From The Pueblo Chieftain (Chris Woodka):
The Fountain Creek Watershed Flood Control and Greenway District board Friday considered its strategy in seeking funding for 2012, and possibly may ask some entities like El Paso and Pueblo counties, as well as cities that signed a 2009 intergovernmental agreement to form the district, for money in next year’s budget.
The district is now funded for $100,000 annually by Colorado Springs Utilities and the Lower Arkansas Valley Water Conservancy District as part of an agreement they reached in 2007 to complete a Fountain Creek Corridor Master Plan. The budget pays the salary of Executive Director Gary Barber and other administrative expenses. That agreement continues in 2011, but nothing is in place for 2012. The board earlier this year agreed that it will not be in a position to ask voters for a mill levy until 2012 at the earliest, so the district would face a gap in funding.