El Paso County Commissioner Darryl Glenn publicly scolded Colorado Springs Chief of Staff and City Council members Tuesday telling them they needed to “get their act together.”
Glenn became visible frustrated Tuesday during a joint meeting of the commissioners and city council members, who met to hammer out the details of an intergovernmental agreement that defines a proposed regional stormwater authority.
Cox, representing Mayor Steve Bach, proposed changes to the intergovernmental agreement that the City Council had not agreed to, including the mayor’s proposal to appoint three of the city’s six voting members to the board that will oversee the drainage authority, should voters approve it in November. The group rejected the mayor’s proposal to change the composition of the board.
Cox said if the group didn’t give the mayor more control over the board he would not support the regional authority.
Glenn said he did not want to hear the mayor’s position or the City Council’s position. His expectation this close to the deadline to put the issue to the voters is to have one unified voice for a city position, he said.
Raising his voice, Glenn said he was disappointed that the city’s executive and legislative branches were displaying their friction in a public meeting with County Commissioners.
“I personally don’t want to hear this debate,” he said. “I don’t have the time.
“The city needs to get its act together.”