As the old saying goes, there’s more than one way to skin a cat.
Despite repeated requests, Colorado Springs Utilities has been refusing to provide a ratepayer-funded analysis that includes employee health care costs and proposed premium splits.
The data will be the subject of discussion at Wednesday’s Utilities Board meeting, and Utilities spokesman Dave Grossman said the city-owned enterprise didn’t want the information to get out before then.
“There’s a lot of information that’s in the report that really requires the experts there to go through it all,” Grossman said Monday.
Councilman Sean Paige also said he was willing to share the information, though he only had it in hard copy.
“I’m still sort of looking it over in preparation for tomorrow’s meeting (but) I’d be happy to share it with you,” he said in a voicemail message.
Thank you, councilmen. Your actions prove that transparency in government is alive at City Hall.