After filing repeated Colorado Open Records Act requests as well as "three-day" letters about my intent to file in District Court for the information, I'm pleased there is at least some transparency on the survey that citizens paid $35,000 for. I hope the full survey will be released soon; there is still a considerable number of pages missing.——— ORIGINAL POST 10:03 A.M. THURSDAY, NOV. 6, 2014 ———
Additionally, taxpayers paid $19,700 for a stadium feasibility study. In my role as a representative of those taxpayers, I've asked for that full study to be released. My intention has always been to provide taxpayers with transparency on the City for Champions projects and a public vote on the downtown stadium.
Mayor Steve Bach has directed the City Attorney’s Office to release the results of a 2012 survey for a downtown baseball stadium. This survey had been undertaken at a time when a downtown stadium was being evaluated. The information had previously not been disclosed due to the proprietary nature of the data.The survey, used to justify a proposal to build a $93 million sports stadium downtown, shows that 72 percent of downtown businesses saw the potential for a downtown stadium as very or somewhat positive, while 58 percent of those with businesses near the current Security Service Field, Barnes Road and Powers Boulevard, saw it that way.
Other portions of the report, “Financial Analysis of a Proposed Downtown Ballpark for the Colorado Springs Sky Sox”, are not public records subject to disclosure, and are proprietary to the local Triple A baseball franchise.