Manitou Springs is a Home Rule MunicipalityExternal linklocated in El Paso CountyExternal link, ColoradoExternal link with an estimated population of 5,245External link. 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.


Manitou Springs Municipal Code

Municipal Code
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