- Associated Press - Thursday, November 6, 2014

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Colorado Springs voters have rejected a proposal to control stormwater that sometimes spills into neighboring Pueblo County.

The measure on Tuesday’s ballot would have created a regional authority to pay for projects along Fountain Creek by collecting fees from property owners in the Colorado Springs area.

Pueblo County Commissioner Sal Pace says Colorado Springs is still responsible for flood control measures. He says it was part of a 2009 deal that gave Colorado Springs’ city-owned utility the permits it needed for a project to get water from Pueblo Reservoir.

Pace says Pueblo County could take action to revoke the permits if flood-control measures aren’t done.

Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach says stormwater will be one of the topics discussed at a series of community meetings starting next week.

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