Former Mayor Lionel Rivera took a swipe at Colorado Springs Utilities CEO Jerry Forte in an email to the City Council.
Rivera advised the council, which doubles as the Utilities Board, to hold Forte accountable if he wasn’t giving them the information they needed or in the detail they required.
During a phone interview, I asked Rivera to elaborate.
“When I chaired the board … we didn’t always get the information as timely as we would have liked nor in as much detail or the question answered directly as we wanted. On occasion, we would just have to say, ‘Nope, you’re not getting us what we need. Go back. Do it again. We’ll talk about this next month.’
“Maybe (Forte) misunderstood what we were asking.”