COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Colorado Springs City Council voted 7-1 Tuesday to spend $2 million on repairing potholes in city streets.
Councilman Joel Miller was the only member of City Council to vote against the plan. He said he wants potholes to be repaired, but he wants more transparency and accountability.
Councilwoman Jill Gaebler was not present for the vote.
The vote comes after weeks of debate over where the money would come from. Originally, Mayor Steve Bach requested $2 million in emergency funds. He later changed his request so the approval would go through the regular but accelerated process.
Council President Keith King had suggested that potholes be fixed using money from the Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority, a voter-approved regional tax for transportation projects. But city staff said they had already planned for that money.