Important Colorado Spings White Acres Vote Tomorrow

, , , | UltraRob | Monday, April 13th, 2009 at 10:18 am

White Acres Near Colorado Springs
Update 4/14/09: White Acres acquisition was passed unanimously by the Colorado Springs City Council. It won’t be effective until the 2nd reading of the ordinance on April 28th but it should just be on the consent calendar. Now Friends of Red Rock Canyon Open Space need to raise $75k by December but the Palmer Foundation is helping out.


The Colorado Springs City Council will vote on purchasing White Acres for open space tomorrow. This is the most important vote. There’s support on council for the purchase but there’s also some uncertainty.

Read through my past White Acres posts for more info about it. The White Acres Google Map shows how it fits in with Red Rock Canyon Open Space and Section 16.

If possible, please come to show your support for White Acres Open Space. The meeting is at the Colorado Springs City Hall April 14th at 1:00 PM. White Acres is the first 2 items of new business on the agenda. There are several other items before new business so it’s hard to tell how soon they’ll get to White Acres.

Fundraising Event

In related news, Pizzeria Rustica will donate the proceeds from its Earth Week Passport to Tuscany” wine dinner toward the White Acres acquisition. The five course dinner will feature five selected wines from Tuscany/Umbria paired with five Tuscan dishes.

WHEN: Monday , April 20 at 6:00 PM
WHERE:Pizzeria Rustica 2527 W. Colorado Avenue
COST: $49 plus tax and tip
RESERVATIONS: Coaltrain Wine & Spirits 475-9700

Additional donations will be accepted.

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0 responses to “Important Colorado Spings White Acres Vote Tomorrow”

  1. bmccarrie says:

    Rob, I can’t make the meeting but White Acres is a must have open space. I use that trail all the time. I know, pretty selfish of me but riding that trail is better than riding on 26th street.

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