06/22/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Colorado Springs Experiencing "Brain Drain" Of Public Employees After Budget Cuts

Reminiscing about the 13 years he's spent building Colorado Springs' network of trails, open space and parks, TOPS manager Chris Lieber speaks the language of a city government lifer.

Take, for instance, the process that led to Red Rock Canyon opening in 2004: "Hundreds came together for a common vision," Lieber remembers. "That's something I enjoy."

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