May 31, 2023
What does the April ballot success of the Trails and Open Space tax renewal tell us about our community, and how might we use that to address shortfalls in county and city parks funding? Susan Davies, Executive Director of the Trails and Open Space Coalition (TOSC), fills us in. She shares highlights of our areas parks and open spaces, and discusses ways we can improve funding for future needs.
After a 30-year career as a TV
journalist in various markets around the country, Susan took the
position leading TOSC in 2009. Under her leadership TOSC has
tackled several large initiatives including completing the Ring the
Peak Trail, supporting Friends Groups across the region, starting
a Trail Ambassador and Get Out/Get Healthy Program, empowering
neighborhood groups committed to improving trails and parks in
underserved areas and most recently the extension of the
City's TOPS (Trails, Open Space and Parks) tax.
Trails and Open Space
Info about Colorado Springs Trails,
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This episode was recorded at the Sustainability in Progress (SIP) virtual event on May 17, 2023. Sustainability in Progress is a monthly program of the Peak Alliance for a Sustainable Future. Join us (free) the third Wednesday of every month.
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