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Public Observes Drake Task Force RFP Process

Numerous community stakeholders attended the Feb. 15 Drake Task Force meeting in order to observe the Request for Proposal (RFP) process directly.

Stakeholders in attendance included (not all-inclusive): City Committee of Colorado Springs, UCCS/Downtown Partnership, Council of Neighbors and Organizations (CONO), Pikes Peak Association of Realtors, Home Building Association, City Attorney’s Office and ratepayers.

On Feb. 13, Drake Task Force co-leads Brandy Williams and Lisa Czelatdko sent an invitation to stakeholders to attend the meeting and an update of the Task Force’s progress. The invitation list included (not all-inclusive):

  • Americans for Prosperity
  • Candidates for City Council
  • City of Colorado Springs - Parks Solutions Team
  • City, County and State elected officials
  • Colorado Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Colorado Springs Leadership Institute
  • Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance
  • Colorado Technical University
  • PikesPeakAreaCouncilof Governments (PPACG)
  • Regional Leadership Forum
  • Summit Economics
  • United States Olympic Committee

The RFP for a Study of Alternatives Related to the Potential Decommissioning of the Martin Drake Power Plant was released Feb. 19 by Colorado Springs Utilities and can be accessed through the Rocky Mountain e-Purchasing System.

The next Task Force meeting is scheduled for March 15 from 9 a.m.-noon in the Pikes Peak Room located at City Hall at 107 N. Nevada. Public and media welcome.