City Council Looking To Override Mayor Bach's Veto On Business Licensing Fees

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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.

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