Colorado Springs city leaders could push to lower costs for local businesses--even though the mayor thinks that means tax payers will have to pay more.
According to a city spokesperson, councilors will vote Tuesday to override a veto by Mayor Bach. Bach vetoed ordinances to end most licensing fees for businesses within the city of Colorado Springs, saying that the cost of ending those fees would get passed on to the tax payer.
According to city calculations, lost revenue from eliminating those fees would be around $400,000 in 2015. The mayor thinks it's residents of the city who would wind up covering that kind of shortfall.
The city spokesperson tells 11 News that Bach would consider ditching the fees, but wants to wait for the city clerk's plan. That plan will be ready in September.
KKTV firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKTV 11 News.
If you believe that any of the comments on our site are inappropriate or offensive, please tell us by clicking “Report Abuse” and answering the questions that follow. We will review any reported comments promptly.powered by Disqus