The Colorado Springs Utilities Board is expected to make a decision Wednesday about the Martin Drake Power Plant downtown.
But at least one member of the board — City Councilwoman Angela Dougan — didn’t know anything about it.
“I was going to walk in blind tomorrow,” she said.
The Gazette is calling other members of the City Council to find out whether they were kept in the dark, too. The council doubles at the Utilities Board and oversees the $1.1 billion city-owned enterprise.
According to the revised Utilities Board agenda, the board is expected to make a decision regarding the “Drake Retirement Analysis.”
The agenda doesn’t include any supporting documentation.
The board and members of the community, including Mayor Steve Bach and his supporters, have been debating whether or not to conduct a decommissioning study on Drake this year or next.
Dougan said the agenda packet she received Friday didn’t include any decision on Drake. In fact, she said, the last agenda item was scheduled for 3:30 p.m., and according to the revised agenda, the board will consider the Drake decision at 4 p.m.
“Ours goes to 3:30 p.m.,” Dougan said, referring to the agenda she received Friday.
“Nobody has talked to me about it, so I’m very concerned about a decision being made at this point in time,” she said. “How can we make a decision when we don’t even have documentation 24 hours out?”