Question for the mayor? City boss sets town hall at History Center Feb. 19

       Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach's Westside town hall Tuesday, Feb. 19 will focus on issues affecting this side of town, based on the announced agenda.
       The event will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m., with the location finalized as the Old Colorado City History Center, 1 S. 24th St.
       According to Krithika Prashant of City Communi-cations this week, the planned topics are “public safety on the Westside, proposed transit service changes including evening bus service for the Westside, updates on flood mitigation and park project updates.”
       The public is invited, and their questions are also welcome, Prashant said.
       A concern had been raised last week by the Organization of Westside Neighbors (a city-recognized advocacy group) that the History Center, with a capacity of about 100 people, might not be big enough, and a larger venue ought to be located. But Laura Neumann, the mayor's chief of staff, said that typically the mayor's town halls don't draw more than 100.
       Asked for a response this week, OWN President Welling Clark said he hopes a large number of Westsiders show up and prove the city wrong. “We're just encouraging Westsiders to come to the meeting because they [city officials] don't think there will be much of a turnout,” he said.

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