1st RTA board meeting Jan. 3 on Westside

       The first meeting of the newly formed Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority (RTA) is scheduled at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 3 at the Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments building, 15 S. Seventh St.
       Jerry Heimlicher, the City Council member whose district includes the lower Westside, will be one of eight members on the body, which will be making spending and prioritization decisions on the list of transportation projects voters approved in the Nov. 2 election.
       Other members are Mayor Lionel Rivera and Larry Small of Colorado Springs City Council; County Commissioners Jim Bensberg, Wayne Williams and Chuck Brown; Manitou Springs Mayor Marcy Morrison and Green Mountain Falls Mayor Tyler Stevens.
       Westsider Sallie Clark, who will be sworn in to take over Chuck Brown's seat Jan. 11, said she hopes to take over his spot on the RTA board.
       I want to make certain that what we promised the voters will happen, said Clark, who volunteered on the Citizens Transportation Advisory Board that helped plan the RTA package of projects. I think it's important we show responsibility and accountability.

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