmoor Community Church 1, 27, 2009, 10:00 Maintain historic buildings (Court House) and not tear down old buildings to build high rises Raise taxes to maintain parks Awareness of wildlife and their needs (maintain and promote the wilderness and non-human world) Drop in childcare for babies through school age (Free to parents) Neighborhoods where people know one another and interact regualarly Small village feeling (friendly, socialize together) Zoo Colorful history Downtown Population density (limit and restrict) (do not want multi-family dwellings, keep land and acreage around homes) Farmers market Libraries Free newspapers (Independent) TABOR ammended or removed Better services for our homeless population (hand up versus hand out) Planned building and development Partnerships with service providers and our available labor force Another daily newspaper Low cost or free pet care
Jes Raintree Seniors Philosophical Cafe 40 (Large group wrap up of all 5 table groups) Broadmoor Community Church 12, 27, 2009, 10:00 Change concept of senior citizens (we are active and have lots to offer) Appreciated growing up in Colorado Springs (good experience, safe, opportunities, school system) (want to keep for future kids) Olympic Training Center and keep Olympics in Colorado Springs Colorado Springs be a destination city for families and businesses (improve PR and marketing) 2020 fewer military in our community (we can't afford the military OR we need to transform their purpose)


Debbie Swanson Asian American Advisory Council 11 in large group - 5 in my small group Penrose House 1, 29, 2009, 17:30
REAL city planning! Better grasp of what works and not works for zoning Understand impact of growth and redevelopment Keep military Keep USOC Doug Bruce must leave our community Ensure future brainstorm sessions to continue the community input process well into the future Have a way to evaluate our progress on goals Have a system of checks and balance in our planning Create an Action Plan - revisit the steps within the plan often Have city leaders decide more in favor of the community
Emilie Satterwhite, Cheyenne Village Administrative Office, In my group there were 10 participants in the discussion 2, 10, 2009, 9:00 -Neighborhood beautification and increased community building within neighborhoods -Better/stricter zoning, not as many big box stores
-More communication with all providers of services to the community with community members -Market the city to residents to improve our attitudes about the city, ie "Look around at this city and see all that we have, aren't you proud?" -Make technology free or affordable for the community (free wifi across all of downtown)
Kira Pasquesi ESL Students 4 attendees Helen Hunt Elementary 2, 9, 2009, 6:00
Less outward growth or sprawl Re-build or revitalize existing buildings Use space efficiency Changing majorities and minority status in world
Invest in city planning Use a citizen think tank in the planning process Less reactionary city planning
Kira Pasquesi Developmentally disabled and their caretakers/staff/family members 12 attendees Cheyenne Village 2, 10, 2009, 9:00 The photo activity was difficult for a blind participant, but he was able to use my descriptions of the photos for the activity Fully funded non-profits in order to serve clients well Utilize current space and buildings before building new (i.e. Mall of the Bluffs) Revitalization of the old Slow down growth until all space is used
Kira Pasquesi 7th grade students 6 attendees North Middle School AVID classroom 2, 11, 2009, 2:00



Paula George Colorado College staff and students Nine in my small group Werner Campus Center 1, 22, 2009, 12:00
Public community building (like convention center) for large events
Vibrant downtown core; shops, restaurants, public art, theatres, community activities; make downtown a destination, the heart of the area Downtown expansion Continue to build downtown
Paula George Philosophers' Cafe 8 in my small group Broadmoor Community Church 1, 27, 2009, 10:00 Downtown revitalization--vibrant, pedestrian-oriented (like Pearl Street Mall in Boulder); infill vs. low density
Character of downtown
Kira Pasquesi 7th grade students 6 attendees North Middle School AVID program (Continued from last survey-pressed submit too soon) ,  ,  ,



Wendy Mack UCCS Group #2 8 attendees Dwire Hall, UCCS Campus 2, 13, 2009, 10:30 Diversity (political and progressive) The weather Our history as a frontier community The UCCS campus The people We remain politically and reigously diverse We limit sprawl The humane society is a no kill shelter We've become a mecca for sports We limit growth and stop sprawl The local government is well-managed and taxes are used effectively We welcome diversity Our community is welcoming for lesbians, gays, and transexuals Our current diversity The religious, social, and political spectrum The Colorado pioneer spirit Preparing for and responding to the next generation Adapting to new technology, etc. Ways to be high-tech and high-touch Repeal TABOR and Gallagher ammendment Legacy for future generations Built/Planned Environment - a plan for future growth Built/Planned Environment - a plan for water management More diversity More leadership opportunities for people of diverse backgrounds Change the image of Colorado Springs - we are not all right-wing, Christian Change what the press reports about COS
Debbie Swanson People w/ developmental disabilities & allies 13 in my group Cheyenne Village Admin, 6275 Lehman Dr. 2, 10, 2009, 9:00 Historic architecture adds to culture Old and new building work well together Multi-use neighborhoods Affordable housing for all Safe parks for residential areas Views of Pikes Peak downtown A good community newspaper Promote mix use neighborhoods/not sprawling suburbs. Adequate funding to continually improve infrastructure Less traffic lights Affordable/appropriate/accessible housing for all. Accessibility to all parks, sidewalks and public buildings for those with disabilities
Debbie Swanson People w/ developmental disabilities & allies 7 West Intergenerational Learning Center 2, 11, 2009, 19:00
Walkable/liveable neighborhoods. Everything you need is in your neighborhood, so you don't have to depend on public transportation. Downtown presence. History and cultural heritage. Architectural preservation. More diverse neighborhoods using planning, zoning, and developments. Add more small businesses to residential neighborhoods. Create a Colo. Spgs. brand/identity. Improve reputation of Colorado Springs.
Debbie Swanson People w/ developmental disabilites & allies 12 Hillside Community Center 2, 12, 2009, 18:00 Preserve small town feeling. Older buildings - wish that not so many old things "go away", find a way to preserve some. People feel open to each other Decent housing. Sense of Christian community. Values are strong here. Keep military, their values add to our community. Keep church and Christian ministries here, their values add to our community. Historic preservation of architecture, history. We know where we came from. Keep older, integrated neighborhoods, e.g. Village 7, Westside, Hillside, Audubon, and Craigmoor. Keep crisis services available. Keep library system. Mix-use neighborhoods/planned communities.
Paula George Those who support people with developmental disabilities 8 in my small group Hillside Community Center 2, 12, 2009, 18:00



Frank Kinder USGBC 6 people Carnegie Room at Penrose Library. 2, 17, 2009, 16:00 Natural areas are a big draw for the region. There is a reconvergence in sustainable design and reclaimed areas of the city that have been revitalized. Less sprawl. there are community sponsored outdoor events that get people into nature.
We have visionary leadership At state and local levels supportin these and other changes.
Frank Kinder, with updates to USGBC on 2/17/09 4 pm at Carnegi library 2, 17, 2009, 16:00


A visionary planning department with a PAID city council. Allowed granny flats to better incorporate generational families. Local mortgages are made, kept and retained here.
Jane Aiello - Oz Architects 5 people Carnegie Room - Penrose Library 2, 11, 2009, 11:30 n/a promote more people to volunteer n/a n/a
Kelley Hicks Group: UCCS School of Public Affairs Total Attendees: Approx 35 Location: Dwire Hall, Room 204 UCCS Campus 2, 18, 2009, 5:30


none discussed
Lisa Salley Resource Exchange 7 Resource Exchange office 2, 17, 2009, 8:00
None. Maintain the infrastructure we have and don't let it deteriorate more than it has. School issue--closures, abandonment of schools. Keep them open or use them for other things. Transition them to uses that meet other community needs, i.e. Community centers.
Chris Beyer, Tracy Cooper, Dottie Harman Book Group 10 Tracy's house 1, 9, 2009, 12:00
Governance - Tabor done away with. Community would like representative government back. Current situation is limiting. Governance - Get rid of double taxation - city/county. Services overlap. City taxpayers get value for their tax dollars. Governance - Local government does not own hospitals, utilities, etc. Governance - Broad perspective of government role: move away from excessive Libertarnism. Governance - City charter independent from state. Home Rule. Governance - More balanced local political system.

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Warren Epstein PILLAR 3 Pillar offices 2, 4, 2009, 10:00



Robin Spaulding District 20 8 attendees at my table D-20 headquarter 2, 25, 2009, 11:00
Politically aligned with the rest of the world; do not have the reputation of a right wing religious group area; World class library system; Farmers market, zoo Locally grown vege gardens throughout area; El Paso discount card to get into zoo, performing arts, events etc. for El Paso County citizens; combined county/city services to save $$;
Sarah White, Academy International Elementary, 5, 8550 Charity Dr., Colorado Springs, CO 80920 2, 24, 2009, 18:00



Linda Meredith Church members 14 First Presbyterian Church 2, 23, 2009, 11:30



Paul Martinez faciliated the El Pomar ELD Black Advisory Council at Penrose House with a group of 10 1, 14, 2009, 6:00



Kira Pasquesi District 20 Administration 8 people District 20 Administration Building 2, 25, 2009, 11:00
Mange urban growth with green space and belts Work with developers to preserve green spaces Free wireless access anywhere City services that are well managed and protected against recession Efficient use of city services Maintenance of mature or older neighborhoods Balance of community freedoms and laws Boulder "Republic" as a bad example Military focus; keep a reasonable balance and relationships with officers Link to history; city cultural services Respecting historical buildings Restorative justice; community effort in judicial system Awareness that this all costs MONEY; you need to contribute in order to see this vision come true One entity overseeing technology for city services; interconnected systems Sharing of information across services
Kira Pasquesi Wasson HS Students 7 students Wasson HS classroom 2, 25, 2009, 2:30 The way the city looks reflects our identity and perception of ourselves Need resources for building maintenance and preservation Boundaries or defined areas between neighborhoods Research before you build and incorporate this into city planning Better use of existing space and make more attractiv
Need community and city official to commit money
Wendy Mack Public Safety Council for the QLI 10 attendess The Gay & Lesbian Fund 2, 26, 2009, 5:30
You'd never know we have over 1 million people because we've managed our growth
Political courage Leaders without a personal agenda More communication from City Council A mayor who engages the public $ Leaders who are good stewards and visionaries Much stronger leadership - not trying to please everyone all the time Clear direction A competitve newspaper Truth and integrity in the newspaper A government report card Visible voting records for the city council Educate the public about how taxes are divided up over Federal, State, Local, and Government spending Integrate city and county services
Paula George EDC/Hispanic Advisory Council 10 in my small group Penrose House 3, 4, 2009, 5:30 A flourishing downtown area, city's heart
The military presence has grown and is more efficient The OTC and all the sports events associated with it Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo High-speed technology, adaptive technology that changes with the times and demands City-wide Wi-Fi Revitalized downtown with convention center, something to draw people downtown as a destination
David Gardner School District 20 Administrators 8 attendees in my group (1 of 4) D20 on Chapel Hills Road 2, 25, 2009, 11:00
- we are strategic with our water supply - we have well-run utilities - we have strategic city planning - we maintain the CS character - military presence - Olympic HQ - the Broadmoor and similar icons - reasonably priced alternative energy - city-wide WI-FI - open-air markets - improved state/national perception of CS
Paula George EPC Bar Association 13 Pioneers' Museum courtroom 3, 5, 2009, 16:00 Downtown, Old Colorado City, Manitou reenergized, TRUE destinations Downtown is the heart of the region "Human scale"--diversity of architecture, mixed use Invested wisely in infrastructure Federal Courthouse Convention center downtown Urban core Casino Federal courthouse Less annexation; additional city entities Merge city/county government Rational, sustainable building codes
Paula George Come One, Come All 11 attendees Penrose Library 3, 12, 2009, 18:00 Good size--big enough for amenities, but not too big Vibrant downtown is the heart of a city--promote it! Personality of the old city in the new parts City ordinances have been revised We tear down old, unused strip malls and recycle the materials for future use Original downtown with historical buildings Architectural gems (but maybe modernized) Olympic Training Center Air Force Academy Merger of city and county governments
Edward Rosinski, Rockrimmon Library Open to the public, 15 people, 3, 11, 2009, 6:30 Preserve the building and finding the right balance between old and new

City mission statement and motto based on shared values Develop trust in government and a government that puts the people first
Lisa Tessarowicz Old Colorado City merchants, business owners, etc. 12 attendees total, 6 in my group Old Town Guest House 3, 10, 2009, 18:00
the population is no bigger than it is now great pro hockey team decisions moving forward based on quality, not quantity strong telecomm infrastructure; everyone is connected
Warren Epstein, Colorado Springs Leadership Summit, 4, Antlers Hilton 3, 17, 2009, 1:00



Kira Pasquesi Leadership Summit Table 2 people Antlers Hilton 3, 17, 2009, 1:30



Paula George North Colorado Springs Rotary Club 8 in my small group Embassy Suites 3, 18, 2009, 12:00 The Air Force picked Colorado Springs to be the site of the AFA, and it is an important part of the community Downtown pedestrian mall--it is a safe and social place for all
Bones of downtown Downtown parking (within two blocks of everything) Broadmoor resort--a jewel! Military installations Comprehensive planning for residential, shopping, services in proximity Look at planned communities--what worked? what didn't? Plans for the area between Colorado Springs and Denver--not just let development happen Higher density residential/commercial downtown
Kira Pasquesi Arts Commission 11 people City Hall 3, 17, 2009, 4:30 Have good design in our built environment Use quality materials in building City concerned with overall master plan We live up to our history The Pikes Peak region is like no place else Continue our western traditions Define ourselves as a community that is so closely associated with the environment and Pikes Peak Better planned development with density The military may put Colorado Springs on the map, but it does not define us
Change national reputation
Jim Egbert North Colorado Springs Rotary Club 7 3, 18, 2009, 12:00 Restrain government creep - look at ways to reduce services Revitalized downtown particularly at night. Now it's practically all bars. The community needs to accomodate population growth via metropolitan build-up instead of horizontal sprawl. Our older residential & commercial neighborhoods will have been reclaimed. We will have ended the "donut model" of "moving to the new, and "abandoning the old". Keep existing residential & commercial neighborhoods and make them viable. Focus on developing centers of excellence. Manage geographical growth in a way that also protects & enhances existing neighborhoods.
Judith Rice-Jones/Faculty and staff of the Kraemer Library, UCCS/21 attendees/Library Conference Room 1, 20, 2009, 10:30
No more strip malls. Follow Fort Collins's design guidelines for big box stores. Redevelop many community brownfields. Outlaw snout houses.

Judith Rice-Jones, Old North End Neighborhood Association/12/First Lutheran 3, 17, 2009, 19:30 Stable neighborhood close to downtown, walkable neighborhood, sense of place. Community values good old fashion common sense. Renewable and alternative sources larger part of CS Utilities. Integrated city/county government. Retain option for urban chickens and ducks. Retain and expand historic preservation overlay. Preserve unique and distinctive character of older neighborhoods. Strong downtown and strong DTP. Integrated city/county government--begin with individual departments such as streets, parks, public safety. Concern expressed for perceived erosion of individual liberties especially with regard to zoning.
Edward Rosinski Organization: OZ Architecture and NES Landscape Architects Number: we had two groups, 7 in my group Location: OZ Architecture Bldg 3, 20, 2009, 11:30 Downtown,enjoyable Trust in the government and the government takes pride in the community
More directions and supported government, city leaders that follows government and civil experts
Jane Hammoud Trafalger Drive (Briargate) Neighborhood 12 attendees. In my home on Trafalger Drive- after dinner. 3, 12, 2009, 6:30 Animal support services - community friendly towards pets. Vibrant downtown - attractive, pedestrian friendly. TABOR modified to cushion against economic downturn. 2026 Olympics in Colorado Springs.
Develop QUALITY city/county leadership that understands their job is to listen to the community, outline a future, engage the community to finance the future, define the parameters in which things can happen, hold its executive accountable for making things happen. Get the politicians out of DOING the work - their job is to engage the community and professions with relevant experience should DO the work.
Bob Stovall UCCS College of Business, 9 at Dwire Hall 2, 13, 2009, 10:30 People are young, diverse and well-educated Commitment to look at growth and gain control over sprawl Recognize and use Denver amenities rather than duplicate Maintain existing infrastructure Character of Manitou Springs Current height restrictions fopr buildings Use mid-rise (20 story) buildings to increase densities Major League pro sports City-wide wireless Eliminate TABOR
Edward Rosinski, 1, comments from on-line 8, 31, 2008,

Kepp Colorado Springs as a small town
Amy Pattin Internet comments 25 responses 3, 25, 2009, 16:30
Increase in the number of retirement living places closer to downtown.

Paula George Webpage comments 25 posters NA 3, 27, 2009, 14:00
We revitalized the south end and center of the city, resulting in in-filling and new life in that part of the region Appropriately-paid, full-time city government officials We engage in real planing Strong, courageous leadership Commercial developments in every neighborhood Master planning for the city and region We managed population growth, averting sprawl We have strict regulations for housing and business developers Our downtown is a cultural center for everyone The small-town feeling downtown Commercial developments (retail/service/entertainment etc.) in every neighborhood The infrastructure/technology to make Colorado Springs a globally-connected city
Linda Meredith Leadership Summit, Antlers Hotel 6 3, 17, 2009, 13:30 We pretty much jumped right into the vision, rather than spend too much time on the ice breaker These seemed to cross areas: Zoning of the newspaper to connect smaller centers of the ocmmunity
There needs to be a shift towards more amenable density; leading to a more liveable city by contemplating the limits of natural patterns, central areas of density (transportation patterns, diversity, neighborhoods)
Emilie Satterwhite CS Chamber Rising Professionals 8 (at my table x 5 tables) Colorado College - Slocum Hall 3, 31, 2009, 12:00 -Family friendly
-support for family values -interaction with other nearby cities and communities (like Manitou and Pueblo) -increased communication amongst the members of the community (more opportunities for local dialogue)
Edward Rosinski, April 1st, on-line comments 3, 30, 2009,
My ideal vision of this community in 2020 would be one where people take responsibility for their actions, help to pay for what needs done, and aren't always looking for the City Government to give them a handout. The government is designed to improve this community, however, the citizens are the ones who have to band together and start funding these improvements. Quit blaming the City Administration for all the ills in the community and look to the real culprits. The ones who claim to be working for you when in fact they are just working for themselves. I hope by 2020 Colorado Springs catches up" with other cities that have embraced thier urbanism!

Edward Rosinski, on-line comments 4, 1, 2009,



Kira Pasquesi Chamber Rising Professionals 8 people Slocum Commons, Colorado College 3, 31, 2009, 11:30
Population density shifted back downtown USOC brings tourists in, helps to spread the good work of the city, and extends our global network A plan for how to use this great information Strategic plans Mission statement and vision for city, especially with built environment Attainable goals New zoning process Regional building department that allows for re-design Incentive to not necessarily build new-renovate Leniency in codes for renovation Public sector not hindering private sector in renovation and creativity Removing building obstacles such as tap fees
Wendy Mack Rotary Group 8 people Embassy Suites 3, 18, 2009, 12:00 The lack of Density. Quiet, quality of like. The weather. The quiet. The mix of people and possibilties. We're different from Denver.
Better image of our community. Infrastructure planned for the long-term. Change to full time mayor and city council.
Prudence Zimmer, Leadership Summit, 5 at my table, Antlers 3, 17, 2009, 14:30 Infrastructure--need technology grids for a wireless free city Planned growth Sustainable--more than doing more with the same thing Political leadership; a reasonable salary for City Council members so more can serve


Jes Raintree Cheyenne Village Administration (Goodwill Industries Clients/Staff/Care Providers) 22 2, 10, 2009, 9:00 Work on priorities vs. trying to work on everything. Move dreams to reality, determine the $ needs and begin moving items from "talk" to "action". $ available to support wide variety of community programs. Funding of variety of services.
Jes Raintree Old Colorado City Association 7 Old Town Guest House Conference Center 3, 10, 2009, 6:00 Willie Wonka Theme Park. No billboards. Respect for military/bases. Library system. Economic and personal freedom (keep Colorado #2). Olympic Training Center. Ethical legislators. Funding for services. Public/private partnerships. Interactive, collaborative, synergistic government, community and business groups. Permit process is streamlined. Better use of tax payer dollars on infrastructure. Less government. TABOR (help the "whole" vs. the "few") Transparency in elected officials at ALL levels of government. Term limits at federal and state level. No term limits. Limited years to serve. We are an "English" only speaking community. Merit, ethics, personality test of our community professionals (lawyers, teachers, police, etc.) everyone be on a commission based salary scheme. More farmers markets (better quality, variety). Improved work ethics of all citizens. Old Colorado City Association want follow-up on where all this input is heading, want to stay connected to the project.
Jes Raintree Chamber Rising Professionals 8 (1 of 5 tables) Colorado College, Slocum Hall 3, 31, 2009, 11:30 Develop CS Brand (outdoors, ease of access without a vehicle, walking town?) Develop a strong Colorado Springs Brand, what are we known for? Military persence. USOTC. Pikes Peak Hillclimb. Convention Center. Emphasis on culture. Develop Colorado Springs Brand (what are we known for?) Annual "draw" event (what are we known for?) Beef up PR and communication about Colorado Springs. Wireless city. Mixed use density, (job, corporations, need, grocery). Assess zoning to include mixed use.

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Paula George Chamber Rising Professionals 8 in my small group Colorado College Slocum Hall 3, 31, 2009, 11:30
We practice responsible building and development, and we hold on to what we have We have a vibrant downtown Underground parking throughout downtown The Space Foundation Municipal Area Network A way to control/manage growth
Paula George CONO 12 in my small group Senior Center 4, 7, 2009, 7:00 Revision of how city and county governments operate Infill building The population has settled at 125,000 Colorado Springs has a real influence in state government Air Force Academy and other military installations The downtown center States' rights enforcement Eight Council districts True zoning/building regulations (no exceptions)
Emilie Satterwhite, Come One Come All session at Sand Creek Library, 4 attendees 4, 8, 2009, 6:00 -affordable housing -Diverse population -Just (law abiding) *Built/Planned Environment - there are cutting edge building codes that require buildings to use alternative energy and xeriscaping -the community has an identity/reputation of being tolerant -Colorado Springs Utilities -the Humane Society -vibrant downtown -have the entire community be "wifi" accessible *Built/Planned Environment - planning conducive to high density populations, including planning that encourages public transportation use and reduces sprawl
Paula George Website postings 4, 10, 2009,
Attractions like an aquarium Bigger downtown Restore the vacant areas of the city, such as Palmer Park and Academy Areas that are not being used put to some use, even if it's to be cleared and made into a park or greenway Downtown--shopping on a warm sunny day Old Colorado City A combination of new and infill development Small "Town Centers" throughtout the area Redevelopment and rehabilitation of the downtown area
Amber Cote, Urban League/Dream City 2020, Youth Speak Out/Town Hall , there were six youth in my group, Galileo Math and Science School 4, 11, 2009, 2:00



Paula George Youth Speak Out 6 in my small group Galileo School 4, 11, 2009, 13:00 Modern look to the city We've gone high-tech, both city-wide and individually
City-wide technology grid
Edward Rosinski, Drop-In Group, 12, All Souls Unitarian Church 4, 14, 2009, 10:00 Small town feel (downtown area) Co-housing, mix urban environment (walking community) More social groups around outdoor activities Olympic training center Uncle Wilber fountain Access to the internet for all (wireless) Legalize personal vices Make empty building into community service centers
Frank Kinder Leadership Pikes Peak 17 attendees. LPP HQ. 3, 3, 2009, 13:00 companies want to be headquartered here. people know all of the city, not just regional areas. we have strong leadership and unifed efforts.
quality of life is our yardstick per city council and county officials. we have a combined city and county government with one combined regional manager.
frank kinder, 2nd part of Leadership Pikes Peak HQ Visioning session 3, 3, 2009, 13:00


fellowships, internships, grad school options, collaborations btw colleges and schools, and strong tourism.
Diane Salek, Leadership Summit, Antlers Hilton, 3 attendees 3, 17, 2009, 13:30
Area needs a designated spokesperson to respond to media and "brand" the city

Kira Pasquesi City Council and Senior Staff 8 attendees City Hall 4, 16, 2009, 12:00
Balance of natural to built environment
Control of sprawl
Jane Aiello - Interagency @ PPWFC (6) 4, 16, 2009, 13:00 n/a Better planning for building, think about why before you build. can older bldgs be utilized B4 new ones are constructed
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Robin Spaulding; City council and City managers; 12 attendees; City Hall 4, 16, 2009, 11:30 Infrastructure cared for before expanding city;If the infrastructure is built,that environemnt will create a strong community. Less ideological thinking and more pragmatic Population to care enough to vote Family and animal friendly city
Paul Martinez, Youth Speak Out Forum hosted by the Urban League, 6 attendees, co-facilitated with newer facilitator, whose name escapes me.... 4, 11, 2009, 2:00


more Skate Parks throughout the city
Kathryn Curry, Scrib for the CONO Meeting at the Colorado Springs, CO Senior Center with approx 30 attendees 4, 7, 2009, 19:00
1.a beach! 2.acceptance of all religious and political views
1.research communities that have grown and developed their dreams 2. PR for DT
Paula George PPITT 5 in my small group Pikes Peak Workforce Center 4, 16, 2009, 13:00
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is the foundation for the Wisdom Institute; museum, library, open space, atria, butterfly pavillion, botanical garden, etc. come down the mountain from the zoo We have redefined "The City:" a central core with smaller communities surrounding it, each with its own vision, qualities, attributes, all connected by greenways, paths, gardens, transportation corridors This is a model for other cities, countries
Setting up the "cluster community" system, connected by greenways and transportation corridors, each emphasizing different things (science and technology, arts, language arts, spirituality/philosophy, etc.) but all integrated
Jessica Lister & Amber Cote Native American Advisory Council Unknown # of attendees El Pomar 4,  , 2009, 5:30
Restored our downtown; brought back business, grocery stores, restaurants Responsible preservation and planning

Paula George Artemis 7 in my small group Imagination Celebration in Citadel Mall 4, 23, 2009, 11:30 Vitality of downtown Pedestrian mall downtown


LouAnn Dekleva, D11 Teacher Sounding Board,16, Tesla School 4, 13, 2009, 17:00


Balance of people making decisions - more community participation Diversity of elected officials - diversity
LouAnn Dekleva, D11 Senior Sounding Board,12, D11 Administration Building 4, 24, 2009, 14:00

Reasonable commute times Tax payer trust in elected officials
Sherry Kirk, El Paso Corp, 12, 2 N Nevada 4, 27, 2009, 11:30
-they (gov.,developers) planned by design and is state of the art -recruit, hire people,(advisors) -set standards and did not waiver -technology -technology -reach out to the military community, (Ft. Carson)
Anna Seder, Artemis Women, 7 people at my location, Celebration Place @ Citadel mall 4, 23, 2009, 11:00 A community with "homegrown" solutions. We need to preserve "the feel" of our community. Using Portland as an example, if we are forward-thinking, have civic pride and community stewardship.
We need every family to have easy access to the Internet, perhaps even a citywide WIFI. We need to recognize the importance of technology and communications.
Yolanda Roberts District Attorney's Office 5 people in breakout session 105 East Vermijo Street 4, 30, 2009, 11:30


-Good politicians. -More target shooting ranges.
Jane Hammoud, Pikes Peak Behavioral Health Group Directors, 10 4, 29, 2009, 15:00 Liveable downtown CS is spring board to the world - people think globally, kids and adults involved in the global experience
Lack community traditions and ROOTS for people to connect to.
Mark Tremmel, Old North End Neighborhood, 22 approx., First Luthern Assembly Hall 3, 17, 2009, 15:00 Sculpture medians, city in a forest with all boulevard transportation Strong mayor works to define unique city converted and redeveloped strip malls, more secular city Public policy changes to free spending for votes
Paula George Diversity Forum 7 in my small group Penrose Library, Carnegie Room 5, 1, 2009, 13:00

Our mountain/western vibe
Mark Tremmel, Community of Neighborhood Organizations (CONO), 30 approx. and Hancock Community Center 4, 7, 2009, 15:00 developers need more accountability Embraced tranit oriented design principals North/South rail lines to be used soon No unfunded mandates, eliminate 'quick' planning that is developer driven
Paula George SAAL 8 The ARC 4, 30, 2009, 17:30
We have an amusement park here similar to 6 Flags Jukeboxes are affordable so everyone can enjoy their own kind of music The personnel on the military bases are the best trained in the country Broadmoor Television! Military installations Technology center developing vehicles, robots, transportation systems Better storm drainage system managed by citizens and people with disabilities
Paula George Citizens Project 8 in my small group Penrose Library Carnegie Room 4, 29, 2009, 17:00
Buildings are built or retrofitted to LEED standards Old neighborhoods have been rejuvenated--people want to live there The food we eat is produced less than 100 miles from the city Vibrant central downtown area Old Colorado City Broadmoor
Terry Shattuck CASA 9 701 South Cascade at the CASA office 4, 8, 2009, 15:30 none A more committed citizenry more willing to pay taxes to accomplish goals in all these areas.

Aaron Atwood, Hispanic Advisory Council, 30 attendees, Penrose House 3, 4, 2009, 5:30
Smart growth Immigrants have equal rights More dog parks Host the Winter Olympic games Slow growth moving east
Aaron Atwood, UCCS School of Public Affairs, 12, UCCS 2, 18, 2009, 17:00 Animal Friendly Pet Friendly
Locally grown food More partnerships like the space symposium Improve pro Rodeo hall of fame advertising
Aaron Atwood, CASA, 8, CASA HQ 4, 8, 2009, 15:30


Legalize marijuanna Tax incentive for green compnaies Keep the city clean
Sherry Kirk- the Diversity Forum- 6 Pikes Peak Library 5, 1, 2009, 13:00
-maximizing our grey water -a national reputation of being an inclusive community

Terry Shattuck Pikes Peak Workforce center 8 people Pikes Peak Workforce center - 2306 E. Pikes Peak Ave 4, 16, 2009, 13:00 historic buildings and area history should be preserved none Local artisans and companies with an real area history. Van Briggle, Michael Garmin, and such places (we are losing them too fast). 1.More citizen participation in government by use of technology 2. Ballots made easy to understand and not written in misleading biased and partisan ways.
Emilie Satterwhite District Attorney's Office/Society of Women Engineers 6 attendees DAs Office 4, 30, 2009, 11:30
-(Planned Community) Forward thinking about infrastructure -locally produced food at a reasonable cost -no more coal energy, we have solar, wind and nuclear
-consolidated government services (a city/county government) -more local farms, CSAs to support food needs for the region
Jes Raintree Colorado Natives Club 18 Otis Park Community Center 4, 23, 2009, 6:00
Beauricrates know/understand what "public servant" means Respect elders Equal (government and people), 2-way communication, trickle up versus trickle down We have a city motto and mission statement that we all know We have a "can do" attitude versus will you do it for me attitude Feels like a resort, even though we have businesses here Control of urban sprawl (begun to infill) More intelligent about how we use our land (don't build in flood plains) Truely representative government Military bases Combined city/county government in efficient central locations along with schools Less government regulation, and more sensible government regulation City is well managed, well run and profitable Trust in God Gen Palmer's dream is kept alive along with our heritage Veterans cemetary Sewage treatment plants in Broadmoor and Briargate
Paula George High school Girl Scouts 7 Leader's home 4, 28, 2009, 18:30

Military installations Old Colorado City Broadmoor Pikes Peak Railway Preserve and honor Gen. Palmer's dream Microchips for personal identification (like pets) A method for transmitting cerebral knowledge from person to person Mood paint (for walls, houses, offices, etc.) Electronic furniture that rearranges itself Robot maids Automatic hairstyling helmet Voice and visual communication through TV Teleportation
Paula George Pikes Peak Behavioral Health Group 21 in my group 525 N. Cascade (PPBHG office) 4, 29, 2009, 15:00 The Broadmoor Downtown and Old Colorado City We revitalized parts of the area by infilling We improved downtown, making it a destination; user-friendly for tourists, conventions, businesses We did not become a suburb of Denver Zoning promotes attractive, effective architecture There is free parking downtown We have good technology El Pomar and the Broadmoor The Olympic Training Center Need to settle the Memorial Hospital ownership issue More free parking Effective data collection and action system
Paula George Middle School Girl Scouts 6 Leader's home 5, 5, 2009, 18:30

Military installations Radios (for weather warnings, etc.)
Paula George Clients and staff of PP Behavioral Health Group 15 Pathways 5, 6, 2009, 13:30 Sports--the Broncos in particular The media focuses on the positive Lots of softball games Professional basketball team (Nuggets or Pacers) No-kill animal shelters The fairly small size of the city Our support of the military Civic center in the middle of downtown for group gatherings An amusement park
Anna Seder, Citizen's Project, 10 attendees (already entered), Penrose Carnegie Room 4, 29, 2009, 17:00

Slow food restaurants Need to preserve the re- in urban re-development
Kira Pasquesi El Paso Corporation 12 El Paso Corp office 4, 28, 2009, 11:30
Start building within and not out People move to the center of the city Fix older homes instead of build new ones Renovate industrial buildings to apartments Security and the South Side West Side Legacies of important people Limit on building height Flagship for green technology, education, and job market City trademark or mass appeal: Something for Everyone or SEe Pikes Peak from Anywhere!
Anna Seder, Citizens' Project (continued), 10 attendees, Penrose Carnegie Reading Room 4, 29, 2009, 17:00


Built Development: Greater discipline on infrastructure (i.e., cost of utilities on the development side). Put the costs where they belong when it comes to utilities. We need to encourage infill. We need to create more mixed use development everywhere, not just downtown (i.e., mini squares).
Anna Seder, Citizen's Project (continued), 10 attendees, Penrose Carnegie 4, 29, 2009, 17:00

Humane Society
Paula George Colorado Springs Entrepreneurs 5 Cheyenne Mountain Library 5, 30, 2009, 10:00 Vibrant downtown--support Downtown Partnership Small businesses--European feel, outdoors, wide sidewalks, lively, energetic, people out and about, walkable and cozy New political party--no Democrats or Republicans Flattened broadband--made bandwidth available to all--open service provider network Vlogging vs. blogging Created Colorado Springs version of a Victorian village (free)--teens would have fun in a wholesome environment Victorian houses turned into shops with hand-crafted items Victorian-era transit, icecream parlours, dancing, entertainment, shows in the City Auditorium, rodeos, gunfights, employees dressed in period clothing All makes Colorado Springs a destination (similar to Colonial Williamsburg) Native American crafts for sale Created an underground downtown of 20th century life (like Disney World) Downtown has pockets of architecture from various periods of our history Character and aesthetics of the area Low population density Entrepreneurial NEMO system
Webpage posts 6, 4, 2009,



Frank Kinder. Manitou Springs Economic Development Council. 21 Manitou Springs City Hall. 6, 25, 2009, 6:00
Have managed a more balanced political arena; transparent; accessible, responsive to vision of people. This is a planned community of mixed-use. Public Radio-KRCC. Professionalism in journalism and ethics.
Frank Kinder, Manitou EDC, 21, Jun 25. Manitou Springs City Hall. Becci, this is an update to my earlier submission, i have two more pages of notes. 6, 25, 2009, 6:00


An involved populace. Volunteerism among retirees. Unity not always in agreement but remaining friendly. A call to action. Unified commmunication outlet. Untilized community centers. Maximize our communnity resources.