This week's news has echoes of the first week of August 2002. See: IDs for undocumented immigrants, as in '02 the Springs became the first jurisdiction in the state to have its police officially recognize the Mexican-government-issued matricula consular as valid.
From "IDs for undocumented immigrants">Don't Leave Home Without It":
The El Paso County Sheriff's Office already has an unofficial policy of accepting the card, said Commander Ken Morris of the office's Patrol Division. When someone has the card, "at least you know, or have a reasonable belief, who you're talking to," Morris said.
When dealing with minor offenses, such as traffic tickets, police and sheriff's deputies usually don't ask offenders whether they are in the country legally or not, because it is not within their jurisdiction to enforce federal immigration laws.
The move to recognize the matricula consular comes in the wake of a failed push last winter to allow undocumented immigrants to obtain Colorado driver's licenses. ...
[Mexican consulate spokesman Mario Hernandez] said the cards have grown in popularity, "especially after September 11."
Also, local officials remained preoccupied with the City Aud.
From "Five easy pieces":
Remember that hackneyed discussion about whether Snoop Dogg and ravers should be allowed to use the City Auditorium? Well, this coming Monday, Aug. 5, at 8 a.m. in the Pikes Peak Room of City Hall, there will be an informal public meeting where the new mission statement will be provided to the City Council by Ed Ward, Committee Chairman for the City Auditorium Task Force (CATForce). Then, on the following Wednesday, Aug. 7, CATForce will ... make recommendations for "desirable and undesirable uses" ... [I]f you smell the unmistakable stench of euphemism and think you might enjoy a variety of City Auditorium engagements booked by anyone with cold hard cash, then you may just want to be there.