The City Committee
The City Committee comprises volunteer business leaders who love our city, are passionate about its future, and are committed to applying best business practices, where appropriate, to improve the governance and operations of Colorado Springs’ city government and enterprises. We serve our fellow citizens by offering the City of Colorado Springs management consulting services, based on our team’s extensive and diverse experience, aimed at improving the efficiency and effectiveness of local government. Our objective is to maximize the “return on investment” to the taxpayer as the City adopts these effective business practices and is able to offer the best services at the lowest overall cost.
Since our inception in 2010, The City Committee members have researched and analyzed city financial information, policy document, procedures and held many meetings with City staff to understand how the City of Colorado Springs runs its “business.” Our practice is to present our findings, in the spirit of collaboration, to elected officials, city staff, community leaders, and citizens at large with the aim of introducing innovation, new approaches and continuous improvement to city operations and services.
Economic cycles come and go. Financial tides rise and tides fall. At this moment in our country’s unique economic and political history, all citizens –whether individuals, businesses or public servants–can and should participate in defining appropriate solutions for more effective and efficient government. American ingenuity has always led to innovative solutions. The City Committee was formed, in part, to answer questions such as:
- “What is the changing relationship between the economic challenges faced by our citizens and businesses compared to the capabilities of local government to perform its duties and ensure that the core services we rely on are delivered?”
- “How do we create and manage a well-functioning and affordable community for our families and our children’s future while maintaining a high quality of life during these extraordinarily difficult times?”
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