Manitou Springs is a Home Rule Municipalitylocated in El Paso County, Colorado with an estimated population of 5,245. We are situated 6,412' above sea level and encompass about 3 square miles between Pikes Peak and the Garden of the Gods. Originally known as Manitou, the City officially changed its name to Manitou Springs in 1935. We have a Mayor/Council form of government. Elections are held on the first Tuesday in November in odd-numbered years. The City's 2017 General Fund budget (less interfund transfers) is $8,629,125. Total expenditures (less interfund transfers) for all funds are $26,509,760.
Services provided include overall City governance by a City Council and Administration; provision of public safety and emergency services; municipal court; human resources; liquor license administration; financial management; provision and maintenance of infrastructure, such as: roads, water, waste water, storm water infrastructure, and flood recovery projects; parks, recreation & fitness center; cemetery; open space and trails; parking; funding to support library services; and planning services to implement the zoning code, historic district and subdivision regulations, long-range planning, procurement of grant funding, transportation planning and projects, and economic development.
Programs provided include recreation and exercise programming to promote healthy life style and water safety; on-going staff training and education; community outreach; collaboration with regional agencies to address housing, social service, transportation and other needs.
Participants of City services and programs include citizens, business owners numerous visitors and City staff.
- Municipal Code
- City Council
- Agendas, packets and minutes
- City Boards, Commissions, and Districts
- Projects and Initiatives
- Publications, Plans and Maps
- 5-Year Capital Plan