Board of County Commissioners Authorizes Waiver of Certain Specific Local Liquor Licensing Fees

January 27, 2021 – Some local liquor licensing fees for establishments in unincorporated El Paso County will be waived starting retroactive to December 7, 2020 through December 7, 2021 due to the impact of COVID-19. The Board of County Commissioners which serves as the Local Licensing Authority approved a Resolution 21-33 at yesterday’s meeting authorizing…

El Paso County Elected Officials Take Oath of Office

January 12, 2021 – The Fourth Judicial District Attorney and three El Paso County Commissioners confirmed their Oath of Office during a ceremony on Tuesday, January 12, at Centennial Hall. El Paso County Chief Public Information Officer, Ryan Parsell, welcomed the limited in-person audience and emceed the Ceremony. Following the welcome remarks was the formal…

County Seeks Community-Minded Volunteers for Emergency Services Authority

July 1, 2020 – The Board of El Paso County Commissioners seeks community-minded citizen volunteers to serve on the El Paso County Emergency Services Authority. Applications for the open positions are due by July 17, 2020. The Emergency Services Authority is currently seeking one member who is a Colorado Springs resident and either a current or…

County Offices Will Be Closed Monday in Observance of Memorial Day

All El Paso County administrative, elected administrative offices, and county affiliated agencies, including El Paso County Public Health, the Department of Human Services, the Pikes Peak Workforce Center, CSU extension, the Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and the El Paso County Public Trustee will be closed Monday, May 25, in observance of Memorial…

County Commissioners Approve Resolution Supporting the Homestead Tax Exemption and More Funding Allocated for COVID-19 Response

At today’s meeting, County Commissioners voted unanimously to support a resolution sending a strong message to the state legislature to continue funding a property tax exemption for seniors and disabled veterans. Due to state budget shortfalls, the longstanding Senior and Disabled Homestead Tax Exemption is in trouble of being suspended. There are 27,000 seniors in…

Commissioners Pass Variance Request for Area High School Graduations

At today’s El Paso Board of County Commissioners meeting, Commissioners passed a resolution requesting a variance to allow local school districts to hold alternative high school graduation ceremonies. The waiver was requested under the provisions outlined in Public Health Order 20-28. The resolution passed 4-0 with one Commissioner excused due to a family emergency. The…