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

Colorado Springs Budget Woes Continue As Tourism Board Forced To Repay Full Debt Instead Of Waging Marketing Campaign

Colorado Springs - convention and visitors bureau will not be able to retain $142,494 it owes the city government under a recommendation the City Council will consider today.

Two weeks ago, Terry Sullivan, president and CEO of Experience Colorado Springs, the convention and visitors bureau, asked the council for permission to keep a portion of the $342,494 it owes the city to wage a marketing campaign in Texas and possibly northern Colorado to counter the negative publicity that has hit Colorado Springs in recent months.

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