In a piece published in today's Colorado Springs Gazette, I take a stab at laying out a limited government blueprint for what this city could and should look like in the year 2020, if it refrains from following in the footsteps of most other large American cities. It's part of a local visioning exercise called DreamCity 2020.
The headlining on the piece, and a typo in the third paragraph, are unfortunate. But perhaps the piece will help in some small way to stir serious debate about how a city that stands at a tipping point can avoid mistakes made elsewhere, and can take conscious steps toward building a better paradigm -- something I call the Colorado Springs Model.
If such a vision can be achieved anywhere, it can be achieved here.