“I don’t have the information on those two issues. But I know I will have that information as I move forward. I’m not saying that they’re not important issues to us, but you called me out of the blue, literally about two hours after I turned in my paperwork.”
— Merv Bennett, who filed papers today to run for City Council, said in a telephone interview that he didn’t have enough information to form an opinion when asked whether he supported the Southern Delivery System and future water rate increases to fund it or the direction the council has been going in terms of dealing with the medical marijuana industry.
Bennett, who has lived in Colorado Springs for 38 years, is president and CEO of the YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region.
“I don’t have the knowledge or the data right in front of me right now to give you an opinion on that,” he said about SDS, which is one of the largest water projects in the West and will double water rates by 2016.
“That’s one I really know the least about probably right now. That’s not one I would be willing to comment on,” he said about medical marijuana.