Officials upset over secrecy demand
COLORADO SPRINGS — Members of the Colorado Springs City Council are opposing demands they sign a confidentiality agreement before they can look at financial documents tied to several tourism projects.
The Colorado Economic Development Commission has awarded an estimated $120 million to help finance projects that include including a 10,000-seat stadium and 3,000-seat indoor sports center, an Olympics museum, a new Air Force Academy visitors’ center and a sports medicine and performance center.
According to KOAA-TV, most of the documents are public, but some are being withheld at the request of businesses that don’t want the public to know about their participation or how much money the projects will earn.
City Council president Keith King says he will not sign the agreement because the projects include public funding.